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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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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Fruit Crumble Coffee Cake

Fruit Crumble Coffee Cake; with its moist, rich, and buttery crumb, bursting with fresh fruit flavor, and crowned with a rich, crunchy cinnamon streusel that then is topped with a light dusting of powder sugar to finish. Having a few recipes that are easy to prepare, use ingredients that you always have on hand, that are quick to bake, and tasted really good is important to […]

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Double Stuffed Chocolate Cupcakes

Double Stuffed Chocolate Cupcakes; Celebrates the idea of “more is better.” I start with a decadent chocolate cupcake and then fill it with a rich pastry cream, then dipped the top of the cupcake in ganache, next comes a piped swirl of the pastry cream on top the the ganache, and the top is dunk into the […]

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Deep, Dark, Rich, and Chewy Brownies!

The Brownie.  A true American baked good.  Did you know the first recipe developed in 1896 as Brownies didn’t have any chocolate?  Most people couldn’t imagine a brownie without the ubiquitous chocolate.  But, by 1904, chocolate found its way into the revised Brownie recipe.  Fast becoming a favorite treat to share with friends and family.  Everyone has a favorite type of brownie they like.  […]

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Sweet Dough Disguised as Cinnamon Rolls

What if there was a yeasted sweet dough that could be made ahead, frozen, thawed, filled, shaped into sweet or savory baked goods, and then freshly baked off.  All, without waking up at 4 am to complete when hosting friends or family this holiday season.  Guess what there is and I have the recipe for […]

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Betty Crocker’s New Picture Cookbook: Bon Bon Cookies

Cookies or Candy you decide for yourself.  These delicious little Bon Bon Cookies are easy to make ahead and give as gifts.  Add flavorings to the dough or change the filling to suit your own taste.  My favorites are bourbon marinated cherries wrapped in chocolate dough dipped in chocolate ganache, and mint flavored dough wrapped around Andes […]

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What Happens When A Nice American Apple Pie meets a French Tart?

  The fields behind my home were glazed with frost as the sun came up this morning. Triggering memories of visiting apple orchards around Marshall, Michigan in the fall when I was a kid. Picking up an apple from the ground in the early morning. Covered with a light frost of frozen dew. That first […]

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