Blueberry Streusel Coffee Cake

August 17, 2008
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Blueberries are not my favorite berry, but I can’t resist the u-pick farms all around our house, and this is blueberry season. I dragged my darling children to a little fruit farm on the hottest day of the year and

Caramel Brownies

August 16, 2008
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Caramel BrowniesThese are soooo good and soooo easy. I found Kraft caramel bits on the baking aisle at Walmart. They are basically little caramel balls that you don’t have to unwrap, which makes these even easier. 50 Kraft caramels1 can

The Evolution of a Baby Shower Dessert

August 16, 2008

As I’ve already stated, I love any excuse to make food, and I especially love occasions that give me an excuse to try something new. And I’m fortunate to have a husband that thinks most things taste good and doesn’t

Tapas Anyone?

August 16, 2008
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The series of events that get us to a certain point can be really wacky sometimes. Take the following for example: My friend Margaret decided a long time ago to–at some point in the then future–throw a party themed around

Zucchini Bread, 2 ways

August 10, 2008

I used to see the massive, 10-pound zucchinis people harvested from their garden and wonder how on earth they let them get that big! Now I know all you have to do is blink, and your tiny zucchini has morphed

Brazilian Lemonade

August 9, 2008

I’ve been blessed to have my whole family (except for my brother) visiting us over the past two weeks. When my mom and sister first arrived, they told me I HAD to make this strange and wonderful drink they had

Bella and Edward’s Red Velvet Cake

August 3, 2008

My Twilight Obsessed Friend (TOF) Margaret threw a much-anticipated party for the release of Breaking Dawn, the last book following the story of Bella Swan and her undead paramour, Edward Cullen. In honor of the Twilight Saga, I decided to

The Sun’ll Come Out Tamale

July 24, 2008
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I’m so glad I’m friends with Tannya. I have a lot of kitchen gadgets, but if there is something truly weird and obscure that I want to use, I know Tannya will have it. Like this crazy dim sum steamer.Where

Creamy Garden Pasta

July 18, 2008
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This is delicious served with a fresh salad and hot french bread. I used broccoli, carrots, and peas because that’s what I had on hand, but it would be equally good with zucchini, asparagus, squash, etc. Creamy Garden Pasta1 lb.