…not necessarily in that order

I love baking. This site has become a culinary journal for me over the years. A great place to keep the recipes I love and share them with those looking for something delicious to eat. I have no formal training so you will not see fancy recipes with hundreds of ingredients and 15 steps with fancy techniques. I love church cook books because you know they are recipes that were not made in a test kitchen with trained chefs, they are recipes made by neighbors and friends that have the same kind of kitchen as me. I need to feed 6 growing girls and a lacto-ovo-pesca vegetarian husband. We eat healthy most of the time but I do love to indulge from time to time.

Recent Posts

  • Chile and Chocolate Cake…for those we’ve loved and lost

      Occasionally I have taken a hiatus from posting to this blog but not without good reason. The past two years have been a roller coaster.  Full of joys and sorrows. We have warmly welcomed two new members to our family. Chips and Salsa But we have lost far more than our share. My inspirational […]

  • Chocolate-Vanilla Marble Cakes

    When given the choice between two flavors of dessert, my heart is always torn.  How can I turn down either one?  Especially if they are both homemade. When I got my copy of Martha Stewart’s Everyday Food in the mail last week, this recipe caught my eye.  With this cake, I wouldn’t have to choose. […]

  • Iced Oatmeal Cookies

    These are my very favorite cookies (right now).  They are deliciously spiced, and just chewy enough.  The perfect treat to go along with that cold glass of milk. Iced Oatmeal Cookies 1 cup shortening 1 cup granulated sugar 1 cup brown sugar 2 eggs 1/2 tsp vanilla 1 1/4 cup flour 1 tsp baking soda […]

  • Take your pick Banana Bread

    I love baking with bananas.  I have several banana bread recipes that I rotate through, depending on my mood (and available ingredients).  Here are three more new favorites.  These are all fairly healthy (thanks to the addition of fat free yogurt and ground flaxseed).  But they are still a treat (thanks to the addition of […]

  • Key Lime Pound Cake with Raspberry Sauce

    I have been making this cake for several years.   I’ve always made it with “common” limes and it has always been delicious.  This past weekend, I picked up my “Bountiful Basket” and was pleased to find 15 or so key limes.   Well, there was something magical in those tart little limes.  The cake […]

  • White Wonders

    The cyclist and I just spent a week, playing in the sun, with 40 of our favorite people.  Yep, 40.  Go ahead and count. Going anywhere with our six blonde daughters brings a lot of attention (open mouthed stares).  Throw in another few dozen people and we were a traveling circus. White Wonders have forever […]

  • Orange Cookies

    Since I was a little kid, I have always favored orange candies.  When my girls open a pack of treats, they know to give me the orange skittles, runts, sour patch kids, gummi bears, what have you…. Orange has just always been my favorite.  I’ll never forget the Christmas when my sweet husband filled my […]

  • Chocolate Chip Swirl Bars

    You need a dessert…and you need it in under 30 minutes…and you don’t want to head to the store for any fancy ingredients…oh, and can it please include chocolate? Ever find yourself in that sort of pickle?  Well, here’s your recipe.    Serve these yummy bars warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, or […]

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