Biscoff {Speculoos} Biscotti for Cold Autumn Days


The classic seasonings and brown sugar flavors of Biscoff speculoos cookies are baked inside biscotti and begging to be dipped into your favorite seasonal latte. I’m sitting on the counter swinging my bare feet, the floor two feet away. It’s summer, and I’m in shorts, my legs sticking to the counter when I shift my […]

Mulberry Almond Frangipane Tart Contentment


Deep purple mulberries grace the top of this almond cream frangipane tart. Best served warm with a drizzle of honey, it’s a recipe for contentment wherever you may be. Home. I walked to the baggage carousel last night, and just as I approached there were squeals from their small bodies as they barreled towards me, […]

Red, White, and Blue Strawberry, Blueberry, and Lime Yogurt Pie


This red, white and blue pie is begging to be served at your Fourth of July barbecue. With layers of sweetened lime yogurt, fresh blueberries, and plenty of the season’s freshest strawberries, it’s a patriotic pie you can’t resist. We pulled into our driveway last night to a sweltering house. After a week in the […]

Lemon-Kissed Strawberry Cheesecake Bars


Lemon kisses the crust, but leaves this bar-style cheesecake rich and creamy, then appears again in a sweet sauce that covers the strawberries on this springtime dessert. My grandma would have us over for Sunday dinners often. When my family up and moved away from the city, his brother followed, buying the house two doors […]

Sugar and Spice: Mini Berry Pies on a Stick and Maple Kettle Corn


Mini berry hand pies are popped right on a stick for a fun baby shower treat and the secrets of kettle corn that rivals what you find at the fair. Pin It “What are little girls made of? Sugar and spice And everything nice, That’s what little girls are made of.” Sugar and plenty of […]

Dark Chocolate Mousse and Cinnamon Meringue Pavlova Tarts


Cinnamon meringue is piped into a tart-shaped pavlova shell, baked and filled with a dark chocolate mousse and then topped with cinnamon whipped cream. An elegant Valentine’s Day dessert or special treat. Pin It Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day. I’m not planning anything. My husband and I have been together for nine years. We’ve laughed, cried, […]

Gingerbread Cookie Mix in a Jar: An Edible Gift


Give the gift of cookies that they can enjoy whenever the mood strikes them. An easy gingerbread cookie mix in a jar makes a great teacher gift this Christmas and holiday season. Christmas is right around the corner, and that can only mean one thing: Run through the mall scanning the shelves for random gifts […]