Patriotic Pavlova

Summer is officially here and my baking reflects that fact. I love all of the fresh fruits and vegetables that summertime brings almost to my doorstep. I wish I had a garden, I don’t, but farmer’s markets and roadside stands are all around....more
shellybean70 The secret to meringue is not to overcook it, then to turn off the oven and let it ...more

Homemade Almond Butter

“Homemade Almond Butter is simply the best! It is the simplest recipe to have in your repertoire.”Homemade almond butter is a versatile staple ingredient.  Just like peanut butter, you can use almond butter on your pancakes, in your smoothies, as a fruit dip… the options are endless!...more

Blueberry Nut Crisp!

Since I'm not a fan of the idea of kneeling in the hot summer sun to pick fresh blueberries, I make sure to stock up on this delicious power food from the local grocers. So, if you happen to have extra blueberries hanging around the kitchen, I've got the perfect no-fuss blueberry crisp recipe just for you!...more

Yeast Recipes Made Easy

I simply love to bake! Whether it's cookies, cakes or breads, there is nothing like it. I love to see my family come running when the smell hits them.Although I enjoy it, recipes that call for yeast can be a bit unnerving sometimes. You know you have only a small window to get the temperature just right for the liquid or else the yeast won't activate....more

Five Ingredient Crockpot Ribs

I have the easiest most delicious recipe for your barbecue! Five Ingredient Crockpot Ribs. These are my family's favorite.  They will be perfect if you're having a big 4th of July bbq.  ...more

Homemade Bubblegum Ice Cream

Do your kids (or you) love Bubblegum Ice Cream? Come see how easy it is to make - No Churn Style - for a delicious cold treat this summer!...more

Zucchini Noodles: The Healthy Way to Enjoy Pasta!

I enjoy a good plate of pasta.And since I married my Italian husband, I've been working on my Italian housewife skillz.So far it's going really well. But in an effort to eat more nutritionally dense food and less carb heavy food, I've been trying to avoid pasta night....more

Low Country Shrimp Boil Recipe

I had never heard of a "Low Country Boil" until I ha...more

Teenager Approved: Strawberry Shortcake, Nacho Style

I was so excited to have been involved in a strawberry shortcake recipe contest for so many reasons. First,  especially at this time of year I love using fresh berries in recipes and strawberries are a favorite. Also, I love a challenge. Nothing sends me to the kitchen faster than a houseful of teens an ingredient challenge. ...more
Chi Chi Yes, shortbread are a universal cookie. So versatile. I hope you try this recipe, a ...more