Mini Apple Tarts Recipe

Mini Apple Tarts Recipe

Even though it is still technically autumn, many of us start planning for the upcoming winter holidays now. I used to be a procrastinator and wait until the last minute for everything but I found that doing that just stressed me out. Now I take the time to plan ahead on activities, crafts, shopping, and recipes I want to do during the season and find that I enjoy it all … Continue Reading →
Hard Apple Cider Bread Pudding with Cinnamon Whisky Sauce Recipe

Hard Apple Cider Bread Pudding with Cinnamon Whisky Sauce Recipe

Recently I went to O’Charley’s Restaurant and they had a new drink specials menu that had pairings of of beers and ciders along with shots. One jumped out at me, Angry Orchard Hard Apple Cider with a shot of Fireball Cinnamon Whisky. Yes, please. It is a fabulous combo and that same night I picked up some of both at the store so I could have it at home. A … Continue Reading →
Grilled Plums with Port Sauce Over Vanilla Ice Cream

Grilled Plums with Port Sauce Over Vanilla Ice Cream

On Labor Day Hubby grilled and made us a wonderful BBQ dinner but even better was the grilled dessert he made for us. Grilled plums with port sauce that we served over vanilla ice cream. It was the perfect dessert to end our meal. I found the original recipe watching Steven Raichlen’s grilling show recently. I adapted the recipe a bit from his original based on what I had on … Continue Reading →
Nonni’s Biscotti Bites Review & Giveaway

Nonni’s Biscotti Bites Review & Giveaway

Are you dunker? I am not, but Hubby is and so was my Grandpa H. He loved to dunk things in his coffee. I am sure Grandpa would have loved Nonni’s Biscotti Bites as much as Hubby and I enjoyed the samples Nonni’s sent to me. They are so yummy, dunked or un-dunked! Since I am not a dunker what I really loved about the new Nonni’s Biscotti Bites are … Continue Reading →
July is National Ice Cream Month [infographic]

July is National Ice Cream Month [infographic]

July is National Ice Cream month. I say we all need to celebrate this with a scoop of your favorite flavor! This week’s infographic is “Stuff You Didn’t Know About Ice Cream” which includes the fact that the waffle cone was invented in my hometown of St. Louis in 1904. Yes, it says that some people dispute that fact, but being a St. Louisian I go with it being true. … Continue Reading →
Ice Pop Sparklers for Adults and Kids

Ice Pop Sparklers for Adults and Kids

It is getting close to summer and that means lots of warm weather and get togethers outside. Something nice and cool is always a great treat on these days. For this week’s cocktails we are making some frozen goodies and you can make them with or without alcohol so you can make some for the grownups and some for the kids. I have mentioned Sparkling ICE many times here on … Continue Reading →
Camouflage Cake with Hunter Orange Icing

Camouflage Cake with Hunter Orange Icing

Hubby is a tad bit camouflage crazy if you ask me, but I love him anyway. He has tons of camo hats, shirts, pants, cell phone cases, you name it. That must come with the territory for a lot of hunters I guess. A few weeks ago we were in Walmart and we spotted a cake mix for a camouflage cake and Hubby instantly got happy. I told him I … Continue Reading →
Grilled Pineapple with Butter Rum Sauce Recipe

Grilled Pineapple with Butter Rum Sauce Recipe

We love having grilled pineapple at our house – it is delicious! During the summer when Hubby grills more we have it quite a lot. This recipe I got from the  Caribbean Shopping Channel and had to share because it sounds delicious! You can do this on an inside or outside grill. I think this winter when it is cold and gloomy I will make a tropical dinner one night … Continue Reading →
Bread Pudding with Rum Sauce Recipe

Bread Pudding with Rum Sauce Recipe

Bread pudding is one of those desserts that can be done really well or really bad. The mushy blobs you find at some places are never good and give bread pudding a really bad rap. Also, the sauce you use on a bread pudding makes a huge difference. This rum sauce will be a perfect topping to this bread pudding recipe or for your own bread pudding recipe even. For … Continue Reading →
Rustique Pomme Cannelle or how to make baking flops sound fabulous

Rustique Pomme Cannelle or how to make baking flops sound fabulous

Baking has never been my strong suit. I much prefer cooking where I can add a pinch of this and a dash of that. Baking has more rules that really need to be followed. Occasionally though I like to try baking and since we went apple picking recently now seemed like a good time.   Start with two apples. We had Green Delicious from the trip to the orchard so … Continue Reading →