Chewy Brownies | Triple Chocolate

Calling all chocolate lovers! Would you like a brownie with a shiny crackled top, a moist and rich interior that is packed full of deep chocolate flavor and a rich buttery finish? Well, these brownies are sure to please the chocolate lovers in your home. Perfect for the kids bagged lunches or an after-school snack. This recipe is […]

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Double Chocolate Cake with Old Fashion Chocolate Fudge Frosting

Dive into this dark, dense, rich and moist Double Chocolate Cake that is covered with creamy smooth Old Fashion Chocolate Fudge Frosting. The first bite will take you back to  when the simple things in life made you grin from ear to ear. This “show stopping” decadent dessert is for any day of the week. You don’t need […]

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Fresh Peach Pie

Fresh Peach Pie made with sun kissed juicy peaches picked at the height of their ripeness from the tree in my own yard. Combined with a touch of cinnamon, nutmeg, butter, and Turbinado sugar making for a delicious seasonal summer treat. This is what eating in season is about. Here in Michigan we are lucky to […]

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Limoncello Meringue Tart

Start with a tender and buttery crust, fill it with a rich, creamy, refreshing lemon custard filling that has been kissed with Southern Italian Limoncello liqueur and top it all off with a sweet meringue. All the glory of the summer sun in a tart! Nothing says summer better than sun kissed lemons, bursting with tart […]

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Lemon Cream Shortcakes

Rich, tender, lightly sweet, and perfumed with the scent of lemons. Lemon Cream Shortcakes pair perfectly with mounds of fresh sweet berries and a big scoop of lightly sweetened heavy whipped cream. Take your summer celebrations to a new level by making this tasty treat for your friends and family. The key to making really good Lemon Cream Shortcake […]

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Fried Fruit Hand Pies

Fried Fruit Hand Pies – Bursting with fresh fruit filling, encased in a tender and flaky crust that has been fried until golden brown and then finished with a light powder sugar glaze. Eating a warm hand pie is one of life’s greatest pleasures.  What fruit should I used? You can use any fruit that is […]

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Strawberry Cream Cake

Have you ever tasted a piece of heaven? Strawberry Cream Cake is sure to be one your family and friends favorite cakes this year; Cake layers so light, moist, and tender, filled with lightly sweetened whipped cream and fresh ripe strawberries, and enrobed in whipped cream. Who could resist a slice! Strawberry Cream Cake only requires 3 components; Chiffon Cake, […]

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Spiced Pumpkin Coffee Cake with Rum Butter Glaze

As the cooler weather signals the arrival of fall, it also signals the arrival of seasonal baking. The time that cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and clove get to be guest stars in baking recipes greeting us with their aromas and reminding us of the warmth and comfort of home. What better way to celebrate the changing […]

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Ensaïmada of Mallorca, Spain: Porky Pastry Goodness

The Ensaïmada, the official pastry from the island of Mallorca, Spain.  A pastry set apart from all others by its recipe, time honored process, and the use of lard. A traditional pastry dating back to the 17th century. The Ensaïmada tells of the history of  the Romans and the Moors who once ruled Mallorca and then left […]

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Fresh Blueberry Pie: My Sweet Confession

I have a confession to make. I didn’t like blueberries when I was a kid. I know, can you believe that? It was something about the texture and flavor that I didn’t enjoy. Now mind you, I wasn’t a picky eater when I was a kid. I can count on one hand the foods that […]

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