Tiramisu Cookies

Okay, so I have been away for some time, a LONG time! Alas, I am back with a deeeelicious recipe acquired from the always helpful and distracting pinterest.com.  I had been meaning to try this recipe for some time, and finally the opportunity came up.  I hosted a Cookie and Cards party for my residents … Continue reading

Spinach and Artichoke Pasta

Sooooo…I have a TON of cherry (red and orange) tomatoes! I rented a garden plot this summer and my tomato plants are going CRAZY.  I have so many tomatoes that the plants are getting top-heavy and falling over unless I can keep up with plucking the tomatoes! This is GOOD! This also means that I … Continue reading


Again, Aunt Brigid shared this recipe.  This is most definitely my favorite scone recipe! Thank you, thank you! For these scones, I added chopped strawberries! Scones Ingredients: 3 cups flour 1/2 cup sugar 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 6 tablespoons cold butter 1 cup yogurt 1/4 cup milk Directions: Combine dry … Continue reading

Peanut-Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Was looking for a new cookie recipe to try and came across this gem! Peanut butter + oatmeal + chocolate chips = WOW! I didn’t actually get to taste the baked cookie, but the cookie dough was sooo good! I made the dough for my father to take home and keep in his fridge to … Continue reading

Basic Muffin Recipe

I am very much a believer of the ‘breakfast is the most important meal of the day’ mantra! So the other day I needed to make some snacks for an early morning meeting – what better way to encourage people to come than through muffins and scones! Blueberry and Walnut Muffins Ingredients: 1 3/4 cups … Continue reading

Corn Meal Waffles

While Up-North (I am from Minnesooooota, haha) at the cabins, my wonderful mother made us these delicious Corn Meal Waffles, from a recipe given to her years ago by my also wonderful Aunt Brigid! …and I am sure thankful! Because you know what…yeap…you guessed it! They are DELICIOUS! Here is the recipe courtesy of these … Continue reading

Boston Cream Pie

So for my father’s birthday.  I made his favorite cake/pie, I am not sure why it is called a pie, but anyways, a Boston Cream Pie! I pre-made the yellow cake (just one day before, and kept it in the fridge) to make the assembly much easier. Here are the instructions for the yellow cake.  … Continue reading

Easy Peasy Caramel

…do you want to know a SECRET? Dare I say it is one that will make you soooo happy?! …or at least me very happy when I found out… …making CARAMEL is as easy as boiling a can of sweetened condensed milk in a large pot of water… – WHAT?! yeap, it’s true.  And…that is … Continue reading

A Basic Yellow Cake

I have never made yellow cake from scratch.  The box is just so easy.  Then again, I rarely make the box one, because it just isn’t quite as delicious as homemade cakes. However, the occasion came for me to try making a yellow cake.  My father’s birthday was this week and he will be coming … Continue reading

No-Cook Freezer Jam

Okay, so I really, really do like good, scrumptious jams and jellies.  I like them to still look, feel, smell, and taste like the actual fruit that they came from; slightly chunky and seedy.  Oh, that’s the best! (I might add here that I also like my orange juice SUPER fiber-y, hi pulp for me … Continue reading