How to Doctor a Boxed Cake Mix

How to Doctor a Boxed Cake Mix

First, let me say that I love cooking from scratch. I love to know what is going into my body. From-scratch food is generally better; however, I have found very few cake recipes that can stack up to a doctored boxed cake mix in flavor and moistness. Plus, it’s...
Gooey Chocolate Chip Cookies

Gooey Chocolate Chip Cookies

I can’t tell you how important a good cookie recipe is to me. It’s like my version of the “Little Black Dress.” And I think the most illusive of those recipes is a good chocolate chip cookie. Naturally, there are about a dozen things that can...
Chocolate Peanut Butter No Bake Cookies

Chocolate Peanut Butter No Bake Cookies

No-bake cookies, the quintessential staple of the school bake sale fundraiser. They are cheap to make and easy enough to enlist the help of the kids. When making these cookies, I realized it’s probably been years since I’ve made or even eaten them. I...
Berry Yummy Muffins

Berry Yummy Muffins

Let me introduce you to my crack muffins. I promise you, you can’t eat just one. This tried and true quick-bread recipe can be used for any type of berries. I needed to use up some strawberries and blueberries, so I combined them both into a double batch of...
Plaetzchen (German Christmas Cookies)

Plaetzchen (German Christmas Cookies)

Plaetzchen means cookie in German. It’s also the name of a cardamom shortbread cookie popular around Christmas time. The dough is very crumbly and must be refrigerated like an icebox cookie before baking. After baking, the cookies are cooled and dipped in melted...

Risgrynsgröt

Risgrynsgröt is a Swedish rice pudding or porridge often served around Christmas time.  My husband loved this porridge.  It’s just a little sweet and tastes just like cinnamon raising oatmeal.  It can be served with or without the raisins, but I felt it needed...
Aebleskiver

Aebleskiver

Aebleskiver (pronounced EB-el-sku-wyr) are a Danish dessert often served during Advent with glögg (Danish mulled wine).  It’s like a really fluffy ball shaped pancake.  The word æbleskiver means “apple slice” in Danish.  Traditionally, a small slice...
Peach Cobbler a la Mode

Peach Cobbler a la Mode

It is peach season and around here that means peach cobbler.  I love how simple it is.  I used fresh Georgia peaches and enhanced the flavor with cloves and cinnamon.  The topping is a simple oatmeal crisp crumble.  You can double the topping recipe if you like a...
Caramelized Pineapple with Rum

Caramelized Pineapple with Rum

I recently made Smoked Pork Ribs with Pineapple Glaze. The original recipe called for a 20 oz can of sliced pineapple, when all I really needed was the juice. Well, when life gives you extra pineapple, caramelize it. This is a delicious treat served alone or over ice...

Berries N’ Banana Cream

This recipe comes from the So Easy Toddler Cookbook from Fresh Baby.  It’s blueberry season here in Florida, so I’m looking for new blueberry recipes.  This sounded really interesting because the base of the cream is actually ricotta cheese.  Honestly,...