A Few Things that Hello Kitty Taught Me
Jan 10

A Few Things that Hello Kitty Taught Me

PinterestFacebookTwitterStumbleYummlyEmail   This past weekend I made a birthday cake for a friend of mine. She had asked if I would make the cake for her daughter’s party and (of course) I said yes. Then came a week of wondering, “will it look okay? will it taste good?”  I spend a lot of time...

BBQ Chicken Soup
Jan 06

BBQ Chicken Soup

PinterestFacebookTwitterStumbleYummlyEmailHappy New Year! I can’t believe we’re already a week into 2011. Speaking of time flying, I can’t believe it’s been so long since I last posted. I was looking forward to my daughter’s two weeks off of school (and my husband’s week of vacation) figuring I’d get all sorts of writing done so...

For the Doggies in your life…
Dec 20

For the Doggies in your life…

PinterestFacebookTwitterStumbleYummlyEmailI do a lot of baking at Christmastime. I bake for neighbors, friends, teachers, family…and dogs. Let me explain. Up until a couple years ago, we only had our cat, Callie. She’s really worth a blog post all her own, and if you know her you know what I’m talking about. Anyway, Callie is...

Rudolf the Red-Nosed Cookie
Dec 17

Rudolf the Red-Nosed Cookie

PinterestFacebookTwitterStumbleYummlyEmail I’m sure you’ve seen these cookies at one time or another, either on the Pillsbury website or in a magazine. I’ve always seen them and thought they were so cute, but never had a reason to make them, until this year. I needed a cute and easy recipe for Jordan’s Kindergarten class party...

Caramleized Onion Tartlets
Dec 14

Caramleized Onion Tartlets

PinterestFacebookTwitterStumbleYummlyEmailAre you sick of all those parties yet? Hosting one of your own this weekend? Here is a great recipe I found on Food Network. It’s by one of my favorite TV hosts, Sandra Lee. (This recipe is from her Semi-Homemade show. I love watching that show – if only to see what her...

Peanut Butter Chocolate Bark
Dec 10

Peanut Butter Chocolate Bark

PinterestFacebookTwitterStumbleYummlyEmail Ahhh, peanut butter and chocolate. The perfect marriage. And one of the most popular combinations for treats this time of year. I’ve made this bark each year since I first saw the recipe in Everyday with Rachael Ray magazine. It’s sinfully sweet and delicious and is a hit at parties. And it’s great...

Shortbread Crust (with Brownies on top!)
Dec 07

Shortbread Crust (with Brownies on top!)

PinterestFacebookTwitterStumbleYummlyEmail As soon as I saw this recipe on a blog I read (Picky-Palate), I knew I had to make it. It’s all the things I love: brownies, shortbread, and Hershey’s Kisses.  All in one recipe! And I knew instantly that I wanted to use the peppermint flavored Kisses (the white ones with the...

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