April Showers

We are officially on countdown to Charisse’s bridal shower; April 12th is looming large. For what seems like forever everything was pretty low key and we were coasting. Now we are literally in high gear. The shower is my only real chance to put to use my party skills for the bride to be and…


Bakewise by Shirley O. Corriher

Did you hear a loud woo-hoo a while back and wonder where it came from? It was me, finally nailing a biscuit recipe that I had almost given up on. Up until now biscuits have been the domain of the Mr. He is so good at them I didn’t think there was a reason for…


Pure Whey Protein Isolate

In the past I’ve used protein shakes as a pre/post workout drink and drank them as a means to quell my voracious sweet tooth. Lucky for me I had the opportunity to sample Pure Whey Protein Isolate from Summit Nutritions. One packet is one serving and has 25 grams of protein which is roughly 2…


Amaretto-Almond Mini Bundts ~ Cake Slice Bakers

Eeeny Meeny Miney Mo! That’s pretty much how I made the decision as to what to bake this month for the Cake Slice Bakers reveal. I chose the Amaretto Almond Bundt and I am not disappointed. Rather than make one big bundt I opted to make mini bundts. There was batter leftover so baked the…


Guiness Cake Truffles

Will someone please come and get these truffles!!! From the sound of it I knew this Guinness cake was going to be good. It has been on my radar since the fall and I waited until now, appropriately, to make it. In the past I’ve made St. Paddy’s day desserts using Bailey’s Irish Cream, this…


In Celebration Of

In celebration of what you ask? You fill in the blank. If we look inward there is always something to celebrate and it can be the most simplest of things. I celebrate life everyday. Of course some days are a challenge but I am grateful that I am here and in every moment I have…


Decadent Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Parfaits

A while back I bought a box of Duncan Hines Triple Chocolate Cake Mix and have been saving it for a rainy day. Not really for a rainy day, just hadn’t gotten around to making it. I also joined the Duncan Hines Bakers Club and that’s where I came across this recipe. For some reason…


Strawberry Cheesecake Cake

Birthdays are a big deal around here. I love having the opportunities to show my family extra love on their special days. Anthony, our oldest son is a leap year baby so some years we celebrate the end of February or the beginning of March. What doesn’t change is his choice of dessert. Strawberry Cheesecake…


Sweet Pound Cake ~ National Pound Cake Day

March 4th is National Pound Cake Day and a happy day it is! Lucky for me I’ve had my favorite pound cake ready to go for a couple of weeks. Some say the pound cake originated in Europe in the first half of the 18th centurty. The traditional recipe for pound cake calls for a…


Crisp and Clean

Crisp and clean, wintry mix, summer blues. Those are the words that came to mind as I put this tablescape together. One thing for sure this is a bright table. The dishes and the fabric overlay are two of my absolute favorite finds. Perfect timing at the thrift store last year netted the dinner plates,…