White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Funfetti Blondies

Soft, chewy, and buttery blondies loaded with white chocolate chips and macadamia nuts.When it comes to baking cookies and brownies I’d say I’m somewhat of a natural.Or they are just that easy to make…...more

Food for Thought: Hazelnuts

Did you know that the Hazelnut is rich in unsaturated fats, you know the kind of fat that is actually good for the heart?  Much of this fat is called oleic acid, which has been shown to lower "bad" cholesterol and raise the "good" kind. They're also packed full of magnesium and vitamin E, which has been proven to protect your skin from the harmful effects of ultraviolet radiation, such as skin cancer and premature aging. This is just the tip of the iceberg!...more

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