A Dark Chocolate Twist on Shortbread

Buttery shortbread has a revered place on my favorite cookie list and I’m willing to bet on many of yours too.  In the cooler months, I enjoy my shortbread with a steaming mug of homemade hot chocolate. Makes me smile just thinking about it. What if dark chocolate was added to the buttery goodness? Would […]

Classic Gingerbread Cookies For the Holiday Win

What is Christmas without a delicious Gingerbread Man cookie? Days full of sad, that’s what. Confession: Until Sue passed away, she was our family’s Gingerbread Man supplier. It was only this year that I made them myself. Here are her delightful cookies: I won’t lie, I would hide her cookies the minute they hit our […]

All-Year-Long Pumpkin Bread

When Boy tells me he has eaten the “best” anything, I want the recipe. Gimme! So it went with this Pumpkin Bread recipe. A few years back he ate it, loved it, shared it, then we followed suit and now you get to enjoy it too. (you’ll also love our Banana Bread recipe!) While we […]

Classic Holiday Pumpkin Roll

Feast your eyes on this classic holiday pumpkin roll! Oh, momma! Is anyone else suddenly craving cream cheese filling? A dear friend gave me this recipe years and years and years ago, and since then this classic dessert has showed up on our holiday table every year, much to the delight of those with forks! […]

Filled Chocolate Cookies: A Halloween Tradition

Halloween is a tradition-filled holiday and I want to share one of ours: Filled Chocolate Cookies. Oh, momma! The dark chocolate cookies covers the spooky appeal of the day, and the POW! of the orange-filling speaks of jack-o-lanterns. Plus, they’re delicious, so there’s that. FILLED CHOCOLATE COOKIES Ingredients: Cookies: 1 1/4 cup of butter, softened […]

Homemade Fruit Cobbler

Who doesn’t love a delicious homemade cobbler? WHO?! Not only is this recipe super easy to make, but very customization if you’d rather just have blueberries and not a fruit combo. CAUTION: Licking your screen will not satisfy your craving. Homemade Fruit Cobbler Ingredients: Fruit Filling: 4 cups of blueberries 4 cups of strawberries, quartered […]

Coconut Palm Sugar Oatmeal Cookies

We LOVE oatmeal cookies. They’re hard to mess up and I always feel like I’m eating a healthier version of any other cookie I could stuff in my piehole. Little Known OMT Fact: I’ve had them for breakfast in a pinch, because…OATMEAL! These cookies are made exclusively with coconut palm sugar, which is touted as […]

What Grandma Drinks: Bliss-Inspired Tipsy Floats

Who remembers orange Creamsicles and ice cold root beer floats from childhood? ALL OF US! Right? Since Sweet E was recently here, I had a few Creamsicles in my freezer. After he left, those delicious treats gave me an idea for a grown-up drink: When I was coming up, Creamsicles were a rarity in our […]

Last Cheesecake Recipe You’ll Ever Need

Once a year I offer this recipe because #1) It’s. That. Good. and #2) I love you and want you to eat only the best of what the cheesecake world has to offer. This is the best the cheesecake world has to offer. Trust me on this. STOP DROOLING ON YOUR KEYBOARD! To answer the […]

Homemade Vanilla Extract Made Simple

This is the time of year many folks, homemaking vanilla kinda-folks, start thinking about putting vanilla beans in jars with vodka or rum, storing them away in a cool dark place for a few months, then having a delicious, much sought after Christmas gift on hand for their friends and loved ones. Are you homemaking […]