Do you have a birthday coming up, or just a fun occasion?  Why not make your own “Cookie Cake”?  It is much cheaper and in my opinion much better tasting.  I have made two different types.  One yummy, crispy one in a cast iron skillet and then a big one on a cookie sheet. I… Read More »


New Year’s Yummies: Snickers Fudge

I found this wonderful recipe here while looking around blog land. I just had to try it. Who could resist making fudge that tastes like SNICKERS? Snickers are my dad’s favorite candy bar. He always keeps them in his office to hand out as a little reward for a job well done. My kids LOVE… Read More »


Neighbor Gifts

Do you need a last minute neighbor gift? How about making a batch of quick bread. We chose to do a Chocolate bread. so good and yummy. I found the recipe here Triple Chocolate Quick Bread Ingredients: 1-1/2 cups miniature semisweet chocolate chips, divided 1/2 cup butter, softened 2/3 cup packed brown sugar 2 eggs… Read More »


Gourmet Instant Hot Cocoa

I love a good cup of Hot Cocoa.  So, do my kids.  To make things quick and easy I usually just keep some packets of instant Hot Chocolate on hand.  But sometimes I want a more grown-up, decadent taste. I decided to experiment with the things I had on hand.  I fixed my cup of… Read More »