Whiskey Sours

Whiskey Sour

Whiskey, hmmm or is it bourbon? Whiskey has become the new buzz word in many food circles. Heck, I don’t even drink cocktails that often but during the holidays, I purchased whiskey and planned to celebrate all the “at home” time with a whiskey cocktail or bourbon on the rocks. Well, the best laid plans….never [...]

Turtle Candies

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My heart jumped a bit when I turned the calendar into February. Ah, yes…the month of love. It must be part of a divine plan that the month of love lands in the middle of cold and gray. A reason to celebrate is always welcomed in the midst of winter. Love was truly a celebration [...]

Greek Style Chicken

Greek Chicken

Soups are no longer appealing as dinnertime choices since the weather in the midwest has been unseasonable warm and dry. The northeast part of the U.S. is preparing for the biggest snow storm ever and the midwest hasn’t received enough moisture to moisten a postage stamp. Soups, stews and braising aren’t as appealing when the [...]

Beef Short Rib Ragu

Beef Short Rib Ragu

Recently I traveled to New York City with my cookbook book club. We rented an apartment, pretended we were in college once again and enjoyed many adventures in the city. As you might guess our days revolved around food and great restaurants, pastry shops, bakeries and kitchenware stores. We had so many great experiences that [...]

Gougeres – Happy New Year

The Newlywed Cookbook

It is ever so hard to believe that we are ringing in a New Year already! 2015! Can you believe it? Let’s count on this year being the best yet and let’s start counting our blessings, one by one. We have a blessing to announce today! Our newest cookbook, The Newlywed Cookbook, cooking happily ever [...]

Merry Christmas

  Merry Christmas to all! We want to thank our family, friends and loyal readers for supporting us this year.  May you have a wonderful Christmas with those you love. We truly do wish each and everyone of you a Merry Christmas!  

Cranberry Chocolate Christmas Cake

Cranberry Chocolate Cake

Holiday traditions run strong in our family. We have the favorites that we cling to each year and we always enjoy adding new traditions to our list. One dessert that surfaces each holiday is Cranberry Chocolate Cake. Now don’t panic when you see the picture. There is no additional fruit inside the moist, luscious cake. [...]

Order Cake Mixes Online

Carrot Cake witih Slice

We are up and running and ready for your orders! We have had great success at our retail venues and the holiday shows proved to be exciting for all. Lots of folks found the answer for that hard to buy for friend and relative this Christmas. We couldn’t be happier and are thrilled to announce [...]

Slow Cooker Cake Mixes

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It is here!  We have a BIG announcement to make today and I must admit I am shaking in my boots.  If you have read our blog for any time at all, you know that we met in the test kitchens at Rival®, the folks who introduced the CrockPot® slow cooker a million years ago. [...]

Crescent pastry

Coffee Cake

It happens! Some days I cave and go straight to the easy way out. No, I am not always proud but hey, I am human. Yes, I went to pastry school and yes, I travelled to Paris with Julia Child and have attended more pastry school presentations than I can count. The trip to France [...]