Desserts and Treats

WOW!!! Glazed Rum Cake.

WOW!!! Glazed Rum Cake.

I’ve been officially retired since February and frankly, there are not a lot of things I miss about working. I miss some of the people and I miss a few of the perks. And during this time of year, I miss the office Christmas goodies […]

Creamy Caramel Fruit Dip

Creamy Caramel Fruit Dip

So we’re eating more fruit and less sugar . . . but we still need to have a bit of fun!  Add this dip to your fresh fruit plate!  This is one of my all-time favorite treats.  I love fruit, but I love fruit dipped […]

The Incredible One-Minute Cookie

The Incredible One-Minute Cookie

Craving a warm, gooey chocolate chip cookie but don’t want an entire batch of cookies tempting you?  Or maybe you want a cookie but don’t really feel like baking – OR, heaven forbid – you don’t LIKE to bake!!  (it’s tough for me to imagine […]

Rolled Sugar Cookies 3.0 – Valentine’s Day! ???

Rolled Sugar Cookies 3.0 – Valentine’s Day! ???

These will delight both your heart and your taste buds!  This is the only recipe – my all-time favorite recipe – that I will repeat.  As we get close to Valentine’s Day I have to share the results of one of my favorite  Cookie Decorating […]

Caramel Bread Pudding

Caramel Bread Pudding

Okay.  NOW I’m ready to diet.  Ever had that “last” meal before you begin a diet?  I had a few leftovers to deal with before I was ready to begin the annual tradition of losing the weight I gained over Christmas.  (Anyone else do this? […]

More Balls!!!  Love peanut butter?!?

More Balls!!! Love peanut butter?!?

These are “buckeyes” to many, but I dip the entire ball and add vanilla so I’m just going to call them peanut butter balls!  No matter what you call them, they are sooooo good!! 1 1⁄2 cups peanut butter (crunchy or creamy – your choice!) 1⁄2 […]

You MUST add these to your goodies list. . . . . . . .

You MUST add these to your goodies list. . . . . . . .

Oreo Balls.  Oreo Truffles.  There are Oreos in these?  People who don’t even LIKE Oreo cookies love these!  This recipe seems to have been around since the beginning of Oreos, yet I didn’t know about it until a few years ago.  Now we have them every […]

Wow.  These are really good. . . . . . .!

Wow. These are really good. . . . . . .!

Imagine a blondie – or a toll house bar, because a blondie is really just a chocolate chip cookie in bar form – covered with a layer of cheesecake. The perfect mix of a blondie and a cheesecake –  baked together to make one out-of-this-world […]

World’s Best Pecan Pie?!?  You decide. . .

World’s Best Pecan Pie?!? You decide. . .

No guilt.  I’m not using my mom’s pecan pie recipe for Thanksgiving.  In fact, I haven’t used it for a many years.  Why?  Oh, it’s delicious.  But it’s not an easy recipe and I want to use a recipe that is BOTH easy and delicious! […]

The Must-Have Pie for your Thanksgiving Table

The Must-Have Pie for your Thanksgiving Table

Thanksgiving is around the corner and that makes me think of PIES!  I love to bake pies and I love to eat pies!   I made this Coconut Pecan Pie a few years ago and it’s now part of our Thanksgiving.  If a delicious coconut […]