With Syracuse University playing in the Final Four this year I wanted to make a special dessert to celebrate and eat during the game on Saturday! It has been 10 years since Syracuse made the Final Four, so it is not an everyday occurrence. I received my Master’s Degree from Syracuse, and have lived near […]
I love iced coffee, and much prefer it to hot coffee! So when I heard that International Delights had introduced new Light Iced Coffee I was thrilled and couldn’t wait to try it. I like to be able to enjoy iced coffee with less calories and sugar, which means less guilt! Of course it is […]
I made these recently, and they disappeared fast! The entire family loved them, because they were delicious. These make a great dessert for anytime of the year, and are especially good for Valentine’s Day. Cheesecake is one of my favorite desserts, and these bars are a nice way to enjoy the taste of cheesecake.
My family and I had great fun making these cute popcorn balls for Christmas this year. These are traditional treats, and although the process is a little messy it is worth it. You can also experiment with different flavor extracts to make each taste a little different. We made the green balls vanilla flavored and […]
My son had to make a dessert for his homeschool co-op history class, and he ended up making this Maple Nut Cake. It is supposed to be colonial although I am not sure how colonial a packaged cake mix is. Anyway it was a way to use some of the maple extract I bought a […]
We have lots and lots of Cheerios in the house right now, so I wanted to make a Cheerio dessert.Â The Cheerios website has a whole section of recipes on it, and I modified the Banana Nut Snack Bars recipe to make these chocolate covered Cheerio Snack Bars.
I made this delicious bread pudding using the organic fruits and nuts that I received from Bella Viva Orchards. I love apricots and almonds, and I thought they would make a great combination for a bread pudding. I tried to make the recipe not too unhealthy, so the recipes has less eggs, sugar and butter […]
I am always looking for fun activities to do with my kids. Yesterday we went ice skating, and one of the things I realized while we were there is that I haven’t been doing as many fun activities with my children as I used to when they were younger. It seems that I am always […]
Working on the assumption that almost everything tastes better with chocolate, I decided to add chocolate chips to my Meringue Cookies this year. I like to make Meringues, because they are so simple and involve so few ingredients, and they melt in your mouth when you eat them. They are also about as low calorie […]
I love the Peppermint Kisses candies. They look so cute and you can really taste the candy cane flavor. So this year instead of making cookies with chocolate Kisses I wanted to use the Peppermint Kisses in a cookie. I kept it very simple and just put them on top of sugar cookies as they […]
These truffles are extremely easy to make, but they taste great and look good. I made these last week to take to a meeting, but I had to change my plans and make a quick overnight trip to my Mom’s house, so I missed the meeting. By the time I got home on Saturday my […]
I love apple pie, and fall seems like the best time to make it. I found this recipe in the The King Arthur Flour Baker’s Companion cookbook, and decided I had to try it. It uses rum and cider in the apple pie filling, which intrigued me. It was delicious, and the small amount of […]
When I was challenged to make a dish using the new M&Mâ€™s Candy Corn White Chocolate Candies I debated what kind of recipe to make.Â I love the idea of Candy Corn M&M’s, because it is like combining two great candies into one.Â I finally decided to use the Candy Corn M&Mâ€™s to flavor pudding […]
After we went blueberry picking last week we had enough blueberries left to make cobbler. I combined them with cherries because I had a bunch of those left in the refrigerator. They tasted really good together, I liked using the combination of two different fruits.
An Easter basket just wouldn’t seem the same without Peeps. It is hard to say what is so appealing about them, after all they are just colored marshmallows. But when they are made into the shape of a chick or bunny and colored bright, almost obnoxious colors, they just seem irresistible. My kids love to […]
My oldest daughter, Grace turned 18 over the weekend. I decided for her 18th birthday I should make her a special 3-D rubber duckie cake. Now these are usually made for baby showers or 1st birthdays, but Grace collects rubber ducks so I knew it was perfect for her. I bought the 3-D rubber duck […]
Have you seen cake pops? They are super cute little cakes on a stick that are easy to make and fun to decorate. Iâ€™ve been seeing them on the web a lot lately, and have been meaning to try making them. This weekend my 14 year old daughterâ€™s dance class was cancelled, so we had […]