Banana Cupcakes

                    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…

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…

Cinnamon Roll Pull-apart Bread

Not long ago a friend shared a video for pull-apart cinnamon bread on Facebook that looked delicious, so I, of course, shared it so I’d have it for a rainy day. A bunch of my friends saw the post and…

Lemon Cake Truffles

Here comes the sun! It may be snowy where you are but these lemon cake truffles will remind you of the citrus-y summer. Take a bite and dream of your favorite beach and the warm sun on your shoulders! Let’s…

Chocolate Haystacks

As much as I love to bake, sometimes you just need a quick, easy, no-bake cookie–and are that go-to for me.  I remember my mom making these around the holidays when I was a child.  Mom had a repertoire of…

Buckeyes

    What’s not to love about the great combination of peanut butter and chocolate? I’m from the great state of Ohio where buckeyes abound–whether it’s the tree, the sports or the candy. A favorite all around! Sometimes I just…

Christmas Cookies-One Dough, Three Ways

Here is a wonderful not-too-sweet cookie you can dress up the way you like to brighten up any cookie tray. I have made these for years and love the buttery flavor with hints of almond. I found this in a…

Chocolate Hazelnut Holiday Wreath

I love to bake, but being single I need an audience to bake for–otherwise I would constantly be eating baked goods. So, the holidays are perfect for me–I get to bake and I always can find a holiday celebration where…