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Easy Pistachio and Almond Cake Recipe

Remember the old Mounds saying:  Sometimes you feel like a nut and sometimes you don’t?  Well, sometimes I feel like home made cooking and sometimes I don’t.  On those days I will make recipes by the semi home made cooking method. (as in taking short cuts ’cause I am pressed for time.) This recipe for …

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Decadent Double Chocolate Chunk Cookies

There is nothing quite like cookies and a glass of milk is there?  Just seeing a cookie with a tall glass beside it reminds me of my childhood.  And if the cookies are double chocolate chunk, the memory turns into an adult occasion. Don’t get me wrong, the kids will loves these double chocolate chunk …

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Today’s Featured Recipe: Gluten Free Treat – Pão de Queijo

It’s featured recipe time.  This one comes from my friend who used to blog at an international recipe site called Molly Mel.   Regina is a fabulous cook and many of her recipes are Brazilian in nature.  Most are easy to do and look just delicious. Regina submitted this gluten free treat called Pão de Queijo.  …

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Rich Chocolate Brownie with Pecans – Dessert Anyone?

These rich chocolate brownie is made with cocoa and butter, and filled with chocolate chips and nuts.  You can also use white chocolate chips for a change if you prefer.   Brownies are one of my favorite sweet treats.  I love the cakey texture in a smaller size.  And the fact that they normally are …

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My Favorite Egg Recipes – Great Breakfast Ideas

These egg recipes are some of my favorites.  Most take no time at all and some are even good alternatives to fast food take away breakfasts. There is nothing like an egg to start the day off right.  I love them, especially when the yolks are runny and perfectly cooked.   Protein-rich eggs are taking the …

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Lightened Chocolate cherry Cheesecake – Decadent Recipe

A normal cheesecake recipe has a lot of calories. This lightened up version of a chocolate cherry cheesecake is just a bit lighter on your hips. Ahhhh, cheesecake recipes.  This is one of those desserts that I just adore but don’t eat too often because of the calories.  Just by nature, cheesecake screams “I’m going …

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Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars with Chocolate Frosting

These peanut butter oatmeal bars have a thick and crunchy peanut buttery base that is topped with delicious chocolate frosting. Two of my favorite flavors in one tasty dessert. We love the combination of peanut butter and chocolate in our house.  I made a batch of a peanut butter chocolate layer bars the other day …

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Banana Pecan Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Who doesn’t love a Banana pecan cake?  It is moist and just delicious. This great recipe is easy to make and tastes wonderful.  I’ve used reduced fat cream cheese on the frosting, and unsweetened applesauce in the cake mix, to cut down the calories a bit. This Banana Pecan Cake is a Great Use of …

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Spaghetti and Meatballs with Homemade Marinara Sauce

Time for my favorite comfort food recipe – spaghetti and meatballs with a homemade pasta sauce. My homemade marinara sauce is one of my most popular recipes.  I am always looking for recipes into which I can incorporate it. This time I decided to make homemade meatballs and used the mushroom marinara variation. Who doesn’t …

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Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins – Easy Breakfast Muffin Recipe

This recipe for lemon poppy seed muffins is moist and delicious and has a tang of buttermilk. It is sure to be a delight with your family too. One of my daughter’s favorite muffins is a lemon poppy seed variety.  She loves the tanginess of the lemon with the slight crunch of the seeds and …

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Snickerdoodle Bread Recipe – Moist and Flavorful Sweet Treat

This snickerdoodle bread recipe is moist and tasty with a rich flavor that is perfect for an afternoon snack. Anyone who is a fan of cinnamon sugar on toast loves snickerdoodle recipes.  This delicious bread combines the taste of the well known cookie into a melt in your mouth bread recipe. It is popular with …

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Greek Omelette with Artichokes and Feta Cheese

This Greek omelette makes a great breakfast or brunch recipe.  This is a Greek style country omelet, which means that it’s a hearty omelet, just packed with vegetables and cheese, and makes a filling main dish or big start to your day.  Artichokes and feta cheese are popular choices for recipes used in Greek cooking. …

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Easy Eggplant Parmesan with Home Made Marinara Sauce

This recipe for Easy ;Eggplant Parmesan is a classic Italian recipe. It is rich and creamy and full of home grown freshness from the eggplants that are ready in my garden. My garden is producing like mad at the moment, so I had fresh tomatoes coming out of my ears.  (the squirrels decided that I …

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Mocha Cream Puffs – Coffee Flavored Choix Pastry Dessert

If you love the taste of coffee desserts, you will love these mocha cream puffs. Their mocha flavor is lovely and the texture takes this dessert to a new level. The cream puffs have a crisp top and bottom puff just brimming with delicious mocha cream that has been lightened up a bit. These delicious …

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Mushroom and Caramelized Onion Omelette

This mushroom and caramelized onion omelette makes a great breakfast or brunch treat. The tender omelette is stuffed with mushrooms and caramelized onions as well as cream and Havarti cheese. An omelette (or omelet) is a type of egg dish often served at brunch or breakfast. Omelettes are made with beaten eggs which are cooked …

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6 Ingenious Campfire Starters

These campfire starters use common household items to get the fire going quickly. There is nothing quite like sitting around a campfire, having a drink, exchanging jokes and just generally enjoying the outside. Sometimes getting that fire to start can sometimes be a bit of a task. Try these ideas to get your campfire roaring …

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Creamy Broccoli and Cheddar Casserole

This delicious recipe for creamy broccoli and cheddar casserole is a side dish that I serve often at Thanksgiving. It combines broccoli, cauliflower, and cheddar cheese with eggs for a rich and creamy taste that my family can’t resist.  Broccoli is the perfect vegetable to use in this dish. It has a mild flavor on …

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