Broccoli Cauliflower Salad

I’m stepping out of my dessert mode for a day and posting a recipe that I love to make during the summer. I have discovered that I like broccoli raw, more than cooked.  So this recipe is a favorite of mine. Sometimes, I add a chopped green onion for more color and a 1/2 of … Continue reading

Italian Bread Salad

Toasted Bread 1 loaf of 2 day old country Italian or sourdough bread extra-virgin olive oil Dressing 2 cloves garlic, minced 1/4 cup red wine vinegar 1/2 cup EVOO Salt and pepper to taste Salad 1 container red grape tomatoes, or 4 or 5 vine ripened tomatoes, chopped 1/2 container yellow cherry tomatoes, halved 1 … Continue reading

Brown Sugar Fudge Cake

Summer is suppose to be all about the fresh fruit, cool ice box pies & ice cream. But in my world, any season is perfect for chocolate. The combination of the brown sugar with the unsweetened cocoa, makes for a moist, delicious flavor that creates a great chocolate cake. 1 3/4 cups flour 1 teas … Continue reading

Nestle Tollhouse Heavenly Cream Cheese Pie

Taken from a Tollhouse Cookbook from 1980, this chocolate cream pie is a great and a little different pie. Just finished making the Fresh Peach Miracle Pie for family tonight, but as soon as it is gone, will be making this pie… Chocolate Nut Crust 1 6 oz package (1 cup) Nestle Toll House Semi sweet chocolate … Continue reading

Key Lime Coconut Angel Cake

I have a cookbook from the ladies of First Bapt.,Jacksonville, Florida. A friend gave this to me years ago and it is still one of my favorite books to sit and look through. This recipe had not popped off the page at me until now. As much as I love Key Lime anything, I cannot believe … Continue reading

Princess Payton Cupcakes

Last week, our daughter in law, Mandy had ask if I would make the cupcakes for our granddaughter’s 1st birthday party. All the relatives would be coming into town from near and far and it was a joyous occasion. Of course, we wanted everything to be pink so the cupcakes were going to be strawberry. … Continue reading

RC & TK’s Bed & Breakfast

We have had out son-in-law, Eric, here this week, having just left this morning. Rushing into the guest room, I pulled the sheets from the bed and began to clean the bath room to get ready for our kids that are coming in from Florida tomorrow. This week has been so much fun, having the opportunity … Continue reading

Blue Goose Visit

Last night, we were treated to Mexican food at Blue Goose by our son-in-law, who is in town from Phoenix for a conference. Since Eric stays with us and had told us that one night while he was here, he wanted to go have Tex-Mex, which he doesn’t get in Arizona. So last night, off … Continue reading

Ooey Gooey Chocolate Ice Cream Cake

1 cup butter 8 -1 oz squares semi sweet chocolate 1 cup sugar 5 large eggs 1/2 cup flour 1/2 gallon vanilla ice cream. Soften 6 (2.07 oz) Snickers candy bars,chopped and divided 3/4 cup chocolate sauce garnish: chocolate sauce and caramel sauce In a large bowl, combine butter and chocolate. Microwave at high in … Continue reading

Neapolitan Cheesecake

Leave it to Taste of Home to publish a great and different cheesecake. I had never seen a recipe for this and it sounds quite good. Will be the next cheesecake I make. The recipe has won several first place ribbons at fairs and is from a lady who lives in Canada. 1 cup chocolate … Continue reading