candy · chocolate · christmas

Homemade Fudge

Click photo to enlarge This is the simplest of holiday recipes.  Fantasy Fudge.  Super easy, super decadent. I only add walnuts to half (for my hubby, I am anti-nut) INGREDIENTS: 3 cups sugar 3/4 cup  (1-1/2 sticks) butter 2/3 C evaporated milk 1 package of chocolate chips 1 jar (7 oz.) Marshmallow Creme 1 cup … Continue reading Homemade Fudge

Desserts · Fall (Halloween & Thanksgiving)

Best Ever Apple Crisp

Click Photo to Enlarge This is my brother’s favorite.  A crisp is much easier and less time consuming than an apple pie, (although in my opinion, apple pie trumps apple crisp) but generally apple crisp is loved by all, especially people who aren’t pie crust lovers (like me) and I make one every year for… Continue reading Best Ever Apple Crisp


Homemade Waffles

Click photo to enlarge The trick to making homemade waffles light and fluffy is to separate your eggs and beat the egg whites until they are very fluffy.  Once you’ve mixed your batter together, gently fold in the egg whites and you have a perfect hot breakfast for a snow day. Ingredients 2 eggs2 cups… Continue reading Homemade Waffles

Beef · Dinners

Barbequed Marinated Flank Steak

Click photo to enlarge It might seem weird to BBQ on a snow day, but my hunky husband and I picked up some flank steaks at Costco this weekend, and this is the ONLY way to cook them.  So delicious.   He whips up this simple marinade, we let it sit overnight, and the next night… Continue reading Barbequed Marinated Flank Steak

Cakes and Cupcakes · Desserts

Eggnog Cheesecake

Click photo to enlarge This is a classic cheesecake that any eggnog lover will enjoy.  The eggnog flavor is just right.  Not too strong, or too sweet, with a subtle hint of rum.  A perfect holiday treat. Ingredients 1 cup graham cracker crumbs2 tablespoons white sugar3 tablespoons melted butter 3 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese,… Continue reading Eggnog Cheesecake

Cakes and Cupcakes · Desserts

Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Click photo to enlarge I’ve been making some extra money by baking birthday cakes for my Mom’s co-workers at Boeing, and for tomorrow, I made a pineapple upside down cake.  I’ve never actually made on of these before, but it was incredibly easy.  And super yummy.  I made some homemade vanilla bean whipped cream for… Continue reading Pineapple Upside Down Cake

christmas · cookies

Raspberry Ribbons

Click photo to enlarge This is a delicious, buttery, shortbread-esque cookie that is perfect for a high tea, dah-ling!  I used some raspberry jam, and did others with strawberry jam. Ingredients 1 cup butter (no substitutes), softened 1/2 cup sugar 1 egg 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon baking powder… Continue reading Raspberry Ribbons