Homemade Chocolate Marshmallows

It’s snowing here in the east and nothing is better then coming in from the cold and drinking hot chocolate with these homemade marshmallows or cooking them over a roaring fire. But, be careful, … [more]

Peppered Cantaloupes

Pepper and fruit has always had a great relationship, just like chilled pear pepper soup . The pungency of the pepper and the sweetness of the fruit is a unique blance. I ran across this in my old … [more]

Chewy chocolate chip cookies

Next to the french fry, the chocolate chip cookie is a nearly perfect food. It is without question one of my husband’s favorite things to eat — period. Thus, I was determined to try and … [more]

Grandmas' Yellow Cake

I have had a lot of people ask me for a good, moist cake. My grandmother always found this one tried and true. This recipe makes 3-8” cakes for a great layered cake. My favorite frosting with this … [more]

Chocolate Frosting

This is a firmer chocolate frosting that goes great with a classic, yellow cake or for that matter, any cake. This recipe makes about 2 cups frosting. [more]

Grandma's Country Pie Dough

This is a slightly sweet, tried and true dessert crust. It perfectly compliments pie fillings from Apple to Pecan to name but a few . This recipe will make two 9”-10” crust or one 9”-10” … [more]

Vermont Pecan Pie

There is nothing easier than making pecan pie. With the addition of the darker maple syrup this is a great winter pie. Makes 1, 10” pie. [more]

Molten Chocolate Cakes with Kirsch Sauce

This is a chocolate lovers dream. I made this for my wife on her birthday. There’s nothing like a gift of intense chocolate wrapped in a delicate cake to set the mood. This recipe makes a romantic … [more]

Rum & Espresso Devil's Food Cake

In the midst of many instances where I have baked and recipes that I’ve created, fused together, or taken from a book have gone wrong, there comes a certain point where we, as culinary … [more]

Sugar Dusted Doughnuts

Doughnuts always taste better fresh, warm and doused with sugar. This recipe makes about two dozen. [more]

Apple Pie

This recipe is from my Georgia born and bred great-grandmother. I made it for Thanksgiving when I went to meet the boyfriends parents. It was a huge success. [more]

Chocolate Amaretti

Here is a twist on a classic Italian cookie, CHOCOLATE! Who doesn’t love this dynamic duo. Makes about 24. [more]

Jamaican Spice Cookies

I named these “Jamaican” because this recipe was given to me by a Jamaican chef, who I did not get his name. If your out there, thank you. Here’s to you. These have a nice spicey, bite. [more]

Chocolate Marzipan Pocket Cookies

Here is a great cookie with a little surprise. Fun to have kids help with assembly. [more]

Scottish Shortbread

I have traced my Scottish side of my family. It is appropriate that I make something good in rememberance. This makes a nice gift. Nollaig Chridheil Dhuibh agus Bliadhna Mhath Úr! (Merry christmas … [more]

Buttermilk Cookies

A country classic from the farm. Serve with a big glass of cold milk. [more]


These whimsically named cookies are through to have originated in New England at some point during the 19th century and they are great for anytime of the year. These are especially good with coffee … [more]


I was very young when my dad was stationed in Garmish-Partenkirchen, Germany, but I still have many warm memories of Christmas, St. Nick, wooden pickles in the Christmas tree, and the great cookies. … [more]

Down on the farm apple pie

When it comes to apple pies you will usually find two types of methods. The first method is that the filling is cooked and cooled before adding to the crust, then baked. The second method is the … [more]

Anonymous Rose Petal Sorbet

I have had this recipe taped to my refrigerator for the past two years which I received at a gourmet pot luck party I attended. I do not know who made this so cannot thank that person nor attribute … [more]

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