Creamy Hot Cocoa

We’re getting the one-two-punch of winter on the east coast: the cold, freezing temps and then the snow. When life gives you snow, stay in, bundle up and enjoy this deliciously rich and creamy stove-top cocoa. It makes winter sooo much more bearable!  You know how some things take you right back to the good … [Read more…]

Chocolate Chip Pie

My husband’s grandmother had a knack for making the best, out-of-this world pies. Elaborate pie crimping was her forté. They were picture-perfect, never burnt, no cracks, never a soggy bottom, just so beautiful you were almost afraid to sink your teeth into them.  However, before we were married, that wonderful husband-to-be of mine told his … [Read more…]

Pear Rum Dum Cake

I’m all about old-school and being nostalgic…like say for instance, rum cake. Rum cake is a dessert classic, one of those blasts from the past kind of things? Your grandma probably made rum cake, didn’t she? You remember, it was a divine, scrumptious Sunday dessert. Well, I’m here to tell ya why we must bring … [Read more…]

One Bowl Ultimate Cocoa Brownies

With so many boxed brownie mixes out there,  who makes chocolate brownies from scratch? So many “from scratch” recipes are complicated and disappointing.  But these decadent, rich brownies are guaranteed not to disappoint.  We like this recipe, because we always have all the ingredients on hand to keep the chocolate cravings at bay. I don’t … [Read more…]

Easy Baked Pumpkin Donuts

  A couple of weeks ago, I went to our local bakery.  I was craving pumpkin donuts.  Everything I’ve seen lately was pumpkin flavored so I was sure they would have pumpkin donuts. But nope, no pumpkin donuts there. I’m telling you, I had to have some pumpkin donuts.  My husband recently bought me some awesome … [Read more…]

No Bake Cookies

    The first thing I can ever remember making as a little girl was No Bake Cookies.  I got the recipe at school.  It was on a piece of comic-like newspaper…with lots of chocolate stains on it..yep, a true keeper, by and large.  Sometimes we forget about our tried and true recipes. But No Bake … [Read more…]

Surprise Banana Cake

  To my surprise, the family came up with an ingenious plan to not eat the fresh bananas that I purchased.   They cleverly figured out that the bananas would begin to get spotted, and then I would turn the ripe bananas into one of my one hundred and one banana dessert recipes.  Okay, who can blame them?…This moist banana cake is better … [Read more…]