Chocolate Truffle Cupcakes

Chocolate Truffle Cupcakes

Chocolate Truffle Cupcakes are delicious and gluten-free. They are even better when topped with raspberry sauce and lemon creme fraiche. To give them a fancy look, garnish with a mint leaf and a fresh raspberry. When I first started making this gluten-free dessert, I made it as a cake in […]

Orange Blossom Pie

Orange Blossom Pie

Orange and ginger lovers will gobble up this orange blossom pie. Make it vegan-friendly by using plant-based butter and cream cheese. Way back in the 1990s, someone brought an orange blossom pie to work for some sort of celebration. Everyone loved it, and I asked for the recipe. The crust […]

Chocolate oatmeal cookies

Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

When I was a kid, one of my favorite treats was chocolate oatmeal cookies. My dad was usually the cook when it came to desserts, but this recipe was easy enough for my mom to make.  Recently I looked through their 3-ring binder filled with delicious recipes. I made these […]

pear cranberry crisp

Pear Cranberry Crisp

When friends sent us a dozen Harry & David Bosc Pears for Christmas, I used several of them right away in two of my favorite salads: Pear Date Salad and Pear Blueberry Salad. That still left enough to make pear crisp for dessert three times over the next two weeks. […]

Pecan pie

Pecan Pie

For as long as I can remember, we’ve had pecan pie for dessert on Thanksgiving. When we were kids, we’d get it for Christmas, too, if we behaved ourselves. Our 2020 Thanksgiving had little in common with years past. Instead of 20 or 25 people at the gathering, we had […]

balsamic strawberries

Balsamic Strawberries

Balsamic strawberries with lemon creme fraiche are one of my current favorite desserts for two reasons. First, it’s delicious. Second, it’s fast and easy to make with only four ingredients. Years ago I found a recipe for balsamic strawberries that used two pans and took an hour to prepare. After […]



On hot summer days, a cold popsicle is a refreshing treat.  These popsicles are easy to make with healthy ingredients like fresh fruit, yogurt, and maple syrup. And they are all delicious! Several weeks ago, Deb Robinson, a reader of this blog, sent me 7 recipes for popsicles that she […]

Vegan Strawberry Ice Cream

Vegan Strawberry Ice Cream

Homemade ice cream may be the epitome of good food in the summertime.  Need proof? July is National Ice Cream Month according to Vegan strawberry ice cream, made from coconut milk, frozen strawberries, and maple syrup, is how we are celebrating the occasion. Think back to your own childhood. […]

Peanut butter balls

Peanut Butter Balls

If you are looking for a way to occupy kids, let them help make peanut butter balls. Of course, that might double your prep and clean up time, but it will be fun, I promise. When I asked 6-year-old Breckyn what she would like for a special treat, she told […]

Bacon candy

Bacon Candy

Bacon candy is sweet, salty, spicy and crispy. When I first heard of it, I wondered if it was an appetizer or a dessert. That just shows how limited my thinking was. It can also be crumpled in a salad, placed on a hamburger, or used to garnish a Bloody […]