Very Best Carrot Cake

Carrot cake

Carrot cake is not a cake I make often, but when I do, my family goes crazy over it! They eat my batter, they eat my scraps, and they definitely eat most of my icing. I’m lucky to have a cake to ice, let alone icing to ice the cake! This carrot cake recipe is…

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Brighten Your Day Lemon Curd

Cheery yellow, sweet, slightly tangy, silky and velvety smooth – this lemon curd is so fresh! Made with squeezed lemon juice and zesty lemon zest, it will definitely brighten any day or dessert! Lemon juice is the star, but in addition are a few ingredients such as egg yolks, sugar, heavy cream and butter. Butter…

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Red, White & Blue 4th of July Rosette Cake

4th of July rosette cake wih sparklers on top with

Happy 4th of July! It’s a day for popsicles, poolside fun, family, friends and barbecue. Time to celebrate! And as you know, every celebration in my house has a cake!  Obviously a red, white and blue cake is on the menu, so I thought this year I’d stick to easy and decorate a cake covered…

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Berry Red, White & Blueberry Fruit Salsa with Cinnamon Sugar Chips

Celebrating the 4th of July is always a great time. It’s the middle of the summer, and it’s hot, hot, hot outside. Sparklers are sparkling, poppers are popping, good food is being prepared, family and friends are having a blast, and of course, fireworks are lighting up the sky!  Being me, I like to focus…

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Easy Homemade Pork Potstickers

Pork potstickers on a plate with dipping sauce

Just a few ingredients…a few minutes and you’ll have more then a few delicious potstickers! These flavorful, crispy, crunchy, steamed pork potstickers are a fun take on the traditional. Don’t get imitated, they’re easy to make and simple! Not a lot of ingredients, not a lot of steps, just a bit tedious…no biggie though. Once you…

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Summer Fun Frozen Fruit Salad

IT’S SUMMER! The days are hot, but the cool treats beat the heat! It is definitely summer here and it’s time for something super refreshing! Yet, a bit on the healthy side too, which is always a good thing! These frozen whole fruit and juice cups are so tangy, sweet and tasty with all the…

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Amazing Red Velvet Cake

Red Velvet Cake is so boldly red and has that unmistakably unique flavor. It’s really in a class of its own being so subtlety chocolatey sweet with a bit of tang from the buttermilk and vinegar. This particular recipe is flavorful, fluffy and moist, yet not overly soft or crumbly either. It can easily be…

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Perfect Cream Cheese Buttercream

Cream cheese icing is nothing short of amazing! It’s super sweet, creamy, fluffy and buttery, yet yields that signature tang from the cream cheese. This particular recipe is great for decorating and the perfect crusting cream cheese icing. Crusting is where the outer layer of the icing hardens leaving a nice firm surface for piping…

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Scrumptious Summer Blueberry Sauce

Blueberries scream summer to me! I love the sweet, yet tart taste you get – some are all sweet and some are all tart and make you pucker up, but most are a great combination of the two. It just makes you smile! I love eating blueberries on their own and in or with a…

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Quick Basil Pesto – No Nuts

  Print Basil Pesto – No Nuts Basil pesto with no nuts Ingredients 3 ounce Fresh Basil 1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese 2 cloves Fresh Garlic Lightly chopped 1/2 cup Olive Oil More may be needed depending on the texture you want to reach – how thick or thin you would like your pesto 1/2 tbsp…

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