One of my favorite food bloggers posted a recipe this morning claiming that these cookies are “the best cookies I’ve ever made.” As she said, that’s a big statement from someone who wrote a cookie cookbook. So, of course, I had to bake them and see if her claim was valid. There’s a really good …

This is a recipe from my mother-in-law and it is a very well “traveled” cake. When she had zucchini in abundance, she would make these, wrap them well and freeze them. She nearly always brought one with her when she and my father-in-law came to visit us in Missouri. It’s a very easy recipe, uses …

It’s beautiful. It’s healthy. It’s diabetic friendly. It’s gluten free. And, most important, it tastes great! This is a dessert dish I discovered, made by the Ina Garten, the Barefoot Contessa. It’s a great way to use those beautiful fresh summer berries without adding too many of those sinful diet no-no’s. In my version, I …

This dessert will always remind me of my Mom. She always made the best cream pies when we were kids and chocolate was my personal favorite. She worked at a local grocery store called Renner’s Market and Tuesday was her day off. That was the day she cleaned house, did laundry and meal prepped for …

I am a big fan of bar cookies. I am also a big fan of chai tea or chai latte. Finding a recipe that perfectly blended those two things was a big win! I normally make these at Christmas, but I love having one with a cup of tea or coffee all year round. They …

In another recipe that allows me to use my bounty of fresh peaches, this cookie idea from Taste of Home was one that piqued my interest. It has all the great flavors of a peach cobbler in a lovely hand-held cookie form. One recipe change I would suggest is to add 1 additional egg. The …

I often look for gluten-free recipes to serve for family events. It’s important to me that those with special diet requirements feel just as satisfied as those who have no restrictions. And, when I can find recipes that everyone can eat and that don’t taste “gluten-free” that’s even better! This recipe comes from Yammie’s Gluten …

In case I haven’t mentioned it, peaches are my favorite. And peach pie, warm out of the oven is second only to homemade peach ice cream as my favorite summer dessert. INGREDIENTS: About 7 medium ripe peaches, peeled and sliced1 cup sugar (depending on the sweetness of the peaches, you may need a smidgen more …

If you want to impress your grandchildren, this is the way to do it. Banana split ingredients…whipped cream, chocolate syrup, sprinkles and cherries on top. Mission accomplished! I used this recipe from Delish to create this great no-bake summer dessert. INGREDIENTS FOR THE CRUST:Cooking spray2 c. crushed graham crackers1/2 c. (1 stick) melted butter2 tbsp. sugarPinch kosher salt FOR …

Pecan pie has never been my favorite, but my Dad loved it and I have a granddaughter who is CRAZY for pecans. She requested that Grammy teach her to make one – and so I did. This version is a doctored up version of some basic recipes I’ve used in the past. To make it …