Smoothie Goodness Kids Will Love!

My girls love smoothies! They ask to make a smoothie at least three times a week, if not more – year round! I did try making a lot at one time and freezing the rest, but it is not the same. They won’t really eat it from the freezer even through it tastes exactly the…

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Lemony Lemon Poppyseed Cake

Lemon Poppyseed Cake  Lemon Poppyseed Cake is sunshine in your mouth. A burst of lemony flavor that’s sweetly refreshing. It’s light, airy and fluffy with that perfect combination of sweet and tart. Great for Spring and Summer or even Fall and Winter if you’re looking to remember the warm weather! It’s really a year round…

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Double Chocolate Strawberry Shortcakes

Double chocolate strawberry shortcake

Strawberry shortcakes are the ultimate summer dessert. Packed with an abundance of fresh strawberries and whipped cream on a perfectly fluffy biscuit, what is not to love?  For me, this original classic dessert is true love at every bite, but then I started thinking chocolate. Chocolate biscuits to be exact. Immediately I began experimenting, and all…

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How to: Simple Sugar Cookie Recipe and Design Turorial

Iced sugar cookie with sprinkles

Sugar Cookie Nothing’s better than a sweet sugar cookie glazed with icing…homemade and decorated gorgeously! It simply makes your day a little bit sweeter.  The plain sugar cookie is half the goodness. Don’t get me wrong, they’re delicious on their own, but my motto, everything is better with icing! Give it, not only a gorgeous…

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Easy Homemade Alfredo Sauce

Easy Homemade Alfredo Sauce Alfredo sauce is so amazingly delicious. Wouldn’t you agree? Especially when you make it yourself (it’s seriously EASY) with a few SIMPLE ingredients. It’s so gratifying knowing it’s completely homemade and prepared with quality ingredients you know, trust, and your family will love. My family can never ever get enough! Toaster,…

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The Best Olive Oil Dips You Must Try!

Roasted Garlic Olive Oil Dip

Olive oil is so smooth, delicate tasting and just plain delicious! It has such a distinct aroma and flavor that’s irresistible. A good bottle of extra virgin olive oil doesn’t last long in my house and a lot of it has to do with me. Not only is it prefect for cooking, but it’s great…

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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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