Category Archive: Dessert

Confetti Cookies Recipe Remind me of Lofthouse Cookies

These confetti cookies  made the rounds in my recipe group and oh my they were good. Just had to share. I believe the original recipe started with King Arthur, then went to Smitten Kitchen and then to my recipe group, and then to me!  Confetti Cookies Here’s my very slight adaptation: 3 cups all purpose …

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Irish Oat Cake Tea Cookies for St. Patrick’s Day (or anytime!)

I first tasted this cookie at a presentation I did for Pat Jarvis, an Indiana reader’s, group. She made these for a tea and oh my gosh I love these cookies. Crunchy, yet a bit soft, not too sweet and you can really taste the oats. IRISH OAT CAKE TEA COOKIES Ingredients 4 oz. unsalted …

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Triple Chocolate Bundt Cake for Valentine’s Day

Don’t panic! Here’s a quick & easy and “lovely” cake for your Valentine. One of my readers stopped me at the grocery today to say she was buying more ingredients to make another cake after making one. “Best chocolate cake we’ve had”, she said. Happy Valentine’s Day to you and yours! Triple chocolate Bundt cake …

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Maggie Hoerst’s Heirloom Gingerbread Cutouts with Buttercream Frosting

Maggie Hoerst’s Gingerbread Cutouts Maggie’s gingerbread cutouts, comes from daughter-in-law Jessie’s family. They are a treasured cookie from daughter-in-law Jessie’s Mom, Maggie Hoerst’s family. Jess and her sister, Lottie, make these every year with Maggie. If you’re looking for a tender, flavorful gingerbread cookie, you have to make this. What’s your favorite holiday memory or …

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Shortbread Sugar Cookies that keep their shape

                                                       No fail shortbread cutouts  ‘Tis the season for sure to bake cookies, especially holiday cutouts that you decorate.  Here’s the perfect cut out cookie and oh so tender too!     No fail shortbread cutouts  I can tell you this dough, due to its high butter content, really stays tender no matter how …

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Five Fabulous Fudge Recipes for Giving: No Thermometer Needed!

5 Fast and Fabulous Fudge Recipes including Rocky Road, Candy Cane, White Chocolate Almond Cranberry and More Old fashioned peanut butter fudge My old-fashioned peanut butter fudge recipe is a perennial favorite during the holidays. My sisters and I make batches of this easy peanut butter fudge to give away.  But we don’t stop there. …

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How to “Unstick” Frosting on Brownies and Cakes

It happened to me today and I’ll be it’s happened to you. I covered my frosted brownies with plastic wrap and made sure the wrap did not touch the frosted brownies. Well sometime during the day the wrap fell onto the frosting and when I tried to gently pull if off – the frosting stuck …

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Just a Bite Mini Fruitcakes

I had batter left over from making my traditional fruitcake and made these little gems. These are so pretty and easy to eat.  (My fruitcake, as you can tell from the ingredients, isn’t as heavy, or overwhelmed with spices and alcohol  like some fruitcakes). These are perfect for those folks who want just a teeny …

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Vegan for Everybody – and Secrets to Optimizing a Vegan Diet

I just got this book – oh my gosh – America’s Test Kitchen did it again! The recipes are delicious and doable. I’m already putting the Mushroom Bolognese, Whole Wheat Pancakes (no eggs!)  and Roasted Chili Rubbed Butternut Squash with Ranch Dressing on my to do list for next week. This book has something for …

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Out & About in Cincinnati

It was a busy week and so much fun. Here’s a look into what a typical week away from  my little patch of heaven looks like.        

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