October 29, 2018

Apple and Snickers Salad

Sweet Dreams Are Made of This! Apple and Snickers Salad Dessert A few years ago, I read an article in the NY Times regarding the most distinct recipes searched for online in each state around Thanksgiving.  Being born and raised in California, many (who am I kidding?) … most of […]
September 11, 2018

Mai Tai Upside-Down Skillet Cake with Hatch Chiles and Pineapple

Edible Mai Tai Mai Tai Skillet Pineapple Upside Down Cake with Hatch Chiles  Dessert As Hatch chile season drew to a close, my mind was humming on how to use the Melissa’s Extra Hot Chiles we had grilled for the Hatch Chile Butterscotch Blondies.  We made some Hatch Chile hamburgers for […]
August 16, 2018

Hatch Chile, Butterscotch & Pecan Blondies with Fleur de Sel

Salty, Sweet and … Hot! Hatch Chile, Butterscotch & Pecan Blondies with Fleur de Sel Dessert Welcome to Hatch Chile Season, or as Tom calls it, “The most wonderful time of the year!”  We go crazy this time of the year grilling Hatch Chiles and finding new ways to use them.  Tom […]
July 24, 2018

Cadillac Margarita Cheesecake Bars with Graham Cracker Pretzel Crust

Tequila Treat Treasure Cadillac Margarita Cheesecake Bars with Graham Cracker Pretzel Crust Dessert Tom’s birthday this year falls on National Tequila Day.  Since it is also a work day (for some of us at least), instead of downing some margs, I decided to make him the Top-Shelf Margarita Cheesecake found […]
May 16, 2018

“Naked” Lemon Olive Oil Cake with Lemon Mascarpone Frosting (and Strawberry Grand Marnier Filling)

The Icing On The Cake!Lemon Olive Oil Cake Recipe “Naked” Lemon Olive Oil Cake with Lemon Mascarpone Frosting (and Strawberry Grand Marnier Filling) Dessert I saw this lemon olive oil cake recipe in Better Homes and Gardens in 2015, but only recently got around to making it.  I love this […]
April 26, 2018

Chocolate Bacon Bark with Fleur de Sel

Bark Is As Good As Its Bite! Chocolate Bacon Bark with Fleur de Sel Dessert While perusing the Good Housekeeping at the dentist’s office, I saw this recipe from Delish and just had to make it.  I made it twice because the first time it seemed to me that it […]
February 22, 2018

Cherry ‘N Cream Cheese Pie with Cinnamon & Rice Krispies Pie Crust

Cherry, Cherry Good! Cherry ‘N Cream Cheese Pie with Cinnamon & Rice Krispies Pie Crust Dessert Recently, I was going through my Nana’s recipe cards looking for some old-fashioned inspiration when I came across a handwritten recipe for Creamy Cheese ‘N Cherry Pie made with Post Toasties or Rice Krispies […]
December 4, 2017

Almond Tart with Raspberry Sauce

Just Like Mamma Used To Make Almond Tart Recipe with Raspberry Sauce Dessert Returning from our first trip to Italy in 2001, all the Italian food enamored us, especially the desserts (Pignoli cookies gave me the energy to join in a festival in Siena; Zabaglione in Rome; Panna Cotta in, […]
November 17, 2017

Dorie’s Mincemeat Oatmeal Bar Cookies with Bourbon Glaze

Try It, You’ll Like It! Dorie’s Mincemeat Oatmeal Bar Cookies with Bourbon Glaze Dessert Do you have a mincemeat pie fan in your household?  When I first met Tom, I had never even heard of mincemeat pie, let alone tasted one.  But it is a family tradition handed down on […]