Have you ever dreamed of being one of those people who hands out homemade candy at Christmas, but secretly loathe those with that much time on their hands during the holidays? Well my friend, this recipe is for you. I've been making cookies, candies, treats and tasty things at Christmas time for two decades (sheesh… Continue reading Crockpot Christmas Crack
It's March 14th! That means math rules the day and we get to celebrate by eating pie! Yes, the third month, the fourteenth day is very special around here. For it is the glorious day we celebrate the tool that helps us calculate all circular things. 3.14 = pi. March 14th = pie. Here are… Continue reading Happy Pi Day!
I have no clue why it's called a trifle. The word means something of little importance or value. This dessert isn't anywhere in that neighborhood. It is gorgeous, fresh and delicious. My first experience with trifle was during a visit to Victoria during tea at Butchart Gardens. I devoured layers of soaked sponge-cake, fruit and… Continue reading Red, White and Blue Berry Trifle
Easter is coming! Here's a round-up of some of my favorite springtime breakfasts, sides and desserts, perfect for your family get-together this week! Just click on the recipe title to be taken to the full recipe! Enjoy and Happy Easter! Lemon Monkey Bread This easy breakfast roll is bursting with lemon flavor and the freshness… Continue reading Easter Foods That Are Easier Than You’d Expect!
Here's a round-up of a few of my favorite dishes for Saint Patrick's Day! Click on the titles to be brought to the details on how to make each deliciously Irish item, or just head to the bottom of this post to print out all the recipes and get cooking! The Best Corned Beef Dinner… Continue reading Saint Patrick’s Day Deliciousness
A mournful thick rain is pelting my office classroom playroom window tonight as I sit typing with a belly that is full and happy. Full because it's stuffed with layers of perfectly spiced apple, buttery flaky crust and crunchy crumble topping. Happy basking in the glow of warm friendship and thankfulness. My girlfriend Rachel brought… Continue reading Honeycrisp Dutch Apple Pie
You know what's great? The little lip balms that look like mini eggs. Piano music on a blustery day. Smiley face stickers. Finding a ten-dollar bill in an old purse. Laughing so hard you cry a little. And most of all...cinnamon rolls. Specifically, these cinnamon rolls. The best EVER. No, I'm not kidding. They are… Continue reading The World’s Greatest Cinnamon Rolls
Spice cupcakes have been a Halloween tradition for me since childhood. These "deathcakes" are full of cinnamon and pumpkin topped with a glorious cream cheese frosting. Delicious. Love this recipe idea? Check out more Halloween party food on my Fabulously Freaky Halloween Fodder post. It's full of devilish and delicious ideas! Print Recipe for… Continue reading Pumpkin Spice Deathcakes (Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting)
My mother has been making this cake as long as I can remember. As a child, the thought of a vegetable baked into a cake was just supremely odd. Now I know that little flecks of zucchini melt into the chocolate batter making the texture and richness just perfect. My kids don't have any of… Continue reading Mom’s Chocolate Zucchini Cake Perfection
Great neighbors are hard to come by. I know someone (who shall remain nameless) who lives next to a family where the kids play a game called "Am I Being Murdered?". An activity that's such fun, it has to be enjoyed during every single hour of every single day. A jolly good time for the… Continue reading Plum Cake Bread