Ginger Walnut Bundt cake

After seeing so many beautiful cake pans displayed from Nordicware, I just had to prepare an old-fashioned bundt cake at home.  This cake was super delicious, with the recipe coming from the pages of Taste of Home, November 2015.  Even though I often adjust other cookbook recipes, for baking, I always follow the recipe exactly…

sunshine baked eggs

A great way to make eggs has always been to bake them in the oven.  Especially when preparing for a large breakfast, this technique has to be the easiest.  The eggs can be made in advance while other side dishes are finishing up or being plated.  Sunshine baked eggs are similar to eggs in a…

Double Chocolate cookies

Are you ready to try a gooey creamy chocolate cookie?  This recipe from Cooking Light magazine, November 2014 is wonderful. The secret to this recipe is not to over bake the cookies.  For the rich, creamy soft cookie, only bake this one 8 to 9 minutes maximum in the oven. And then, allow to cool…

super easy–end of the summer whoopie pies

everyone loves whoopie pies.  this recipe is super easy and comes from the Food Network vault of great recipes.  I made the cookies the night before, and allowed them to cool.  The next day, I filled them with store-bought marshmallow creme.  the process was super easy and the whoopie pies are super delicious. i used…

baking with yacon syrup

within the past five years, there have been many new products introduced on the market shelves to help with dietary restrictions.  some of which have been gluten-free products, and others to help diabetics or those wanting a healthier nutritional plan. this product, yacon syrup, was introduced as a natural sweetener.  it is produced from a…

baking in moderation

Easter baking is complete, and it is the week to return to practical weight management. No more chocolate dipped Peeps for me. Time to return to sensibility. With the proper equipment, this is easily monitored.  I had the opportunity to test and review the Surpahs outlook precision digital bathroom scale.  The sleek design encourages me…

baked pears

warmed fruit is so comforting during the cold winter months,  this recipe comes from The Low Fat Bed and Breakfast Cookbook. It is served and the recipe is given with permission by the innkeeper at the Rocking Horse Manor Bed and Breakfast in Louisville, Kentucky. it is very easy to prepare and very tasty.  with…

chow mein noodle cookies

  this might be a familiar recipe to you, since it has been around for years and years.  i remember making these cookies twenty years ago.  there are several combinations of ingredients, but what ever combination is chosen, know that the recipe is easy, quick and comes together nicely. to make the cookies: melt 1…

green apples with raisins

  anytime of year, green apples are delicious at my home.  the granny smith apple has a hard, light green skin and keeps the apple shape perfectly when baking. this skin is responsible for the many health benefits of the fruit.  it is high in fiber, much more so that any type of red apple….

nigella’s pecan tart

  from my childhood, i remember bowls of nuts around the house during thanksgiving and christmas with old-fashioned metal hand nut crackers.  i really haven’t thought much about that custom for years, but this year, i decided to make a pecan tart for christmas day.  i found a recipe in nigella lawson’s christmas cookbook, which…

christmas gnomes

  after the christmas holiday, i take some time to review everything i prepared and evaluate what worked and what was just average.  this christmas cookie was one of the first to leave my christmas cookie plate.  my daughter even asked if i had more stored in my cookie tin. this gnome recipe has been…

chocolate thumbprint cookies

there is always time for a bit of nostalgia when choosing to make a dessert.  i remember many years of chocolate thumbprint cookies purchased for my family from a small bakery in Charleston. their cookies were always so buttery and delicious. so, i decided to try these on my own with a recipe from Martha’s cookie book. …