Blueberry Cheesecake Pastry Squares

Some recipes are just too easy. You may not know it yet, but you will.  And this recipe is one of them. Blueberry Cheesecake Pastry Squares. I adore cheesecake.  New York Style, tall as heaven, thick and creamy and tang tang tangy.  But that kind of cheesecake takes me over 6 hours to bake (my […]

German Chocolate Pie

My Aunt Sylvia? She makes the best German Chocolate Cake. Every year for Thanksgiving, I count on a big slice of it…hands down, she’s got this cake thing in the bag. Chocolate. Thick, rich, coconutttttty. German Chocolate Cake. Today just so happens to be National German Chocolate Cake Day. I tend to buck the system […]

Strawberry Rhubarb Citrus Trifles

Today, my friends, is National Strawberry Rhubarb Day. True story. Until I started blogging, I had never knowingly eaten rhubarb.  But then, one Tuesday, I was challenged with making a Cherry Rhubarb Buckle, and the love affair began. So crisp. So tart.  Plays so well with others. Yes, I adore rhubarb now.  The love affair […]

Easy Oreo Bundt Cake with Chocolate Ganache

As you may know, if you’ve ever been here before, I live in a small town. Nobody knows me, really – thank goodness – as I am a hermit.  Hello?  I work on the internet. I do this for a reason.  You all don’t care if I brush my hair before I tweet…you see the […]

Candy and Caramel Apple Pie

A few years ago, when I was a brand new food blogger, I was a member of Tuesdays With Dorie.  That was a group of bloggers that bonded every week over Dorie Greenspan’s Cookbook – Baking:From My Home to Yours.  We would all tackle the exact same recipe each week, and then on Tuesday, unveil […]

Cool Recipes for Summer

Summer. Is. Here. It’s about to get sooo hot here in Virginia.  The humidity y’all.  it was 77 today, and I could barely breathe.  Seriously.  The temps aren’t even up there yet – not in the 90s.  Yet, it’s coming. It’s COMING. Soon, the kids will be out of school, and I will be working […]

Toasted Coconut Sopapilla Cheesecake

I know I am a professional food blogger now.  I know it every day, when I get up in the morning, faced with 14 invoices, contracts, eleventy-two things to bake (and not eat!), and posts to write, whether I want to or not. But it still kind of blows my mind when I get recipe […]

Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake

Some things are just too good not to share. Like cheesecake.  And chocolate. I used to be frightened of cheesecake, believe it or not. A neighbor made me one before I ever started this food blogging adventure, back when I couldn’t boil water, and I looked at that thing like it was from outer space.  […]

Strawberry Limeade Cupcakes…and a Giveaway

Strawberry Limeade Cupcakes. Let that sink in for a minute. Sounds like spring and summer, all wrapped up in a nice little bow, doesn’t it?  Yeah, it kinda does.  Flavors like citrus and berries just shout warm weather, and these tasty cupcakes do not disappoint. I was challenged by Pillsbury to take a couple of […]