Salted Caramel Chocolate Chunk Cookies

There’s no cookie that can compare to the perfection of crisp edged, chewy, gooey caramel bit, melted dark chocolate chunk cookies with a sprinkle of coarse sea salt flakes on top; Salted Caramel Chocolate Chunk Cookies are simply sublime. They please the kids and the gourmets! Who’s ready for some cookies? I am ALWAYS ready [Read On]

Brown Sugar Cinnamon Buttercream Frosting Recipe

Silky smooth icing is nice, but Brown Sugar Cinnamon Buttercream Frosting Recipe has crunchy little crystals of brown sugar throughout it making it reminiscent of snickerdoodle cookies. Use Brown Sugar Cinnamon Buttercream Buttercream Frosting Recipe on my now-classic Snickerdoodle Cake, white cake, or carrot cake for an indulgent touch! What is it about a cake [Read On]

Strawberry Basil Shortcake Stacks

My husband has two perennial requests for his birthday feasts. The first is that he be given a mixing bowl full of chewy/crispy bacon and be allowed to eat as much or as little of it as he wishes with no restrictions. The second is that he have strawberry shortcake for dessert. The bacon thing? [Read On]

3 Minute Chocolate Raspberry Pudding {Dairy Free, Vegan, No-Added Sugar, Gluten-Free}

Let me just get this out of the way. I didn’t call this a ‘vegan pudding’ even though it IS one because I didn’t want you to run away screaming. Vegan pudding doesn’t sound very appealing (at least to me) but this pudding is… well… it’s AMAZING. That’s what it is. Unreal. Silky smooth. Decadently [Read On]

Almond Crusted Challah Toast

My boy-town home is awesome. I adore raising five young men. I love being the wife of a man who is a guy’s guy. I have a retinue of admirers at the ready all the time. Most of the time, I should say. Okay,  I have lots of fans whenever I’m not making someone do [Read On]

Roasted Banana and Caramel Milkshake

What you are looking at is the current resident of the top of the list of things my sixteen year old wants for me to make for him when Lent is over. That boy has so much willpower it puts his daddy and I to shame. He gave up sweets for Easter. While I’ve been [Read On]

Honey Cardamom Poached Pears

This is a reprint of my March 6th column that ran in the Traverse City Record-Eagle because this recipe was too good not to share here. I’m a little romantic about food. I’m sure that comes as a not-surprise-at-all to many of you who have been reading me for years. Food is how I show [Read On]

The Best Peanut Butter and Chocolate Lovers’ Reese’s Cream Pie

See that? THAT is HEALTH food. For your soul, that is. If youu’re seriously calcium deficient, then this should give you a nice boost by virtue of the loads of heavy cream in it. Oh! And there’s chocolate which has lycopene and is great for hypertension. So there’s that. Dangitall. Forget it. I’m just going [Read On]