Baked, Dessert, Recipes

Mini Cheesecakes

National Dessert Day! This is one of my all time favorite desserts. Rich, smooth, creamy cheesecake with a buttery graham cracker crust : ) My first cheesecake attempt 20 years ago was a baking fail 👎 . All it takes is practice! This dessert doesn't last long in my house due to a bunch of… Continue reading Mini Cheesecakes

Happiness is homemade, Home Cooking, Recipes

My Chili Recipe

A little chili! Chili aka con carne --- a simple yet hearty meal. Chili is a perfect Autumn or Winter dish to cozy up to! One reason I love chili, making extra to freeze for another day. The leftovers taste even better! Thick, chunky, flavorful without being too sweet or spicy … definitely not the… Continue reading My Chili Recipe

Autumn, Baked, Home made, Recipes

Pumpkin Cookies with White Chocolate Chips

Pumpkin batch! I believe we all know someone who loves everything pumpkin. These pumpkin-y cookies are pleasantly packed with spices & flavor. I've baked a variety of cookies over the years but never pumpkin. I love trying new/different recipes. They rise slightly higher than other cookies giving a cake like texture with little white chocolate… Continue reading Pumpkin Cookies with White Chocolate Chips

Autumn, Baked, Dessert, Recipes

Banana Bread with Maple Glaze

Going bananas! A simple & delightful recipe that is perfect for breakfast or dessert. I woke up to a gorgeous morning --- sunshine, hot cup of coffee and a slice of banana-licious bread : )  It's sweet treat with or without the maple glaze. Golden brown edges plus bursting banana flavor inside. Yes! I commonly… Continue reading Banana Bread with Maple Glaze

Baked, Dessert, Recipes

Apple Cider Cookies

Do you like chewy or hard cookies? My Pop Pop loved hard-crunchy cookies. I prefer a soft chewy center  : ) I can't believe how fast the summer days flew by. Which leads us to my favorite season in 13 days, Autumn! The leaves are starting to change, football officially started, caramel apples arrived and… Continue reading Apple Cider Cookies

Happiness is homemade, Home Cooking, Recipes

Glazed Rainbow Carrots and Green Beans

Rainbow carrots : ) Have you tried them? I think there's a subtle difference in flavor. Fun facts --- one person consumes over 10,000 carrots in their lifetime. Carrots are the second most popular type of vegetable after potatoes. I've made brown sugar glazed carrots in the past and wanted to try something new. Balsamic… Continue reading Glazed Rainbow Carrots and Green Beans

Happiness is homemade, Home Cooking, Recipes

Gruyere Thyme Rolls

Easy homemade dinner rolls! I purchased crab legs (one of my favorites AND a big thanks to Labor Day sales)!! I wanted to add a little something on the side. So, I baked up these guys.  I couldn't resist dipping a couple of pieces into the butter & it made the roll extra yummy. If… Continue reading Gruyere Thyme Rolls