Easiest Ever Berry Trifle

Last night, our daughter’s boyfriend’s parents invited us to their home for a barbecue and my contribution was going to be dessert. I decided I’d make a trifle, which was a good choice because everyone loved it. I had actually never made a trifle before last night, but figured it couldn’t be too hard, and…

Honey Bourbon Granola

Lots of us love to have yogurt with granola and berries for breakfast, or in my case, lunch, and I think I’ve come up with a granola that can be served for dessert as well. When I’m out walking in the mornings is when I come up with a lot of my recipes. Last Friday,…

Raspberry Blackberry Crumble

As I was upstairs working on laundry and straightening my closet this morning, I was thinking about baking a berry crumble. So, I decided to give up on the closet cleaning and headed downstairs to the kitchen. Not to worry, I headed back upstairs to finish what I’d started once my crumble was out of…

Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Kylie’s friend, Jayda, loves my chocolate chip cookies! Kylie promised her that we’d send her a package of my cookies once she was settled into college. Jayda is in Colorado enjoying her university and today’s the day I thought I’d make her some cookies. Jayda calls me her second mom – so she can have…

Bourbon Baked Apples

September makes me think about apples … apple picking, Carmel apples, bobbing for apples …. The other day I was chatting with my Mom and we were talking about Rim’s Edge Orchard, which is an apple orchard near my parents home in Wisconsin, the same home I grew up in. I have such fond memories…

Rustic Peach Tart

I had a few peaches in my refrigerator and several packages of puff pastry in the freezer. I went crazy this winter and bought puff pastry like it was going out of style, just so I’d have it on hand in case I wanted to experiment and make something. Today was the day, so I…

Apricot, Almond, White Chocolate Scones

Good Afternoon my dear readers! This morning, I had the pleasure of a few of my friends stopping by for a visit. My friends and I always have a wonderful time when we are together. I think of myself as one of the luckiest gals alive. I have a fabulous family and forever friends that…

Peanut Butter Mocha Ice Box Cake

Tomorrow, August 2nd, is Dennis’ birthday.  He wanted another peanut butter flavored cake, but in ice box form for his dessert tomorrow night.  He loved the mocha ice box cake that I made so much, that I decided to tweak that recipe and make him one flavored with peanut butter and peanut butter cups.  My…

Chocolate Bundt Cake with Peanut Butter Cups and Peanut Butter Frosting

We had guests for dinner last night to celebrate my husband’s 52nd birthday.  He loves anything peanut butter and requested a cake with chocolate and peanut butter, also adding peanut butter cups.  I decided to make a Bundt cake, filling it with peanut butter cups that I chopped up and also decorating the frosted cake with…

Triple Sec Flavored Mocha Ice Box Cake

My husband and I are invited to a dinner party tomorrow evening and I was asked to bring a dessert.  I decided I was going to make a mocha ice box cake.  I was out shopping today with my daughter for an outfit for her senior portraits.  They are coming up this Wednesday … where…