Banana Bread Perfected!!! (in my opinion)

I know I know..People can get really defensive about their own Banana Bread. But I have tasted some peoples(who will remain nameless) who claim theirs is the best..and only when I tasted it I wish I had a dog to slide it under the table to! My mom gave me a basic banana bread recipe […]


Cathy over at the Noble Pig had a great idea! I should become the next tastespotting.As I told her I am computer illiterate.I really think people need an out let for showing their wonderful masterpieces and people need somewhere to look for new ideas!Lets give this a try..hey if it doesn’t doesn’t work! This […]


R.I.P TASTESPOTTING For the last few days I have been doing my 100 checks of Tastespotting a day. And it seemed to be stuck on that same ol pasta and green bean pot(lucky they got lots of traffic)! Well this morning BEFORE I even got my morning cup of coffee(ya, thats how important Tastespoting […]

Another one of my P.M.S cures

These might look a tad bit familiar. Last month I made a delicious P.M.S cure cookie. This is another take on that ever so popular Reese’s Cup Peanut Butter Cookie. However this time it is in a bite sized brownie. I actually had 2 packages of those mini Reese’s cup baking pieces in the pantry […]


Man, those pesky grocery stores know what they are doing. You know, how they strategically place all of those have to have but don’t need items up at the check out. Like the purse size tissues, breath spray, finger nail files, eyeglass screwdrivers, as seen on TV furniture movers and oh yeah, those damn Food […]

Just good ol’ Strawberry Cake

Confession: I have never had Strawberry Cake. At least not that I can recall. Was I somehow deprived as a child and young adult? Well that all changed when I saw the May/June 2008 issue of Paula Deens Magazine, Cooking with Paula Deen. She is holding a lovely piece of Strawberry Cake on the front […]

Get your Heart Attack right here!!

For real ya’ll, don’t send me any cardiologist bills if you choose to make and eat this cake! Its a killer! And let me tell you it just melts in your mouth. Could it be from the nearly POUND of butter in this heart attack cake? I just can not explain to you how delicious […]


Off to Tea My friend Bobbi asked me yesterday..Do you want to take the girls for tea? Why not..tea is fun! I love going to the Tea Rooms around town. When I asked my daughter if she wanted to son also begged to go. Hmmm? Why not I thought. Bobbi had a good experience […]

Pretty Please with a CHERRY on top…

I made a decision what to do with that big bowl of cherries…. Cherry Ricotta Muffins:1 cup ricotta cheese2 large eggs1 cup buttermilk1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled2 cups all-purpose flour3/4 cup granulated white sugar1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder1/8 teaspoon baking soda1/2 teaspoon salt1 tablespoon grated […]

My version of Chicken Cordon Bleu(sort of)

I really wish I had some sort of speck of memory in my cranium. However I don’t. But if I did I would remember when and where I had my first and only(until now) experience with Chicken Cordon Bleu. I just remember the greasy out side that was sort of fried, the chewy swiss cheese […]

I knew those 100 Calorie Packs were good for something!

Holding icecream…thats what they are good for! I saw this cute little idea in Womans Day. My kids were in the pool while I was flipping through the pages of Woman Day and saw these. I thought to myself..hmm, I know I have 50 million of those 100 Calorie Packs in the house(good for the […]

My first "Marbled" Cake

As you can tell from the last photo, this was my first attempt at a “Marbled” cake. Looks more like a half and half cake to me! It lacks those beautiful swirls you see in the professional cakes. Well I guess I will just have to practice some more! No complaints here! I got this […]