Vanilla Confetti Cake with Whipped Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

Vanilla Cake filled with lots and lots of confetti and frosted with whipped vanilla buttercream....more

Easy Lemon Pudding Pound Cake

This is an easy, light perfect summertime dessert to take as a gift to your next party!It would even make a fabulously different birthday cake. Go ahead, surprise someone...just make sure you get to eat some too!...more

Chewy Caramel Pecan Groaties

Cookies+ Oat Groats = Groaties. That makes sense right? If only math could be this simple…...more

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
Chi Chi Thanks Chi Chi. I also sometimes add fresh strawberries... that's good too!more

Chinese Baked Pork Bun (烘烤肉包子)

In my personal opinion, this was probably the most challenging dish I’ve done so far. Not only was it time-consuming; it was also physically and mentally draining, given the amount of preparations required beforehand as well as the amount of energy expended during the kneading. Take a look at the long list of ingredients to see what I mean....more

Blueberry Coffee Cake that Won't Leave You Singing the Blues

Are you singing the blues today?If you are, I got the cure!No more singing the blues 'cuz you can have a Blueberry Coffee Cake that is going to tap dance it's way into your heart and ultimately your stomach!...more

Cinnamon Bread. Quick and Simple.

I love quick breads. Mix the batter, pour it in a pan, pop it in the oven to bake. That's it. No long, drawn out process required. A while back I had a craving for cinnamon bread. I was thinking of a traditional loaf with yeast and all, but was too lazy to go through the motions necessary for my desired result. Ever been there? Yep. Me, too. Quick bread to the rescue! ...more

Road Trip - Stuck in the Kitchen, Out in the Country

As promised, it got better for my daughter, mainly because she pretty much stayed inside all week.The first morning in my beautiful country paradise found me stressed out over technology. Internet service and cell phones can be tricky and I forgot about those limitations. My cell phone service was spotty and I could only get enough bars to receive texts and make calls if I stood on one leg on the last board of the deck, clucked like a chicken and swayed back and forth. That got old....more

Blueberry Cheesecake Tart

It’s BLUEBERRY season!!So I made a Blueberry Cheesecake Tart(also seems to be tart season around here…).See, what you do, it take those lovely Blueberries that are full of anti-oxidants and healthy stuff… then you add a cookie crust, and some cream cheese mixed with sugar… makes the Blueberry experience quite satisfying…(grin)…...more