Dessert, Happiness is homemade, Recipes

Strawberry Shortcake

Strawberry shortcake! When I was a little girl, I liked the Strawberry Shortcake cartoon so much. As an adult, I like the dessert even better. In the past, I've made this dessert in a trifle bowl --- known for its pretty presentation. Layering a mason jar "nicely" with custard and strawberry glaze was definitely a… Continue reading Strawberry Shortcake

Baked, Food for the Soul, Home Cooking

Macaroni and Cheese Donuts

Take a cheese! When my son was 3 yrs old he picked up his Mom Mom's camera and said "take a cheese". Lol! Evidently we used the old 'Say cheese' photo-op moments often. Moving on to the cheesy business... I made something really good but really bad. Stirred up some homemade macaroni n' cheese... as… Continue reading Macaroni and Cheese Donuts

Baked, Dessert, Home made

Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie

Pizookie! It sounds like a game, right?...but it's not. Pizookie is an old latin term --- combines the two words pizza and cookie together. Pizookie aka chocolate chip skillet cookie. Cooked in a cast iron skillet and served with ice cream melting perfectly on top. Creating the ultimate dessert-a-lish! I experienced this mega yumminess for… Continue reading Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie

Baked, Dessert, Happiness is homemade, Recipes

Happy Day Cake with Chocolate Frosting

Live, Love, Bake! You know the saying, stressed spelled backwards = desserts. Bake your world a better place. I do! There are several healthy benefits that come from baking & cooking. Clearly not everyone will agree...example my son. He assists at times but it's not something he enjoys. For me baking relieves stress, stimulates senses,… Continue reading Happy Day Cake with Chocolate Frosting

Happiness is homemade, My Style, Recipes

Rigatoni with Summer Squash and Tomatoes

Squashing it! A light, simple & delicious meal. The moment I saw this pasta summer squash dish by Tyler Florence on the Food Network, it was instantly added to my 'try it' list.  Does anyone else enjoy the aroma of garlic & onions cooking (or sauteing)? It smells so good! Summer squash, cherry tomatoes, garlic,… Continue reading Rigatoni with Summer Squash and Tomatoes

Happiness is homemade, Recipes

Watermelon Salad with Roasted Pecans and Feta

The first time I had this salad was 5 years ago in the Bahamas. The view was spectacular and so was the salad. Sweet simple summertime goodness! There are several different ways to prepare this salad. Add lettuce, nuts, cheese, mint, cucumbers, tomatoes... the choice is all yours!  I used a Spring mix of lettuce,… Continue reading Watermelon Salad with Roasted Pecans and Feta

Baked, Brunch, Happiness is homemade, Recipes

Berry French Toast Casserole

Weekend brunch! Are you a breakfast or brunch person? I love both : ) Since brioche is slightly sweet, it was the perfect choice. I prepared the casserole in the evening to refrigerate overnight ...couldn't resist nibbling on a strawberry & a piece of brioche. Brioche is so darn good! It was a gorgeous morning!… Continue reading Berry French Toast Casserole