Banana Coconut Bread

I love bananas, and after finding two in my fruit bowl that were very soft I decided to mix up something very quick. Banana bread is one of the easiest things to make. I also had ends of a trail mix that contained dried cranberries and cashews, I had some flaked coconut in my fridge that also needed to be used. I decided to add them all in. So I made a banana coconut bread that my friends loved. ...more
I love banana bread and really love your addition of flaked coconut to your recipemore

Owl Cake

A couple years ago I made this super cute owl cake and just had to share it with you. I took a picture of it in a magazine and winged it at home…no pun intended :)  It’s actually not that difficult and so adorable for many occasions. Let’s dig in!...more
Cheryl L. Wiser Thanks! We're just kindred cooking spirits :)more

Summertime recipe takes advantage of the season’s strawberry crop

With summer in the air, I’m yearning for strawberries hand-picked from a local farm or fresh from the farmers market. These luscious strawberries taste even sweeter when roasted with balsamic vinegar and paired with a creamy mascarpone filling....more

No Bake Peanut Butter Balls

Today I'm sharing a favorite snack in our house. Something that doesn't last long! Peanut Butter Energy Balls! They are so yummy and fun to make with the kids. I first saw a recipe floating around about 2 years ago. The recipe calls for coconut but we aren't fans of coconut so I leave that part out! Otherwise most of everything else we already had on hand. Ingredients:...more

Cornmeal Orange Cake

June Recipe Roundup

June is a month for settling into summer routines. My older son, College Boy, is home from his freshman year. He went to work campaigning for his close friend's dad, our Congressman. My younger son, PurDude, graduated from high school (in the top 6% of his class, but I digress). He continues to work for the city as a lifeguard as he prepares for his freshman year in college....more

Patriotic Pavlova

Summer is officially here and my baking reflects that fact. I love all of the fresh fruits and vegetables that summertime brings almost to my doorstep. I wish I had a garden, I don’t, but farmer’s markets and roadside stands are all around....more
shellybean70 The secret to meringue is not to overcook it, then to turn off the oven and let it ...more

Teenager Approved: Strawberry Shortcake, Nacho Style

I was so excited to have been involved in a strawberry shortcake recipe contest for so many reasons. First,  especially at this time of year I love using fresh berries in recipes and strawberries are a favorite. Also, I love a challenge. Nothing sends me to the kitchen faster than a houseful of teens an ingredient challenge. ...more
Chi Chi Yes, shortbread are a universal cookie. So versatile. I hope you try this recipe, a ...more

IDLE NO MORE TODAY

Today we had no time for being maudlin, crying into our soup and feeling sorry for ourselves.   There was things to do and a life to live.  The day held promise of sunshine and blue skies....more