Apple-Cherry Crumble Bars

This is another recipe from Martha Stewart's Cookies. I absolutely loved the apple filing in this recipe. It uses dried apples, which are simmered in apple cider and intensifies the apple flavor, as well...

Easy Pesto

I went to the farmers market on Saturday and they had the most beautiful basil. I had seen a recipe on Allrecipes for a pesto made with almonds instead of pine nuts. This really...

Brillante Weblog Award

HoneyB at The Life and Loves of Grumpy's Honeybunch has given me the Brillante Weblog Award. Honey and I are on the same wavelength lately. We are both Daring Bakers, Cooking Light fans, and...

A Smile Award

Thanks to Jenny at Picky Palate who gave me a nice award – The Smile Award! If you haven’t visited her blog, you should, because she has great recipes and always makes me smile. Characteristics...

Quick Asian Spinach Salad

I found a great Asian Spinach Salad recipe on This Week for Dinner by Kristy at Table for 7. I rarely make my own salad dressing and Kraft has an Asian Sesame dressing that...

4th of July Chocolate Cookie Cutouts

Fun, colorful, star shaped 4th of July Chocolate Cutout Cookies. Happy 4th of July! For Mother’s Day I received Martha Stewart’s Cookies cookbook. I told the kids I thought we should bake one cookie a week....

Daring Bakers Danish Braid

I love pastry! So I was excited to learn that this month's Daring Bakers challenge was Danish Braid. I have never made puff pastry from scratch and as I imagined, it was very time...

Light Tropical Carrot Cake

Carrot cake sounds like a healthy dessert, but most carrot cakes are loaded with fat and have over 600 calories a slice. So when Good Housekeeping published a healthy makeover carrot cake recipe with...

Two Weeks in Italy

I haven't been blogging lately, because I haven't been cooking lately. We celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary with a fabulous two week trip to Italy. We had all kinds of wonderful Italian food. My...