Simply Sprinkled Sugar Cookie Cutouts

When I was first creating my 12 Days of Cookies list, I put gingerbread on the list. Not because I particularly like gingerbread, but because my kids do. If you read my other blog, you know about the beautiful Gingerbread Buffalo that resulted from that endeavor. So, I decided to just make a different kind […]

Snowball Cookies – A Must-Make for Your Cookie Plate

Snowball Cookies are a delectable concoction of butter, flour, and sugar. This no-nut version of the classic recipe is a delicious must-make for your cookie plate. A recent poll of my progeny as to their favorite holiday traditions revealed that cookies top the list. And not just any cookies, mind you. We don’t need no […]

Oatmeal Thumbprint Cookies with Cassis Jam

I discovered cassis the year I lived in France. I’m not sure what turned me on to it, but it was a very common flavor there at the time. I haven’t been back in 17 years, so I don’t know how times have changed. But, in 1992, tea, jam, sodas, and candies were all commonly […]

Lemon Ginger Bars

I grew up with a lemon tree growing in the backyard. Loved that! We had a huge crop of lemons twice a year. And since I started cooking and baking at an early age, I was rather possessive of the lemon crop. I still am, come to think of it. So thankful when my dad […]

Streusel – Topped Pumpkin Custards

One of my very favorite fall desserts is Streusel-Topped Pumpkin Pie. I could eat the whole thing. Truly. This recipe is so easy – open a few cans, an egg, some spices and whisk away. It comes together in minutes. Top it with a streusel topping and you’re good to go. Oh my, are you […]

Homemade Buttercream Frosting

Quit buying canned frosting. It’s so easy to make your own homemade buttercream frosting. In my efforts to healthify our family’s diet, I have switched from buying canned frosting to making my own. I know, frosting is frosting. It’s still butter and sugar. But, at least butter + sugar is better than partially-hydrogenated-I-don’t-know-what’s-its. I’m amazed […]

Cranberry Blueberry Oatmeal Cookies

These Cranberry Blueberry Oatmeal Cookies, in all their antioxidant goodness, bake up in a flash and make a great lunchbox treat for kids of all ages. I love a recipe that you can customize with all sorts of different flavors, a master recipe, if you will. When you have a master recipe, you’re allowed so […]

Nectarine – Peach Shortcakes with Butter Pecan Ice Cream

As you know I am a HUGE fan of buying in-season produce. The quality is the highest and the price is the lowest at that time. Talk about good and cheap eats! Some fresh produce is easier for us to enjoy than others. Strawberries don’t last long in our house. Either we eat them fresh […]