Pumpkin Spice Lasagna

First, there was chocolate lasagna¬† (see this post). Then the fall pumpkin craze hit and the idea for pumpkin spice lasagna was born in the aisles of the grocery store. Layers yummy, spicy creaminess with a little crunch at the…

Chocolate Lasagna

                  It’s the perfect weather for chocolate lasagna. Ok…I’ve never heard anyone say that. And really any time of year is good for making chocolate lasagna. My daughter told my granddaughter they…

How to Dry Garden Basil

Now is the time, my friends, to dry your basil so you can enjoy it all winter long. You’ve been plucking fresh basil to use in your recipes all summer, but before we know it summer will be gone and…

Russian/Friendship Tea Mix

Here’s a blast from the past that’s sure to make you smile–Russian tea, sometimes called friendship tea. I have had this in my recipe box for decades. Even after tweaking the ingredients, the taste still brings me back and is…

Banana Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Icing

                    I can’t say enough good things about these yummy cupcakes! They are packed with real bananas yet light and fluffy. Paired with smooth cream cheese icing, you have a winner…

Truck Cake

I’ll show you the details of how to make this truck cake. It’s easier than you think and a large part can be done ahead of time to make the party day a little easier! It was definitely a big…

Power Kale Salad with Maple Vinaigrette Dressing

                A kale salad just doesn’t sound appetizing. I know kale is good for a person, but I’ve tried to eat it before and, well, no thank you! I wasn’t impressed. Fast forward…

Making Ricotta Cheese

  Apparently, today is National Cheese Day–I didn’t even know that was a thing. It’s a good thing that yesterday I decided to make homemade ricotta cheese to celebrate. I visited a cheese factory once and it seemed as if…

Easter Treats

                          Let’s hop to it and create a fun Easter treat for kids–or anyone for that matter. It’s a matter of melting, dipping and sticking. Let’s go!  …

Cream Cheese Pound Cake

Here’s a cake with a WOW factor. It’s ultra-moist and has a delicious, buttery, cream cheese flavor that just can’t be beat. I made this for a friend on her birthday. She (and her husband) LOVED it! The two of…

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