Panna Cotta

Quick, easy, delicious….the three simple words every hostess wants to hear!  Panna Cotta fits the bill if you want something that hits all three marks.  It’s a no-brainer if you know you’re going to be rushed for time but you need to impress the guests.  Let’s get started! Here’s all you’ll need: 1 envelope of […]

All American Cheesecake Pie

This easy All American Cheesecake Pie is perfect for Memorial Day, Veteran’s Day, or July 4th Celebrations…really it’s yummy for any day of the week!  Your friends and family will love it! The ingredients: 1  8oz block of cream cheese, softened 1  can of sweetened condensed milk 1/4-1/2 cup fresh lemon juice* (to taste) 1  xl […]

Italian Cream Cake

I’ll confess right up front … this cake takes a little bit longer to make than your average box cake but it’s so worth the effort. Here’s what you’ll need for the cake: 2 cups of sifted all-purpose flour 2 cups of sugar 1 stick of unsalted butter 5 eggs, separated 1/2 cup of canola […]

How to Make Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

There is something romantic about chocolate-dipped strawberries.  They are a favorite gift to give and receive, especially on Valentine’s Day, and because of this they are usually pretty expensive.  If you’d like to try create a little romance yourself (and enjoy the added bonus of saving some money) try your hand at dipping your own […]

Mint Chocolate Brownies

This is an easy way to jazz up your normal brownie recipe.  It’s so easy I’m almost too embarrassed to post this tip…..ALMOST! Here’s all you’ll need:  Your favorite Brownie mix and a package of Andes Mints. Here’s what you do:  First make your brownies as you normally would. Then when you take your brownies […]

Coconut Syrup

I tried this coconut syrup on ice cream for the first time at my friend Jodi’s house.  She created the recipe and has generously agreed to let me blog it.  It is wonderful on ice cream, pancakes, waffles or topped on brownies. Here’s what you need: 1 (13.5 oz) can coconut milk 1 TBS corn […]

S’mores in a Jar

Whether to give as a gift or have on hand for those times when making s’mores over an open fire isn’t possible, this S’mores in a Jar recipe is easy & tasty.  I’ve included a print-friendly direction page as well as double-sided labels you can print at the end of this post. What you need: […]

No-Roll Pie Crust

I get rave reviews on this pie crust and it is super easy since there is no rolling. What you need: 1 1/3 cups all purpose flour ½ teaspoon salt 1/3 cup vegetable or canola oil 2 tablespoons cold water Right in the pie pan combine the flour and salt. With a fork, add oil […]

Rich Carrot Cake

This is hands down the best carrot cake I have ever had.  I can’t take the credit – my mom has been making it for years! There is a printable recipe at the bottom of the post. Here’s what you need: 2 cups sifted flour                 2 tsp vanilla 2 cups sugar         […]