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…
My friend Jean brought this fabulous dessert to Bachelor. We raved about it! She said it was so easy and seemed surprised that none of us had heard of it because it is all over the internet. All I know is, it was new to us. She brought it and there was some left, so … More ECLAIR ENVY…Internet dessert sensation
This should be in my top 5 all timers, because I’ve made it for so long and for so many occasions. I always give it at Christmas, or to a new neighbor, or for a birthday and so many more. It’s quick and easy, but PLEASE NOTE: It can be dangerous! I’ve always shied away … More ENGLISH TOFFEE…MERRY CHRISTMAS!
NUTTY BAKLAVA This is not a difficult recipe, but it is labor intensive, and requires a thorough “Prep” ahead. You want to have all the ingredients ready and willing to be layered. Fillo dough is SO temperamental. But, it is also very forgiving, as you are going to do 5 layers at a time and … More BAKLAVA….NOT YOUR AVERAGE TREAT!
This is a special cake I am making for a baby shower. My sweet neighbor, Beckie, is having a girl after FOUR boys! Can you imagine the thrill? Pink headbands. Pink blankies, Pink everything! Except for the cake–it’s CHOCOLATE! I learned years ago that I really can’t make a much better cake than Duncan Hines. … More UGLY CAKE PART 2–Chocolate this time
There’s not much fun going on when your hubby has surgery to get a new knee……EXCEPT when people bring you stuff! Toni knew we are observing “lo-carb” lifestyle these days so she came up with this double whammy: ONE gram carbs and ONE gram sugar! AND, to make it just about perfect…..CHOCOLATE!!!! SALTY CHOCOLATE TREAT … More Cho……co……late! Good for what ails ya!
GOOD MORNING CLASS. PLEASE TAKE YOUR SEATS. Today we are going to learn how to make some old tried and true ingredients by ourselves! Remember last Christmas how you wanted to make my “Cheesecake for Dummies” but you didn’t have sweetened condensed milk? PLUS–isn’t it about $25.00 a can???? Maybe not. But still. Here’s how … More THINGS YOU CAN MAKE YOURSELF…. today: Sweetened Condensed Milk
STOP WHATEVER YOU ARE DOING RIGHT NOW AND MAKE THESE COOKIES!!! I’m not kidding. Even if you are reading this at 3 am, go get butter, sugar and flour–I know you have them. And cut up a Hershey Bar (you know the one you hid under your pillow). Seriously, these cookies got a reputation a … More SALTED CHOCOLATE CHUNK SHORTBREAD COOKIES
What do you do when you start to make cupcakes or a birthday cake for a teenager and they say they don’t like cake anymore? My Grandson, Ethan was turning 15 and My whole method of showing love is cooking for people, so I am at a loss when I don’t have a … More Cookie Madness…Happy Birthday Ethan!
As you may know, I have been on a “Retro” binge for a few weeks. And I’m not sure these lemon recipes from Toni qualify, but it sure seems they have been around for a long time! I should wait to post these till lemon season, but I never can wait! A lot of us … More When life gives you Lemons…from TNT (Terrific Neighbor Toni)