Swiss Buttercream Icing

There are four common buttercream recipes: American, French, Italian and Swiss.  Swiss buttercream is by far my favorite.  It is very light and not overly sweet.  I have often had people ask if it is whipped cream icing. It also has a very nice gloss to it. The egg...

Guest Post: Cathedral Cookies

I’m really excited to have Heidi from Mommy Made From Scratch here today sharing her recipe for Cathedral Cookies.  They look so simple and yummy, but also so creative! I’ve gotten to know Heidi a little bit through her blog and e-mail.  She is an amazing...

Peppermint Crunch Ice Cream

  Today, I’m over at Mommy Made From Scratch sharing my recipe for peppermint crunch ice cream as part of her 12 Days of Christmas Treats. Head on over and check out this yummy Christmas-time ice cream recipe.  Plus, take a look at all of the other yummy...
Bonnie’s Famous Apple Pie

Bonnie’s Famous Apple Pie

There are several people in Ohio who probably think I’m nuts for giving out this recipe. This pie won me the county pie baking competition three years in a row. It’s been requested and fought over. At Thanksgiving, I usually have to make at least two of...

Turkey Cookies

Even though Thanksgiving is over and most of us have already put away all things turkey in favor of all things Santa, I really wanted to share this tasty craft while Thanksgiving was still fresh in our minds.  I know some friends who still have family gatherings to...

No Fuss Pie Crust

This is my go-to pie crust recipe for everything from apple pie to turkey pot pie.  It’s very simple and comes out great every time.  This recipe will yield a double crust for a 9″ pie pan. Now, there are a couple of ground rules when it comes to pie...
Apple Pecan Coffee Cake

Apple Pecan Coffee Cake

This cake is autumn on a plate. I actually pieced the recipe together from a couple of different recipes based upon an idea I had. The cake I liked is an Applesauce Cake recipe that appealed to me both because it had applesauce and buttermilk, two components that are...

Blackberry Passion Fruit Lava Cupcakes

If these cupcakes look like a rich, gooey diabetic coma in cupcake form, then you’re right.  These cupcakes started out as an experiment and ended up being a huge hit at a friend’s graduation party.  Ganache is the secret to fool proof chocolate lava.  The...