An Explosion of 4th of July Desserts

I’ve made many 4th of July desserts the over the years. Here’s a guide to everything from red-white-blue cupcakes to patriotic ice cream. These cupcakes are my favorite dessert so far. I love the red, white and blue cake, and sparklers on top. You can find the recipe in this post. I love making flag […]

Savannah Smiles Lemon Cheesecake

I may have mentioned before that Sophie is now a Girl Scout and is selling cookies for the first time. While she did reach her sales goal, we still have several boxes of cookies that need to find a good home. I’ve nearly had my fill of Girl Scout cookies. So instead of consuming the […]

Forget the Turkey, Start Thanksgiving with Dessert

Only four days until Thanksgiving … and I have yet to decide on which dessert to make. Maybe you’re having this problem too. I want to share with you a few of my classic Thanksgiving dessert recipes and two new dishes I tested this year. The decided to try Cranberry Crumb Bars with Mulling Spices from […]

A Year in Cooking

Did you miss any of my recipes this year? Don’t worry — here’s a summary of what I cooked in 2011. The numbers in each photo correspond to the recipe link below. Be sure to check out my reorganized Cooking page. All recipes are categorized and described by the recipe name. Go on … check […]

Independence Day and Ice Cream

We started our Independence Day celebration yesterday making Patriotic Cake Batter Ice Cream. My friend Amy at Flip Flop Follies posted the recipe this week. After drooling over the computer screen, I knew the weekend would not be complete without a batch of this. You can find the recipe linked from Amy’s blog. I edited […]

Get Patriotic with 4th of July Desserts

Most of this blog post was originally published last year. But since it includes such great 4th of July dessert ideas, I thought I’d re-post it so you can get your patriotic treats ready for Independence Day. But before I do, I want to give a big shout-out to Tootsie for making patriotic candy! You’ll […]

The Bitter and Sweet of Mother’s Day

This past Sunday was Mother’s Day, the holiday to honor thy mother/spouse/sister/daughter. And while my Mother’s Day was nice, I’ve come to the conclusion that this holiday is not all it’s cracked up to be. Let me explain. Mother’s Day brings with it the expectation that us mothers will have a blissfully pleasant day. There […]