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Toasted Coconut Muffins

Toasted Coconut Muffins

Toasted Coconut Muffins  were always served in a bread basket at local restaurants for years as an appetizer with other types of bread choices. They quickly went up for grabs, literally. The quickest draw wins! I love coconut, but don’t necessarily want to pay for […]

Chocolate Velvet Pie

Chocolate Velvet Pie

  Chocolate Velvet Pie was one of NIck’s favorite desserts, next to my chocolate chip cookies. Every Thanksgiving, I enjoy a slice for him as he became an angel in heaven just before his 19th birthday in a motorcycle accident 11 years ago. He was a […]

Chocolate and Almond Raspberry Mocha Cake

Chocolate and Almond Raspberry Mocha Cake

New Year’s Eve dinner required a special dessert to eat by the fireplace after a satisfying lobster dinner. Chocolate and Almond Raspberry Mocha Cake sounded like it would  be the pinnacle of desserts for this special evening. This contains a few revisions of Julia Child’s […]

Peanut Butter Oat Bars

Peanut Butter Oat Bars

Peanut Butter Oat Bars  have been a family favorite  ever since we were introduced to them by our amazing “Auntie M”. She’s such a warm, compassionate and caring woman whose love extends and supports her family and friends. One day she made these and thus […]

Caramel Pecan Chip Cookies

Caramel Pecan Chip Cookies

I thought nothing could replace my love of Gigi’s Awesome Chocolate Chip Cookies, but a revelation has occurred. Caramel Pecan Chip Cookies are my current obsession. When picking up some baking chocolate for brownies, another obsession I have, I noticed a new addition to chocolate […]

Touchdown Chili

Touchdown Chili

  An autumnal chill is definitely making its presence known which coincides with the traditional start of football season. There’s only one thing on my mind today and that’s a good bowl of Touchdown Chili. Perfect name,  don’t you think? No matter to which team your allegiance […]

Creamy Avocado Ranch Tomatilla Dressing

Creamy Avocado Ranch Tomatilla Dressing

This Avocado Ranch Tomatillo Dressing can be whipped up in about 5 minutes time. Just toss the ingredients into your blender or food processor and boom, it’s done! My Homemade Ranch Seasoning  is a perfect use of this versatile mix. Link to that recipe to […]

No-Churn Chocolate Oreo Cookie Ice Cream

No-Churn Chocolate Oreo Cookie Ice Cream

This is all you need! In about 5 minutes, this will come together.  Once frozen, a luscious bowl (or cone)of creamy ice cream will stimulate your taste buds. Start by beating the heavy whipping cream to stiff peaks. For just the right amount of chocolate flavor, add 1/4 cup […]