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

oatmeal cookies on a white plate with glass of milk

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 […]

Applesauce Walnut Bread with Cinnamon Orange Glaze

Enjoy an afternoon break, snacking on this tender Applesauce Walnut Bread topped with a Cinnamon-Orange Glaze. Better yet, bake two! Learning to bake was probably one of the best skills I ever learned. Seriously. Baked goods are so enticing and yet they can add up at the check stand. You can save a pretty penny […]

Breakfast Cookies

Start the morning right — with cookies! Bake all the goodness of whole grains, oats, dried fruit, and nuts into a portable breakfast cookie. My husband leaves for work before most of the household is awake. He grabs a cup of coffee and a Balance bar and hits the road. While good sales on protein […]

Crockpot Applesauce

Growing up I wasn’t too fond of applesauce. Usually, Mom purchased the jarred variety and I wasn’t crazy about the texture. It wasn’t until I was in college that I tasted the real deal. I had broken my jaw and couldn’t eat solid foods for about three weeks. At the time, I worked for the […]

Chocolate-Almond Biscotti

Years and years ago, my husband suggested that “we” learn to make biscotti. These twice-baked, Italian cookies proved to be super easy to make, which is a good thing since “we” became “me.” But, that’s okay. Biscotti are FishPapa’s favorite cookie which makes them fun for me to make for him. Recently, we’ve learned that […]