New Reader: Welcome - An Introduction to nectar and stone

 Welcome, I am Donna-Caroline and this is my blog nectar and stone. I write about cooking, fashion and lifestyle. ...more

Cadbury Creme Egg Brownies

This recipe is adapted from the Cadbury UK Facebook page (here). I've converted the ingredients list from metric (grams) to American (cups) and upped the quantities to standardize these measurements for U.S. cooks and readers. Put simply, no one wants to measure out ".80 cups of butter" or ".17 cups cocoa powder," so I've opted for "1 cup of butter" and "1/4 cup cocoa powder," so on and so forth....more

Ultimate Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Despite the fact that my son saw me baking today in the kitchen,  dancing around in my Hello Kitty pants while rocking out to Ozzy, he still asked me when I had gone to Perkins to get this pile of cookies. Yep, they’re good. If you like crispy cookies, keep movin’ – these are gooey and chewy and SO not good for your butt size. Hey, do you want me to lie to you?...more

Homemade {All Natural} Dog Treats

Yes, we even try to treat our pups in a healthy way.Because store bought dog treats have chemicals and preservatives in them (and are also expensive) I have started making my own....more

Cream Cheese Brownie Pie

In addition to  this Banana Pudding, I made a Cream Cheese Brownie Pie for my family last weekend for Easter.  I went a little sugar crazy making two desserts for 6 adults and two toddlers but I absolutely could not resist this chocolaty delight accompanying our traditional Easter treat. I blame it on the pregnancy  :-)....more

You Win Some You Lose Some

Wow the response from yesterday's post has been amazing.  Who would have thought making your own Velveeta cheese would appeal to so many?  Not me.  I have been making this for a few months now with no family member noticing anything different.  In fact, blogher.com is featuring yesterdays post!  ...more

Lemon Poppyseed Muffins with raspberry butter

Lemon adds brightness to any dish – and it has the kinds of flavor properties that spread throughout something. It gives (a dish) a whole overtone of citrus and acidity … rather than getting lost in a group of complex flavors. ~ Jim Romanoff...more

Boston Cream Pie Cupcakes So Good You Won't Want to Share

Look at these little darlings! These are not difficult to make. You can even use yellow cake mix and make the cupcakes to the package instructions to save time. The filling and ganache will surely make you smile! ...more
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