Homemade “Chipwiches” For National Ice Cream Month

July 16, 2013

One of my favorite early teenage memories is swimming at the local town pool in the summer and eating chipwiches and cheese fries from the snack bar.  Ahhh, those were the days! We would get to the pool right after lunch.  First we would swim a little and dive for pennies. Then you went off […]

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Sugar Cookies with Monk Fruit In The Raw

May 20, 2013
plate cookies

Disclosure: I was given a free bag of Monk Fruit In The Raw to use for this recipe and I have the chance to win a prize by showing a photograph of the cookies I decorated. I am attending Eat, Write, Retreat as a volunteer and was not compensated for this post. As always, the […]

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Strawberry Ricotta Tart

May 6, 2013
chocolate strawberry ricotta tart

I was on a lemon kick a few weeks ago but currently my latest craze is strawberries. Every time I go to the produce market or grocery store, I see big boxes of beautiful strawberries and I have to bring a few home. They are great for breakfast and dessert. Don’t tell anyone but this […]

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Cocoa Dusted Cinnamon Honey Almonds

April 18, 2013
almonds two

Both of my kids are candy fanatics. They can not get enough. I am predicting that my daughter will still go trick or treating when she is in college.  Of course, I am not a fan of letting them eat too much candy. I made these almonds thinking that it is a sweet treat for […]

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Sweet Ricotta Pie

March 31, 2013

Happy Easter everyone! I spent the day relaxing and having some Easter fun with my family.  We went to church this morning but before I left I was able to get this pie  in the oven. This afternoon, we colored Easter eggs and my kids did some Jelly Belly bean trading after the Easter bunny […]

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Festive Oreo Ice Cream Sandwiches

December 18, 2012

I love this holiday time of year where there are plenty of reasons to make treats and desserts. Every year about a week before Christmas, I turn on the oven and bake up piles of cookies.  We like to give goodies to teachers, bus drivers, neighbors and friends.  Every person in our household has a […]

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Eggnog Donuts With White Chocolate Glaze

December 11, 2012

I always have a quart of eggnog sitting in my fridge during holiday season. I don’t drink eggnog but I buy it for guests. My brother loves eggnog so I usually keep some for him. The problem is I forget that we have it and it sits in the refrigerator long after my guests leave. […]

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Almond Panna Cotta with Orange Raspberry Sauce

December 10, 2012

I love going to a nice restaurant and ordering one of the fancy schmancy desserts.  Isn’t it fun to look at the dessert trays brought out after dinner? The hardest part is choosing which one to have. My son was about seven when we took both of our children to a fine dining restaurant for […]

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Peaches and Cream Crepes & Easy Lucky Leaf Desserts

November 25, 2012

In the summer, I love fresh seasonal fruit. There is nothing better than a bowl of fresh cherries or eating a juicy peach with the juice dribbling right down your chin.  But that is not possible in NJ at this time of year. So I keep a stock of Lucky Leaf pie filling in my […]

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Baked Pumpkin Cake Doughnuts

October 25, 2012

No one in my family likes pumpkin. Or so I thought. I  found this great recipe for pumpkin cake doughnuts from King Arthur Flour.  I was going to make a batch to bring to work. I also would have plenty of extras to go with my coffee the next few mornings.  They never made it […]

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