Salted Butterscotch Blondies

We have new neighbors next door and I’ve been meaning to make them some treats to welcome them to the neighborhood and so yesterday I found this yummy looking recipe and threw them together. They were awesome! It’s a weird quarantine/social distancing time and I wasn’t sure if people would be comfortable accepting baked goods … Continue reading

Dark Chocolate Pecan Bars

They could have been called Dark Chocolate Pecan PIE Bars because that’s what they taste like, pecan pie, really yummy. See? They look like pecan pie. Some more quarantine baking although we are getting out of the house a tiny bit more but still being careful. Weird times my friends, weird times. Fortunately there are … Continue reading

Toffee Pecan Skillet Brownies

This is what I made myself for Mother’s Day dessert and it was magnificent!  It will definitely go into the regular rotation which is the highest praise I can give it.  The hubs has already requested it for Father’s Day. Even just the brownies themselves looked pretty great before all the other deliciousness got added … Continue reading

Ina Garten’s Lemon Bars

As you can probably tell, I’ve been on a lemon bar kick lately but I am out of lemons now so I guess I am done.  These were really good with a thick, gooey middle and a crunchy top that was delightful.  If you’re a lemon bar fan, then you definitely need to try these. … Continue reading

Churro Cake with Chocolate Sauce

I hosted book group last week and made this delicious cake for our treat.  (I started slicing pieces and then remembered that I hadn’t taken a picture yet so that’s why you’re only seeing half the cake.) It was yummy with or without the chocolate sauce. Here you can see that oh so sweet churro … Continue reading

Pasta with Artichokes

Oh pasta, I would it eat every day if my family would too but they won’t. 12 ounces pasta 1/4 cup olive oil 1 (10 oz) package frozen artichoke hearts, thawed or 10 oz bottled artichoke hearts, drained 3 cloves garlic, minced or pressed 1 (15 oz) can white beans, drained and rinsed 1 (15 … Continue reading

Lemon Poppy Seed Fettuccine

It’s getting cold around here so this lemony pasta dish was just the ticket for dinner the other night! 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 cloves garlic, lightly smashed 2 zucchini, halved lengthwise and sliced into half moons 1 tablespoon poppy seeds 12 ounces fettuccine finely grated zest and juice of two lemons 4 tablespoons butter, … Continue reading

Elbow Macaroni with Crispy Breadcrumbs and Broccoli

Delicious dinner.  That is all. 6 tablespoons olive oil, plus more for drizzling 1/2 cup breadcrumbs zest of 1 lemon 3 cups (12 oz) elbow macaroni 4 cups chopped broccoli 1 clove garlic, minced or pressed 1 cup chicken stock 1 cup shredded parmigiano-reggiano 1  Cook pasta according to package directions.  While pasta is cooking, … Continue reading

Mom’s Buttermilk Chocolate Cake

We’re celebrating Father’s Day with this delicious chocolate cake!  How are you celebrating? cake 1 cup (2 sticks) butter 2 cups flour 2 cups sugar 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda 4 tablespoons cocoa 1/2 cup buttermilk 2 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla frosting 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter 3/4 cup buttermilk 4 tablespoons cocoa 1 – … Continue reading