march madness thumbprint cookies

  for your march madness parties, here is a cute recipe for basketball thumbprint cookies.  i changed the color of the icing to orange, and used black icing for decorating the basketballs. these cookies are cute and festive and the recipe comes from Kroger grocery magazine — of all places.  i would have to say…

moving my blog to wordpress.com

with the new year, comes a new format for my blog. i began this blog in april 2010, and look forward to a fresh start for 2013. i have been searching for a new template, format, and blog style for a couple of weeks now, and have so many new posts to compose, from holiday…

Baking tip: Martha Wrap

Martha Stewart has a new product on the market that can be called genius!  It is a combination of foil plus parchment paper.  Created and developed by Martha Stewart, Martha Wrap™ is parchment-lined aluminum foil that combines the heat-retaining and freezer-burn-preventing properties of foil with the nonstick protection of parchment paper. Oven safe up to 420°…

a thank you to my blog followers

dear blog followers, i want you to know how much i appreciate you following my blog, especially those of you who email me when you have enjoyed a recipe.  many of you have told me that you have tried something totally new and have enjoyed reading and following my adventures in cooking. my blog has…

brown sugar walnut coffee cake

a great breakfast choice is always a coffee cake. this brown sugar walnut cake is quite easy to make and so delicious. it starts with a crumb crust and an easy filling and finishes off with a crumb topping and nuts. i chose walnuts for this version, but it could be made with almonds, pecans,…