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Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

These homemade peanut butter cups taste better than store-bought any day. So easy and you can experiment with different types of chocolate. Start off with just three simple ingredients, chocolate chips, chocolate bars and peanut butter.  A pantry dessert you can whip up anytime.   If you either don’t have […]

Slice of homemade carrot cake

The BEST Carrot Cake Recipe

Finding a really great tasting carrot cake in the supermarket is difficult, so I make my own which always moist and less sweet.  For my go to fall dessert and  the best carrot cake recipe, read on. Preparing the Carrot Cake Batter In a large bowl mix together the flour, […]

sliced loaf of crusty white bread

The Easiest Way to Make Homemade Bread

I always assumed making bread was a chore and not worth the effort when running to the store was quick and easy.  However, I believe I have found the easiest way to make homemade bread.  I followed the steps on the King Arthur website and they don’t lie, this is […]

bowl of homemade cranberry sauce

Easy Homemade Whole Berry Cranberry Sauce

I love cranberries, so I decided to make this basic cranberry  sauce recipe. with orange juice.  Cranberry sauce isn’t just for holidays or turkey sandwiches, try some on pancakes, pork chops, stirred into yogurt, dolloped onto Brie cheese, or one of my favorites, topped on cheesecake. Cooking Tips: Be sure […]

homemade apple butter

How to Make Apple Butter

I recently learned how to make apple butter and I was a little embarrassed it took me so long to start making my own since its so easy. Apples have so many varieties with subtle differences in taste that you can combine varieties to come up with your own perfect […]

lemon berry trifle

Lemon Berry Trifle for Two

Fresh Lemon Berry Trifle is an elegant and grown-up dessert, yet so easy to make. The versatile Trifle can be made with any combinations of fresh fruit and homemade whipped cream or custard.  The abundance of fresh fruit this time of year makes this a perfect summer treat. To save […]

olive chicken and red potatoes on a serving plate

Easy Sweet and Savory Olive Chicken for Two

Chicken with prunes and olives is an amazingly tasty combo, give me a loud YUM!  An easy sweet and savory olive chicken for two is a perfect weekend meal. This recipe was inspired by Ina Garten’s Chicken Marabella recipe.   Prunes Taste Good! Growing up, Prunes in the house meant someone […]

breakfast bread topped with cream cheese and blackberries

Breakfast Bread With Cinnamon Topping

While browsing the tasty treats at my local Trader Joe’s I came across “Trader Joe’s Pancake Bread”.  I snagged a loaf to try and shared it with my co-workers that afternoon.  The bread was a hit and I got to thinking that I wanted to try and come up with  […]

homemade biscuits topped with strawberry rhubarb jam on white plate

How to Make Strawberry Rhubarb Jam

Rhubarb is in season, read on to learn how to make no pectin strawberry rhubarb jam the easy way.  For years I resisted making my own jam because I didn’t want the hassle of a canning process.  One evening while on a walk I was listening to a favorite podcast, […]