Brickle: Caramel, Chocolate & Heath Oh My!

Sweet & Salty BrickleBeat the heat with this sweet and salty cool summer treat! Brickle is sure to be a crowd pleaser at parties, BBQ's, showers or just at home! Not the best baker on the block? Don't you fret because this recipe is super simple, anyone can do it! You can find the step by step tutorial at {The Kurtz Corner}...more

Chocolate Cream Parfait

I thought I measured correctly, but I didn’t. What I was supposed to make was chocolate mousse, but what I got was chocolate cream. This chocolate cream parfait came from the mistake I made. Well, turned out “YUM!” I just made layers with the chocolate cream, coconut milk mousse, blueberry muesli. Oh, about that chocolate cream, follow the regular chocolate mousse recipe, but with less gelatin, if that helps. I must say “Failure is the mother of success”. Can I?? ...more

Oreo Custard

I happened to have a lot of extra egg yolks from making some angel food cake and I decided what better thing to do with egg yolks than make custard! My absolute favorite ice cream is cookies and cream followed closely by peanut butter panic. I reasoned that since cookies and cream is my favorite ice cream, then why not try it in a custard? I can truly say that I'm glad I did! Custard has such an amazing creaminess to it, add the fantastic flavor of Oreos and instantly I'm in a sugar coma/heaven! ...more

A Little Cake with Big Talking Points

So here it is:...more

yes,we have no bananas

My friend asked if I was going to throw it in the compost. Nope, I said, I'm going to have it for breakfast tomorrow. It should be just about ripe enough…...more

Yes we have no bananas todaaayyyyyy.

I'm going to have that stuck in my head. ...more

Getting Creative with Girl Scout Cookies

Unless you live under a rock, you are aware that Girl Scout cookie delivery and consumption time is upon us. In fact, if you're an avid blog reader, you may have seen talk about these annual favorites popping up in all sorts of ways. If you're bored with eating cookies straight from the box, this post is for you. ...more

Oh my lord, these all look obscenely delicious and I'm trying to ignore the voices of my ...more

Ancestors Gotta Eat! Who doesn't love to eat? I love to cook, collect cookbooks and old recipes, and delve into genealogy and the garden dirt as well. I also love to travel and spend time with my family, friends and my dogs. Sounds like a jillion other blogs? Maybe so, but I have been pondering what to do with the wonderful old family recipe boxes I have received, and I decided to share them by scanning in the handwritten cards and blog with them!...more

Cornmeal Lime Cookies

Butter makes the world go round. Flavors swirl happily in it. We worship it. It’s a bit disheartening to see recipes using butter-flavored substitutes. It’s a marketing ploy to get people to eat healthy. Butter, another ingredient enjoyed for thousands of years, has been bullied into an unhealthy label. ...more

White Chocolate, Cranberry and Hazelnut Cookies

White Chocolate, Cranberry and Hazelnut Cookies - If you're a White Chocolate Lover these cookies were created with you in mind....more

Malasadas - Portuguese-Styled Raised Doughnut

Malasadas are Portuguese-styled raised doughnuts.  Enjoy an alternative to the familiar doughnut. Sweet and crunchy on the outside, soft and fluffy on the inside.  ...more