Here Bagel Bagel Bagel...

Bagels are one of my most favorite things to eat.  They are so versatile, so forgiving; they go with anything — from smoked white fish to jam — and never complain.  You can eat them by themselves just fine or slather with butter or cream cheese, and you’ve got yourself a meal....more

Banana Nut Bread Cookies

"Soft-baked and simple banana nut cookies. In less than 30 minutes you can have cookies that taste just like banana nut bread!"I am a sucker for a good banana bread.  However, for me, good is simply… “Simple”.  And by simple I mean, I don’t want the banana flavor to be smothered by spices.  I like my banana bread to taste like bananas and nothing else....more

Royal Icing Lily of the Valley Sugar Cookies

The classic art of royal icing piping has never really gone away. I am happy to say in the last few years royal icing has become popular, even trendy with a modern twist. There are a multitude of decorative uses for royal icing from simple piped designs to intricate patterns, cameos, and of course Lambeth method. A cake or cookie can go to a whole knew level by adding royal icing designs. Pressure piping is an important skill to master. Not only......more

Flourless Chocolate Banana Chia Muffin Recipe

I modified Maija’s blender muffin recipe (which we LOVE) and made these decadent chocolate banana chia muffins, and I have to tell you that these are the most delicious and easy muffins ever!...more

Best Chocolate Cake Evah

 Initially chocolate cake wasn’t on the menu for Father’s Day. My plan was to make a lemony dessert and white chocolate brownies. Plus, Samara was sending blueberry cream cheese muffins and I thought that would have been plenty. However, Gabrielle wouldn’t have touched any of these. Grandbaby wants chocolate cake, grandbaby gets chocolate cake. Yes she is spoiled rotten....more

Honey Citrus Sweet Potato Scones

“Tender, flaky sweet potato scones flavored with honey and citrus. These scones are the perfect healthy alternative!”...more

Crazy Dough Focaccia

In the last post I told you the story about Crazy Dough, now is the time to show you what you can do with it. The easiest thing is to make is focaccia, a flat Italian bread. Just take a piece of Crazy dough, shape it into irregular focaccia shape, drizzle with some olive oil and sprinkle with rosemary and sea salt. You can add some olives, thinly sliced onion, cheese, ham, anchovies, vegetables – whatever you like. Bake for 20 minutes and you will get a tasty focaccia with no trouble at all!...more

Crazy Dough for Everything

My mother got this recipe for Crazy Dough from her friend over 20 years ago. At the time it was called “Universal Dough”, but now it is often referred to as “Crazy Dough”. This friend was so thrilled with the recipe because it was very simple to make and you could use it for almost anything you wanted....more

Filipino Egg Pie

Filipino Egg Pie is a classic Filipino dessert resembling an Egg Custard Pie or a Greek Egg Custard Pie. You could say it is a distant cousin of Magic Cake. The pie consists of a pie shell filled with custard filling made of eggs yolks beaten with evaporated milk, sugar, vanilla and lemon juice. At the end whipped egg whites are folded in. The pie is baked until filling is firm and the top is golden. You can make your own homemade pie crust or buy a ready made one at your local grocery store to make it even more simple....more