Pistachio Cupcakes Recipe


This Pistachio Cupcake is perfect for green holidays, pastel holidays, and whenever you’re feeling like a pistachio cupcake would hit the spot. Which around here might just be any day of the year.

Chocolate Peppermints


You’ll find many recipes around for chocolate dipped peppermints, but this is a very simplified version. As mentioned before, no dipping or exact patty shaping is involved, but instead, a mini bite of Chocolate Peppermints, perfect for inclusion in the party spread.

Simple S’mores


Taking the party outside around a bonfire works well, but the weather doesn’t always cooperate, does it? For those times, I decided to try an alternative and make s’mores in the oven. It certainly doesn’t measure up to sitting around a cozy bonfire, roasting marshmallows, watching sparks swirl from the flames. But it’s a close second, and pretty simple too.

Simple Breakfast Tortilla


Today I’m sharing another breakfast recipe, Simple Breakfast Tortillas, that uses the same technique as with the breakfast muffin. For the record, I’ve never been much on cooking eggs in the microwave, but I’ve been very surprised and how these recipes have turned out. The trick is to take a little time to figure out how much time your microwave requires without overcooking the eggs.

Praline Cake Squares


This recipe for Praline Cake Squares is one I’ve had marked in my Aunt’s cookbook for a while now. I don’t have any idea where it came from, but sure wish I did because I’d send them a thank you note. Good? It was mighty good, with a light texture, the perfect amount of sweetness, and a delicious praline type topping. This recipe is on my keeper list for sure. Let me put it this way, if I had a restaurant, Praline Cake Squares would be on the dessert menu.

Cheddar Jalapeno Cornbread Muffins

Cheddar Jalapeno Cornbread

Are you like me and waiting for the weather to turn cooler to enjoy those cozy comfort foods? I jumped the gun earlier this week and made a big pot of soup, White Bean Chicken Chili, one of our favorites. And just so the soup wouldn’t be lonely, I also made a batch of Cheddar Jalapeno Cornbread Muffins. Yum.

Homemade Cheese Crackers


Last week I had the best time playing in the kitchen with these little cheese crackers. The recipe was submitted over at Tasty Kitchen and so I thought I’d put aside my apprehensions about making homemade cheese crackers and give it a try.

Canadian Bacon ‘N’ Cheese Muffin


School is back in swing around here and that means the morning rush is back too. Mornings can be harried but they don’t have to be. Personally, I struggle with trying to juggle getting lunches packed and making a healthy breakfast for my two that will propel them through their day. Protein packed eggs are always a smart start to the day, whether you’re a student or not.

Chinese Chews


My mom makes these every year during the holidays, but they’re year round goodness if you ask me – like a blondie but with a crunchy shell, and a chewy inside. Not really sure where the name comes from, because, as far as I know, there isn’t anything inherently Chinese about these. If you know otherwise, please fill me in.

Uncle Bobby’s Banana Pudding Recipe


My Aunt Carole has compiled two cookbooks featuring many family recipes. I found Uncle Bobby’s recipe for Banana Pudding in one of them while hunting for something else. I forgot what I was looking for and happily settled on this instead, Uncle Bobby’s Banana Pudding. My fifteen year old daughter got wind of what was being made and pretty much took charge, working through the recipe herself.

Blueberry Pie Ice Cream Recipe

Blueberry Pie Ice Cream

Today I’m sharing a Blueberry Pie Ice Cream combo made with a Philadelphia style (no eggs) vanilla ice cream base. Very patriotic and fitting me thinks, with 4th of July right around the corner and The Declaration of Independence having been signed in Philadelphia and home of the Liberty Bell and all. But if you want to be unpatriotic and substitute a custard ice cream of frozen yogurt base, go right ahead. It’s a free country.

Lemon Cream Granola Parfaits


If you’re looking for a fresh summer dessert or snack recipe, here’s one you should try, Lemon Cream Granola Parfaits over at Tasty Kitchen. Recently I made a batch of Lemon Cream from a recipe discovered over at Tasty Kitchen, which paired perfectly with berries, topped with Great Granola, also found over at Tasty Kitchen too.