Sugared Apple & Pear Chips

IT’s full on pear season, and let me tell you, I am in heaven.  I love pears.  Pear tarts, pear crisps, pear juice (LOVE pear juice), and now…pear chips. Pear chips. Well, apple and pear chips. Throw some thinly sliced fruit in the oven just before bed time, and when you wake up the next […]

Blueberry FOG Jam

Have you heard of FROG Jam? It may be an Amish thing, I’m not sure.  But the first time I saw it was when I was buying product for our store (when I used to have a store) way up in Ohio Amish Country. Fig. Raspberry. Orange. Ginger. Jam. Frog Jam. But at this time […]

Mango and Rosemary Compote…and ABC’s The Chew!

Do you get to actually watch television? I’ve heard of people who are able to. Me? Notsomuch. I WANT to watch it, but I find it distracts me when I am trying to actually work, and with Facebook and Twitter on my computer being distraction enough…well – you see my dilemma. That being said, I’m […]

Orange and Vanilla Cream Fresh Fruit Tart

I love the look of those fancy tarts you see in the bakery window.  You know the ones – the glassy fruit topped tarts, looking glazed and gorgeous, and you just want to HAVE IT. Must. Have. The. Tart. Well, I never actually BUY them.  And as it turns out, I can make them in […]

Deep Fried Sugared Pasta and Strawberry Crunch

Sometimes I just can’t leave well enough alone. Like – pasta is good, right?  And dessert is good…but how often do you have pasta for dessert? Well, I did. I took a perfectly good lasagna noodle and deep fried it, tossed it with powdered sugar, and topped it with simple, sweet,  and sassy strawberry sauce. […]

Chilled Strawberry Soup

I don’t know about y’all, but this snow? Enough already.  I mean, it’s almost April, and there’s been snow on the ground here for a week.  I’m over it, I want to wear a sundress, and I’m even willing to shave in order to do it. Yes, really.  That’s a big deal for me. Let’s […]

Mini Banana Pudding Cheesecakes

I’ve been thinking of these for quite some time now… Banana Pudding Cheesecakes. When my friends at McCormick asked me to come up with a brunch worthy recipe using their great vanilla and almond extracts, I knew this would be the way to go.  It just had to be done.  So thanks, McCormick, for sponsoring […]

Dark Chocolate and Raspberry Cream Cheese Danish

Store bought Danish? Really good.  In fact, if I go more than 6 months or so without making fresh, from-scratch Danish, I think store bought Danish is better than anything I could make myself.  As if my tastebuds are ticked off at me for denying them the real thing, and so they convince my brain […]

Orange Pomegranate Scones from Budget Gourmet Mom

As you may know, I am not what you’d call a “People Person.”  Like, at all.  Meeting new people is hard for me – I am backwards, awkward, and well, people scare me in general.  But as soon as I met Krista, the force behind Budget Gourmet Mom, I immediately loved her. Sweet. Sassy. Downright […]