Category Archives: Desserts

Skillet Peach Cobbler

We invited friends to our cabin last weekend, and I wanted to make something special for dessert while they were there.  I love using mini cast iron skillets (I found mine at Cost Plus World Market) for all kinds of … Continue reading

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The Magic of Cream Puffs

In our family, we have had some lofty goals as far as what we wanted to be when we grew up.  My sister wanted to be an Avon lady, and my daughter wanted to be a pink kitty. When I … Continue reading

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Strawberry Peach Popsicles and Summer in Arizona

Well, the heat is finally here, and has decided it is going to stay.  It was 118 degrees this weekend!  But before you start to wonder how we can possibly take those temperatures, let me tell you there are many … Continue reading

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Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie Cupcakes With Brown Sugar Buttercream

Have you ever heard of the book “The 5 Love Languages”?  It is such a good book.  Just to sum it up in a nutshell, it basically says there are 5 ways that people feel loved.  We each have one … Continue reading

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Chocolate Chip and Chunk Cookies

I have been making a lot of cookies lately.  There have been several times recently where it was necessary to eat dinner in the car on our way to an event so I packed a picnic of foods that were … Continue reading

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Perfect Memorial Weekend Dishes to Bring to a Bar-B-Q

Are you invited to a bar-b-q or pot-luck for Memorial Day weekend?  It seems like quite often when asked to attend one of these type of events, I am asked to bring a side dish or dessert.  Since I love … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies

Recently my brother-in-law and his wife visited us from Hawaii.  They graciously gifted us with 2 bags of macadamia nuts fresh from the islands.  They are so delicious, I cannot stop eating them.  But with 2 bags, I immediately thought … Continue reading

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Sprinkle Cookies That Can Be Customized for Any Celebration

I made these cookies for Easter, and really enjoyed them for many reasons.  For one thing, they tasted great.  The dough is similar to chocolate chip cookie dough without the chocolate chips.  The cookies are buttery and moist and just … Continue reading

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Chocolate Lover’s Cupcakes for the Birthday Girl

A friend of mine from out-of-town has a birthday coming up soon, and she will actually be staying at my house on that day.  It is pretty rare that we get to be together on her birthday so I wanted to … Continue reading

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Chocolate Pretzel Hearts – A Quick and Easy Treat for Valentine’s Day

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, this week I decided to experiment with chocolate, pretzels, and sprinkles to create a quick, inexpensive gift for family and friends.  Chocolate and Valentine’s Day just go together, but add in pretzels and … Continue reading

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