Gooey Chocolate Brownies with a Walnut Crunch

Walnuts and brownies are a match made in heaven and today’s recipe comes with  healthy serving on top of a gooey, chocolatey brownie.What is a “walnut crunch” you ask? Well, it’s a term I made up for this recipe to describe the crunchy layer of baked walnuts on top of this scrumptious treat.I like my brownies really soft in the middle but if you like them a bit firmer add an extra 10-15 minutes of baking time to end of the recipe.I’m giving you fair warning, its hard to just stop at one of these! Enjoy....more

10 Tips for Successful Gluten-Free Baking

Over the past several years, I have learned a lot about baking gluten free. It is definitely a science, which the "just throw stuff in a pan" part of me struggles with—but I have learned several tips for success. A nice domed loaf ... that sunk later. The joys of GF baking! ...more
Thanks for this Tips. Me and My mother going try this !more

Caramel Apple Cookie Recipe

Yesterday, I showed you a photo of some ingredients.  I mysteriously told you that I had invented a recipe using them, but it would not be posted until today. Some of this baking was to used as a gift, and I wanted to deliver it before I published the photos!  ...more

NaBloPoMo #4 The saga continues

Today was the first time I actually cross-posted on the BlogHer site. It's funny. I have an advanced degree in computing technology, but learning the technical side of new programs in becoming increasingly difficult in recent years.  So, one more thing learned.I'm still exhausted after yesterday's very vigorous water aerobics class. Changing the music to a more driving beat made the class more fun, but also more exhausting. I feel like I did the first couple of weeks after I started! But, I suppose it was time to make it a little more challenging as well....more

Fancy Food

JCan we talk about something? Fancy food. I don’t get it. It seems like every time I check out Pinterest there is some kind of crazy twist on a classic recipe.What’s wrong with the classics?Why can’t we have just a cinnamon roll?Or just a pumpkin pie?Or just a peanut butter cookie?Or just a cupcake?Or just an apple?...more
I hear you. I wrote a post once about Rice Krispies treats. All the flavors, so many -- and I ...more

Baby, it’s crisp outside (and inside, too!)

Does fall bring out your inner Martha Stewart?I don’t know what it is about fall that makes me crave apples and cinnamon. Maybe it is those huge Honey Crisp apples that I see in the grocery store this time of year. I can’t resist picking up a few, even though they are too big for one just person to eat....more

No-Crumb Spice Cookies

 "Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord,and to the house of the God of Jacob;and He will teach us of His ways,and we will walk in His paths;...more

Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Our family LOVES oatmeal raisin cookies. And since there's oatmeal and raisins in them that makes them sound a little bit healthier, right? :)...more

Simple Bread Pudding

If you like bread pudding and want a simple recipe that will only take minutes to prepare, then this is the recipe for you. I am not a fan of raisins in my bread pudding, but they could easily be added. Caramel topping or vanilla flavored whipped topping goes very well with this bread pudding. It is also a good recipe for having little helpers. I have my kids tear the bread into pieces while I prepare the remaining ingredients. 6-8 servingsIngredients:6 slices day-old bread ( I like to use a brown sugar cinnamon bread)2 tablespoons butter, melted...more

You Can Never Go Wrong With Chocolate!

There was a plaque resting in the bookcase of a home we rented for a family vacation this summer. It really tickled me, and I took a photo so I would remember it. There was no picture on the plaque, just the words “Chocolate - it's not just for Breakfast anymore.” Doesn't that just sum up a wonderful philosophy? ...more