Category Archives: Desserts

Oat-Crusted Pecan Pie – What a Twist!

As a lover of traditional ooey gooey pecan pie (especially since Hubby is the maker of said pies), this recipe  offered a pleasant and healthy oat crust option that just begged to be baked. Since it’s the holiday season, and is indeed … Continue reading

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Holiday Gift Idea – Pumpkin Chocolate Cranberry Muffins

Who on your holiday gift list would turn down a warm-from-the-oven batch of Pumpkin Cranberry Muffins, (I added chopped chocolate pieces) complete with gift wrap (aka: a pretty kitchen towel), paired with a jar of something good to top off a dozen delectable little creations? Well, … Continue reading


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Ladies and Gentleman: Start Your Ovens!

Yes, it’s that time of year – time to load up your kitchen with home-made holiday goodies for friends and family, and try your darndest NOT to load up your own tummy! In case you just can’t resist, these treats Oat … Continue reading

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As Promised – Dessert!

Last time we chatted, the Hubby and I were with friends and family at Tartini Pizzeria & Spaghetteria in Orlando celebrating Hubby’s new job, and our friend, Kyle’s, new job and pending move. Yes, the dinner was fabulous. Yes, we did … Continue reading

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Chocolate-Cinnamon Pear Loaf Cake

Talk about a stunner for dessert! This recipe, from, takes the cake…catch that pun?…haha!……Quick, easy, and made with ingredients most of us keep on hand, your guests will thank you for this one. (And, hopefully, there will be leftovers … Continue reading

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Could You Ever Get Tired of Eating Cookies?

Yesterday I continued down that seasonal path of baking cookies. Normally, cookies are not in my repertoire, since there are actual recipes that one must follow….I know….hard to improvise when baking. Yes, both recipes are a bit healthy – yet … Continue reading

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Roasted Pears with Ginger and Vanilla Bean

Thanks so much to Jen, over at Lattes and Leggings, for posting this fall dessert. Perfect timing, since our friends (Kelley and Marco) joined us at our house for Sunday Brunch last weekend. Like any good dish, this one cooks itself with a minimum … Continue reading

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Double Apple Crumble

And just like that – autumn is here! As if overnight, the leaves are changing colors, the air is crisp, and apples are everywhere in the marketplace. With inspiration to use the best of the season’s fruits, a new recipe … Continue reading

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Pace Ristorante in Milan, Italy

Whenever our friend, Giovanni, suggests a restaurant in his home town, we are like little kids in a candy store – only this candy store has grown up treats! Recently we were on “Spring Break” in Milan, Italy, and got … Continue reading

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How Sweet It Is!

Yes, It’s been a long time few days months since anything has appeared here…so I thought it would be totally appropriate to start you off with a taste of Italy. How about a taste of affogato di crema alla nutella, … Continue reading

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