Okay, I admit it – I’m partial to fall and winter. But I nonetheless love living in a state where all four seasons are evident, and since summertime is an eventuality, I’ve learned to love certain things about summer while not particularly liking summer itself. For instance, I love thunderstorms and the way the air […]

Since the kids are out of school and Summer’s officially begun, I made eight different flavors of syrup and dusted off the shaved ice maker * inserting gratuitous product plug in the hopes that someone might buy their own through my link: Hawaiian Shaved Ice Machine * FYI, I make my own simple syrup and […]

I’m not 100% sure, but I think these are also referred to as, “pillow cookies” (or maybe it’s that ANY puffy cookie is referred to as a pillow cookie). Anyway, regardless of WHAT they’re called, though, I’m not kidding when I say this recipe is a lifesaver. And a time saver. And surprisingly easy. And […]

I’m sure everyone’s tried Tastykake’s, “Peanut Butter Kandy Kakes” at some point in their lives, and there are copycat recipes all over the Internet for these. The recipes that I USED TO USE call for the cake part to be made from scratch, and I literally drove myself nuts with them. And WHY did I […]

Okay, so my grandmother is in the hospital, and I thought I’d take her some cookies – I really, really wanted to take her snickerdoodles…. Now, I’ve tried frequently in the past to master the snickerdoodle, but to no avail – for some reason, the sugary, buttery, cinnamony treats have endlessly eluded me. What I’ve […]

Today’s post is about the ever-popular dish, DIRT, or “dirt dessert.” Now, as good as this stuff is, I think they could have named it better. At the very least, it should have been called, “Premium Potting Soil,” or something less generic. Anyway, name aside, it’s a treat for the old and young alike. The […]

I’m sure one’s mind could imagine quite a few things being called, “turtle sauce.” However, this post isn’t about a sauce to compliment cooked turtle, nor is it a sauce with chocolate, caramel and pecans. This is, in fact, a recipe to make your own ice cream topping, which I believe is sold under the […]

Well, it’s that time of year again, with cookouts, parties and other outside gatherings of some kind or another to attend…. This original recipe is perfect – and perfectly easy – to make and take along for such occasions (although, after you taste it, you won’t want to share, so make extra to keep at […]

Today’s post is a recipe from a “frand” (a friend and and a fan), Nanda. She made these yummy looking crock pot peanut clusters and wanted to share her recipe. Nanda said that you can use any kind of nut (or combination of nuts, except for pistachios), and you can even add dried fruit to […]

Being a chocoholic, I often find myself craving chocolate mousse. I found some in the frozen foods section of the grocery store, that, believe it or not, was amazingly good. Only problem is, the serving size was ridiculously small (like, 1.4 ounces), there were only four servings in the box, and the box cost $6.99. […]