Luscious Lemon Spread


Around 20 years ago I worked for a small town gourmet bakery in my hometown.  I felt like Little Red Riding Hood as I walked from business to business with a basket full of freshly baked muffins and scones.  The scones were fabulous!  Melt in your mouth, to die for yummy . . . but […]

Graduation Cookies

finished cookies

I have been longing for an excuse . . . It’s true. I have been looking for justification to waste some time. Oh yeah.  Some money too . . . I love those beautiful cookies that look as if the cookie maker has spent hours, days, maybe weeks to make. The royal icing kind. My […]

German Sausage & Fried Potatoes

watermark all done

I had one of those hang on the door and stare into the fridge moments the other night! I had some all natural Bratwurst in the freezer and a jar of apple sauerkraut that really sounded yummy. My Grandmother used to always fry potatoes for me when I would come to visit and I was hungry for that . […]

Chile Relleno


When my, much longed for, co-op basket arrived it had a lot of hot peppers.  Chile peppers . . . poblano, anaheim (a.k.a. California green chile) and jalepeno.  Mmmm. pico de gallo, salsa verde . . .  Chile Relleno! It was not a good night for making chile rellenos!  The girls had track practice, the […]

Cherry Cheese Breakfast Biscuit

cherry cheese breakfast biscuit

This is a recipe that is close to my heart. Mom made these yummy breakfast treats for us and we always enjoyed the sweet jelly melting into the warm bread.  Mmmm. The thing that is closest to my memory, is the drizzle! I’m a morning person, so I often would watch Mom whip up her […]

Pumpkin Pancakes

pumpkin panckakes

The other day I made a mouth watering delicious pumpkin cheesecake . . . mmmmm!  (I’ll save that for another post!)  I ended up with a half a can of pumpkin puree I couldn’t bring myself to toss!  What’s a girl to do with only half a can of pumpkin???? Pumpkin Pancakes? YES! Pumpkin Pancakes!  We’ll […]

Beautiful cookies begin with Royal Icing

beautiful holiday cookies

Have you ever seen beautiful cookies almost too pretty to eat?  Then, after being mesmerized by the detail and beauty (and insane amount of work) of the cookies,  had that small little thought . . . HOW DID THEY DO THAT???? Royal Icing.  Yep.  That’s the secret and here’s the skinny on royal icing! If […]

Chewy Chocolate Coconut Cookies ~ yum!

I love coconut I love chocolate Chewy chocolate coconut cookies Did I mention I love coconut? I worked on this fabulous recipe today, and then ate so many I had to skip supper! lol I was salivating as I was making these cookies, and  decided to add something I love . . . coconut.  Mmm. […]