Dessert

Glazed Pumpkin Cookies ~ Santa’s Favorite

Glazed Pumpkin Cookies ~ Santa’s Favorite

I leave these pumpkin cookies out for Santa on Christmas Eve. ~ Every year, he leaves a clean plate, not even a crumb left. The recipe for these cookies was given to me way back in 1973 by my college, freshman roommate, Allison Chenoweth. I’ve made them every year since. It’s not Christmas without a batch of these […]

By December 21, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Sugar ‘n’ Spice Pecans

Sugar ‘n’ Spice Pecans

My lovely friend Cory makes these sugar ‘n’ spice pecans to give at Christmas time. It was Cory who shared her delicious Mexican Coleslaw recipe on my website. Well, her sugar ‘n’ spice pecans are also worthy of a post. They have a touch of cayenne pepper in the sugar coating. Not enough to make them hot, but just […]

By December 17, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Holiday Toffee

Holiday Toffee

It’s beginning to feel like Christmas at my house. Yesterday, I dug out the ornaments and decorated our tree. We have a very old-fashioned tree with colored lights, silver tinsel, strands of beads, and tons of glass ornaments. Richard and I have been collecting figural glass ornaments for the past 30 years. Each year we add a  few new ones to the tree. This Eiffel Tower […]

By December 11, 2014 1 Comments Read More →
Easy Pumpkin Cheescake Pie

Easy Pumpkin Cheescake Pie

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, I want to share this no-fuss pumpkin cheesecake pie recipe.  This pumpkin cheesecake is a regular at my Holiday table. When I’m busy doing all the hundreds of things that it takes to put together a big Thanksgiving meal, I appreciate the fact that this pie is quick and easy to make and that it can […]

By November 1, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Apricot Nectar Cake

Apricot Nectar Cake

I have fond memories of my mother serving this cake at outdoor summer gatherings. This cake is perfect for summer. It has a light texture, no heavy frosting, and it’s full of summertime apricot-lemon flavor.   The cake has a very delicate sweetness resulting from the use of apricot nectar. You can find apricot nectar in the juice section or the Hispanic food section […]

By June 23, 2014 5 Comments Read More →
Whole Wheat and Yogurt Banana Bread

Whole Wheat and Yogurt Banana Bread

I’ve been making this banana bread for over 35 years. It’s my favorite banana bread recipe, adapted from the from the New York Times Natural Foods Cookbook by Jean Hewi. I’ve changed the original recipe, increasing the amount of bananas and yogurt, and adding a bit of vanilla. This is a dense, moist banana bread. The bananas and yogurt are a perfect pairing. The whole […]

By February 16, 2014 2 Comments Read More →