CRANBERRY BRIE APPETIZER from Jean!

We’ve been watching the Bachelor for at least 10 years….since the very beginning.  Remember Alex DeMichele?  And that’s where Trista came from when she was rejected and then became the first Bachelorette…….oh well, I digress.  ANYWAY:  Jean has been with us from the beginning.  Last week she brought this excellent appetizer. CRANBERRY BRIE APPETIZER  (delightful) … More CRANBERRY BRIE APPETIZER from Jean!

AN OATMEAL COOKIE…and a Thanks and Tribute to Christina Tosi

I first saw Christina Tosi on Masterchef Jr. with Gordon Ramsey.  I thought she was adorable, but I didn’t know much about her until I listened to Guy Raz’s Podcast, “How I Built This” from NPR.  There’s where the Girl Crush comes in.  Her story was fascinating to me, especially her innovative approach to baking. … More AN OATMEAL COOKIE…and a Thanks and Tribute to Christina Tosi

BANANA PUDDIN’ (an oldie but goodie!)

Today I am very excited!  I am invited to my Philippino friends house for an “International Lunch”.  There will be many countries represented, including France, the Philippines, Portugal and West Virginia!  (that’s ME!). Tess is even printing out a flag of West Va.  When she invited me to bring a dish from my “Home Country” … More BANANA PUDDIN’ (an oldie but goodie!)

CHOCOLATE OATMEAL NO-BAKES. Invented by Satan for Potlucks! You just can’t stop eating!!

This could easily go in my Retro section, as I remember similar recipes from my childhood.  Even my hubby says his mom would let the boys make this kind of dessert  because they weren’t allowed to  use the oven. (probably a wise decision).   So, here it is. Simple.  Easy.  AND Delish! CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER … More CHOCOLATE OATMEAL NO-BAKES. Invented by Satan for Potlucks! You just can’t stop eating!!

Lo Cal Pecan Pies (not!) just the size… what to do with 160 mini pastry cups??

I’d like to thank my Dear Friend Jean, who just made my life miserable by telling me about these Mini Pastry cups.  Her sister told her about them.  She does lots of large events, so for her these are fabulous.  What I forgot about is that I no longer cater big parties…..so 160 of these … More Lo Cal Pecan Pies (not!) just the size… what to do with 160 mini pastry cups??

DULCE DE LECHE FLUFF BROWNIES another good one from TNT!

DULCE DE LECHE FLUFF BROWNIES 6 oz. unsweetened chocolate, coarsely chopped 1 cup butter 2 cups sugar 4 eggs, beaten 2 tsp. vanilla 1 – 1/3 cups flour 1/2 tsp. baking soda 1 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips 1 – 13.4 oz Dulce de Leche (get it at Walmart and Target) 1 – 7 oz. … More DULCE DE LECHE FLUFF BROWNIES another good one from TNT!

THE CAKE THAT WOULD HAVE MADE ME FAMOUS…PINEAPPLE RUM NUT…

I have catered and taught cooking for almost 50 years!  Wow, I must be old!  But recently I started searching for this old recipe and thought I had lost it!  Fortunately I found it in a cookbook I wrote for my daughters in 1990. Over the years I have added  addendums, and additions, and separate … More THE CAKE THAT WOULD HAVE MADE ME FAMOUS…PINEAPPLE RUM NUT…