GF Chocolate Chai Latte Pound Cake

Today is the last day of my vacation and I didn’t get to do everything that I wanted to this time around. Ya know, all that fun stuff I had planned such as steam clean the carpets, wash my car, wash the dogs, visit the botanical gardens. Ok, going to the botanical gardens would have been fun if it didn’t rain the entire day I was planning on going. Instead, I spent the day baking. Yes, baking! I actually turned on my oven again this summer! And the one thing I love about baking is how your entire house permeates with the smell of what you’re baking in the oven. Today, my home smelled of chocolate. Yummy, sweet, cho –co- late. You can’t bottle that fragrance Febreze! ...more

Easy Peasy Peach Tarts

When Aldo saw the shopping list for the week, he got super excited because he saw that cookies were on the list. But the cookies were on the list because I needed to get them for an event at work. The look of disappointment on his face was heartbreaking. So I told him I would make a dessert for us....more

Apple Cinnamon Chip Sandwich Cookies

I know, we barely finished Labor Day weekend and I am on to apple recipes.  Normally I don't rush these kinds of things.  But, I have to tell you...I am so tickled with this recipe! ...more

Mixed Berry Vanilla Yogurt Muffins

Moist muffins made with vanilla yogurt, loaded with dried cherries, blueberries, and cranberries.I just gotta say, these muffins are bangin.Yeah, that just happened…...more

Plum Oatmeal Bars and Spiced Plum Muffins

Are you smack in the middle of back to school craziness? Well, we sure are here!!!! Just wish the weather felt a little more fall like…...more

Chocolate Zucchini Coconut Cupcakes

I have a bumper crop of ZUCCHINI!I have mentioned that they are the size of small children.  I just can't give them away anymore and I certainly can't throw them away.  So instead, I used that fabulous, versatile veggie in cupcakes.  Because who doesn't like cupcakes and zucchini in cupcake form is ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS! ...more

Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Some cakes exist just to put a smile on our face. I'm convinced that carrot cake is one such cake. It is decadent and delicious. It's also a sweet way to get our vegetables! (If only it was a healthy way too....)...more

August Recipe Round Up

I often seem to have a theme running through many of my posts in any given month. I don’t do this on purpose. I think that I get inspired by an ingredient, have a few ideas in my head and want to execute them all. Sometimes I end up with one success and a disaster or two. But if I’m really lucky, I have a few recipes to post.So if what July said about me was “hey world, I love fresh berries”, then August says “I’m nuts for pistachios."...more
Susanf Thanks Susan. I really enjoy putting them together.more