Christmas Lights Cookie

Christmas Lights Cookie! My inspiration for these cookies came from a Disney snow globe. My son loved Disney characters as a child — this Mickey & Pluto snow globe has been a part of our holidays since he was a little boy (sheesh, I’m old 🤫😩).  Notice the decoration on the bottom of the snowContinue reading “Christmas Lights Cookie”

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Baking the season bright! Warm, delicious, chewy with slightly melted morsels 😋 There are a variety of amazing flavored cookies but making the classic chocolate chip holds a special place in my heart — baking memories with my Mom, Grandmom & my son!  My go to recipe for National Cookie Day (today) and holidays : )Continue reading “Chocolate Chip Cookies”

Homemade Cranberry Sauce

Spread on the cran! Simple & delicious… sweet & tarty cranberry sauce.  Are you a cranberry can-fan? I was until this happened : ) Homemade! The aroma! Fresh cranberries need sweetness — add a variety of vanilla, brown sugar, pomegranate, orange juice or a cinnamon stick. I chose this recipe with cinnamon to share withContinue reading “Homemade Cranberry Sauce”

Homemade Cornbread

Sweet cornbread! Honey, butter or both? Fluffy, slightly sweet & dangerously good with melted butter or drizzled honey on top : )  A perfect side for holiday meals or barbecues. My Grandmom was a southern lady who loved her some cornbread.  I’ve made several cornbread recipes over the years — this particular recipe includes honey.Continue reading “Homemade Cornbread”

Apple Pie with Decorative Crust

Bake on! Apples, cinnamon, nutmeg ….the sweet aroma filled my kitchen. One year ago, I made a salted caramel apple pie. The flavor was amazing, the presentation was not. I was disappointed and knew it could be better. As much as I love to bake, making decorative décor is a challenge. That should be aContinue reading “Apple Pie with Decorative Crust”

Chocolate Mousse

Chocolate and strawberry bliss! My Mom’s “magical” jello popped into my mind. She used to make jello squares and pour heavy cream into the jello mix (including water); placed them in the refrigerator and a couple hours later, 2 tone jello… creamy on top and jello on the bottom. Our family and friends used toContinue reading “Chocolate Mousse”

Layered Chocolate Cheesecake with Oreo Crust

Winter layers, not clothes… dessert! Chocolate lovers dream. I wanted to try a no-bake; flourless cheesecake. Thanks to Yummiest Food on Pinterest — the texture reminds me of mousse. The layered combination is delicious! ❤️🍫 8 ingredients Vegetarian Baking & Spices 16 ozBittersweet chocolate 1 tbspGranulated sugar 1 cupPowdered sugar 2 tspVanilla extract Snacks 2Continue reading “Layered Chocolate Cheesecake with Oreo Crust”

Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookie

As a kid, I used to help my Mom and Grandmom make chocolate chip cookies. We always looked forward to licking the beaters or spoon …. fast forward 30 plus years it’s highly recommended not to eat raw batter….Sigh. Cookie dough is super delicious! When my son was younger, of course he would help stirContinue reading “Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookie”

Caramel Apple Pie

This is not your classic American pie —- a caramel apple pie with holiday cheer, rum! I couldn’t help but smile while simmering the apple ingredients together. Every room filled with this wonderful aroma. I was eager to try Williams-Sonoma’s salted caramel apple pie recipe.  Let me state the recipe does not call for rumContinue reading “Caramel Apple Pie”

Shepherd’s Pie Potato Bowl

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! A history of leftover meat & potato meal made into this savory dish. My former, very Irish Mother-in-law taught me her recipe when I was 22 years old. Since that was ‘way back’, I’ve tweaked; added my own seasoning and vegetables …including beer. I zhuzh’ed it up for everything green day!Continue reading “Shepherd’s Pie Potato Bowl”