Paula Deen Strawberry Cake

To show support of Paula I thought today I would post a recipe from the new July magazine that just arrived the other day. I have not make it but intend to do so after I finish baking what I have committed to for some people. So, Paula, this one’s for you! Thank you for … Continue reading

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake Bars

When I saw this on Just A Pinch Recipe site, I knew it was for me. The perfect little dessert when you just can’t put your finger on what flavor you are wanting, it combines 3 of my favorites, chocolate, peanut butter and cream cheese. You won’t be disappointed. CHOCOLATE CRUST 1 c sugar 1/2 … Continue reading

Orange Marmalade Cake

This cake is such a refreshing dessert for the hot summer days. I found it on Pinch A Recipe and adapted it to make a quicker version. It had called for a white cake two layer cake, but since I had an orange cake mix, I decided to use it for this. One french vanilla … Continue reading

Two Blondes In A MiniVan

Thelma and Louise we are not. The desert does funny things to a mind. This past week found me driving my daughter, Jodi and her three yr old and 1 year old from Dallas, TX to Phoenix, AZ. We began our adventure at 8 am last Friday morning, excited about all the “girl time” we … Continue reading

Little Trip Away

Will be out of town beginning tomorrow the 17th through Saturday, June 22nd. See you in a week and happy baking….Trudy

Old Man In Ojai

Yesterday we planned a trip to go explore a new place about a 2 hour drive from our house. It is a beautiful little town nestled in the valley just east of Santa Barbara. Friends have told us that we just have to go and see this place, as it is truly a great little … Continue reading

Fathers Day Friday

Father’s Day is two days away and I began to think what I could possibly give Randy to express what he means to me. They always say that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach and that is partly true, but with Randy, I thought something that would mean something to him … Continue reading

Police, DMV & Storage

Yesterday didn’t turn out exactly like I had planned. I had studied the DMV handbook until I knew every question that might be ask of me on the written test. It was going to be exciting to tell my kids, who think that ” poor mom can’t remember anything anymore” that I passed my test … Continue reading

Sesame Chicken Noodle Salad

This is the second one I couldn’t wait to post. 8 oz uncooked angel hair pasta 2 cups cubed chicken breast 1 1/2 cups coleslaw mix 1 can (11 oz) mandarin oranges, drained 1 medium sweet red bell pepper, julienned or finely chopped 1 cup fresh sugar snap peas, trimmed and halved 2/3 cup reduced-fat … Continue reading

Italian Brunch Torte

I had a hard time deciding which if the two new recipes that I found over the weekend, taken once again from Taste of Home. If you even just want a magazine that gives you pretty much nothing but good, down home, (boy do I sound like a real “hick” or what) food, Taste of … Continue reading