white chocolate raspberry cake on a platter

Amazing White Chocolate Raspberry Cake

Amazing White Chocolate Raspberry Cake This recipe was inspired by a White Chocolate Raspberry Cake that was purchased at a local supermarket.  The occasion? My daughter’s birthday. A friend bought this cake for her party out at a restaurant. Of course, she brought home leftover White Chocolate Raspberry Cake for us and, well, I just couldn’t resist having some. I guess that’s the foodie in me!  After having a slice …

s'mores on a white plate

Yummy S’Mores Cups

What can I say?  Give me S’mores! Just like the real thing, but without the hassle of a camp fire.  Everyone will loves these  S’mores and they will want more.  A great little treat to make ahead for a party or to bring to a gathering. Now before you scroll down to the recipe, I regret not making my own marshmallow fluff for this recipe. If you are in a …

Phyllo Pastry Bites on a plate

Phyllo Pastry Bites

Little Phyllo Pastry Bites, Big Taste These little Phyllo Pastry Bites will satisfy family and friends while they wait for you to serve the main course.  Puff pastry is so versatile that you can make endless appetizers and some really cool desserts. So if you are looking for a tasty appetizer?  Look no further, try these Phyllo Pastry Bites. I made these Phyllo Pastry Bites a few weeks ago for …

Pizza Bread on a Plate

Easy Pizza Bread

Crazy Easy Pizza Bread Last summer, we were on our way back from our vacation at Sherkston Shores Resort.  It’s  what I would refer to as glamorous trailer park sitting on Lake Erie. We had a great week with fantastic weather.  We got home at around 12:00 pm and I’m just not feeling like putting something together for dinner.  I got laundry started and I’m catching up on Game of …

Chocolate Peanut Butter Muffins

Chocolate Peanut Butter Muffins

Chocolate Peanut Butter Muffins These Chocolate Peanut Butter Muffins have to be the most delicious and moist muffins ever.  Most importantly, they are a healthy and nutritious version of the regular chocolate muffin. Not to mention that their is a secret ingredient in these muffins that will give you a little protein boost. Yup that’s right, there’s protein powder in the muffin. You can make these chocolate peanut butter muffins …

Blueberry Crumble Muffins

Amazing Blueberry Crumble Muffins

The Most Amazing Blueberry Crumble Muffins There is no other way to describe these Amazing Blueberry Crumble Muffins than to say that they are super moist and delicious. Filled with goodness and wholesome ingredients, you won’t be able to put them down or eat just one. A very healthy muffin and not your traditional blueberry muffins that are filled with sugar and fat.  Very little sugar goes into making these …

Cheesecake on a white plate

Apple Crumble Cheesecake

Cheesecake or Apple Crumble I’m not quite sure where to start except to say that if you like cheesecake and you like apple crumble, then you will absolutely adore this combination of Apple Crumble Cheesecake. I have to admit that I was a little nervous about making this cheesecake, thinking what if the apples are too wet and the cheesecake remains mushy in the center. But, testing the doneness near …

nutella cookies on a cutting board

Simple Nutella Cookie Recipe

Easy Nutella Cookie Recipe I can tell you from experience that growing up Nutella was a staple in my house, right next to the butter, eggs and white toast bread.  So what’s better than Nutella? The answer is Nutella Cookies! Hints of chocolate and hazelnut will fill your home while you bake these this holiday season.  This simple Nutella Cookie recipe is definitely a cookie to add to your Christmas …

maple walnut cookies on a brown plate

Delicious Maple Walnut Cookies

Maple Walnut Shortbread Cookies One thing about living in the great north is that there is no shortage of maple syrup. Maple syrup and crushed walnuts are what makes these Delicious Maple Walnut Cookies the star of any cookie platter. As I write this post, I recall the sent of maple filling my house as though I was baking these Maple Walnut Shortbread Cookies right now. These Maple Walnut Cookies …

ginger snap cookies on a wooden cutting board

No. 1 Best Ginger Snap Cookies

No. 1 Easiest Ginger Snap Cookies I love these Ginger Snap Cookies because they smell so good as they are baking and taste even better once they are out of the oven and cool enough too eat. These Ginger Snap Cookies are very easy to make.  If you have a stand mixer, use it.  Otherwise you can use a hand mixer to make these cookies.  And if you don’t have …

amaretto cookies on a cutting board

Easy Amaretto Cookies

Easy Amaretto Cookies If you have never had an Amaretto Cookie, they are like a little cloud of heaven. Light and fluffy, sweet, nutty and delicious.  This is an Easy Amaretto Cookie recipe that takes you from start to finish using one bowl. Rest assured that who ever tries one of these Amaretto Cookies will be back for another and another and so on!   And best of all your stomach …

coconut macaroons on a cutting board

The Best Coconut Macaroons

The Best Coconut Macaroons These are by far the Best Coconut Macaroons and are so simple to make that a toddler could make them with their eyes closed.  Made with less than 6 (six) ingredients these Coconut Macaroon Cookies will be ready as fast as one, two, and three… Not only are these the Best Coconut Macaroon Cookies, but they have a special ingredient that keeps them moist.  And, you …

Cranberry Orange Cookies arrangement

Don’t Break My Heart Orange Cranberry Cookies

Don’t Break My Heart Orange Cranberry Cookies I call these “don’t break my heart” Orange Cranberry Cookies mostly because they are cookies baked in the shape of a heart and it’s just cute to add a little spin on a cookie name.  These Orange Cranberry cookies make a great cookie to add to your Christmas Cookie collection or to make throughout the year even Valentine’s Day! These Orange Cranberry Cookies …

Italian Butter Cookies

Amazing Italian Butter Cookies

Amazing Italian Butter Cookies This is a traditional Italian Butter Cookie recipe.  The difference between shortbread cookies and this recipe is that Italian Butter cookies are made adding eggs, which somehow makes them richer as opposed to regular shortbread cookies that are made with butter, sugar and flour alone and not eggs. Try this recipe for Italian Butter Cookies and you will see how different they taste than a traditional …

chocolate beet cake on a platter

Chocolate Beet Cake

Amazingly Moist Chocolate Beet Cake Why Beets? I know, you are going to say what? Beet? Yup! I bet you would have never in a million years thought of making a cake out of beets.  Believe it or not, beets are a great way to add the color red into a cake instead of using red food coloring.  Beets are healthy and sinful all at the same time. I’ve seen …

Easy Cherry Pie Recipe

5 Step Easy Cherry Pie Recipe

Easy Cherry Pie Recipe Don’t you love an easy recipe that is going to get everyone’s attention? This recipe will do just that! It’s one of my favorites because it’s simple to make and everyone loves it because it tastes wonderful! This is one of those desserts that I bring to every gathering and  quite honestly, I’m asked to bring it! I bring this dessert to church functions, family gatherings, …

best ever pumpkin spice muffins

Best Ever Pumpkin Spice Muffins

Pumpkin Spice Muffins Next to cinnamon and chocolate, pumpkin spice has got to be the next best thing in the muffin category.  These have got to be the Best Ever Pumpkin Spice Muffins I have ever made. These Pumpkin Spice Muffins are made with wholesome ingredients including pumpkin puree which makes them so moist and tasty. These Pumpkin Spice Muffins are a great option for busy mornings, especially because they …

Cinnamon Cream Cheese Puff Pastry

Easy to Make Cinnamon Cream Cheese Puff Pastry

Cinnamon Cream Cheese Puff Pastry These Cinnamon Cream Cheese Puff Pastry are like little bundles of crispy, flaky, and a delightful pieces of heaven.  Each one filled with a surprise cream cheese and chopped almond filling and then covered with sugar and cinnamon. These little bundles are very easy to make, even though they will look like you picked them up at a local bakery. No one will guess that …

Double Chocolate Muffins on a cutting board

Dreamy Double Chocolate Muffins (Cupcakes)

Double Chocolate Muffins Oh my!  Did I hear chocolate? Yup. Double Chocolate Muffins or Cupcakes to be exact.  Who doesn’t like chocolate? These Double Chocolate Muffins can be left plain like a muffin or decorated with buttercream frosting around a dollop of white chocolate ganache centre for an extravagant dessert. In fact, they are triple chocolate if you count the chocolate chips baked inside the muffin.  Easy to make and guaranteed …

Lemon Meringue Cheesecake

Lemon Marshmallow Meringue Cheesecake

Lemon Marshmallow Meringue Cheesecake Let’s see, where do I start with this wonderful combination of cheesecake and homemade marshmallow fluff? Hmmm…. heaven?! It was my husband’s birthday this week and whenever it’s a special occasion, I always try to make something from the heart. I saw several cheesecake recipes for lemon meringue. BTW, lemon meringue pie is my husband’s favorite dessert. Hence, the idea to make something similar but on …

Easy Egg Casserole

Easy Egg Casserole (Frittata)

Easy Egg Casserole Looking for something easy and healthy to make for breakfast. This Easy Egg Casserole is the perfect meal for Good Friday or any other day you don’t want to eat meat. Full of protein and wholesome ingredients, this Easy Egg Bake will be ready in no time.  Personalize this egg bake any way you want. Perfect for any other day too, meatless or with an animal protein …

Homemade Lasagna on a plate

My Momma’s Homemade Lasagna Recipe

Homemade Lasagna Recipe Every Italian knows that there is nothing like Momma’s Homemade Lasagna.  I can tell you that every time I make it, there are no leftovers. And, because it’s my momma’s recipe, no one makes it better than my one and only mom. Note that not everyone adds boiled eggs to their lasagna, therefore, i’ll leave that up to you to include or leave out. This recipe used …

homemade pizza dough

Fool Proof Homemade Pizza Dough PIzza

Fool Proof Homemade Pizza Dough Recipe You want to make homemade pizza, but you have never made your own dough.  Don’t worry, I’ve got your covered. This is the most amazing fool proof homemade pizza dough recipe I’ve ever come across.  It’s quick and you can either make it by hand or use a stand mixer.  It’s simple and quick and did I mention it’s absolutely foolproof?  It is – …

Banana Bread Loaf

Best Banana Bread Loaf with Frosting

Banana Loaf (Bread) Recipe Over-ripened bananas are a great ingredient to make the Best Banana Bread Loaf. And what makes this recipe the best is that you can make a cream cheese frosting to go on top of it (if you like). Bananas are such an unpredictable fruit.  When you shop for bananas, you always want to think about how many you need now and how many you’ll need for …

Moist and Easy Carrot Cake on a plate

Incredibly Moist and Easy Carrot Cake

The Best Carrot Cake Hand’s Down This is the most decadent carrot cake made from scratch. If you like carrot cake and cream cheese frosting, you will for sure love this recipe for Moist and Easy Carrot Cake. I know my cake decorating skills need improvement, but what can I say, I’m human and not perfect! And, regardless of how it looks this Easy Carrot Cake tastes delicious. I made …

riso al forno on a plate

Italian Style Rice in the Oven (Riso al Forno)

Rice in the Oven (Riso al Forno) This is not your traditional Risotto.  This is a traditional Italian Style Rice in the Oven or Riso al Forno.  Recipe compliments of my dear mom a passionate and wonderful cook. And while you might think how does one make risotto in the oven, if it can be done, leave it up to an Italian to do it! You can compare this rice …

sfoglia cake on a platter

Homemade Strawberry Sfoglia Cake

Homemade Strawberry Sfoglia Cake If you have ever eaten a Sfoglia Cake, either filled with chantilly cream or a mocha whipped cream, you will love this play on the traditional Sfoglia Cake using a strawberry whipped topping and real strawberries. Now if you don’t have fresh strawberries on hand, you can use frozen if you have them. Amazingly, this  homemade Strawberry Sfoglia cake is made with less than 8 ingredients. …

Quick and Easy Cherry Cream Cheese Strudel 22

Quick and Easy Cherry Cream Cheese Strudel

Cherry Cream Cheese Strudel This week I’m posting something special to share with you all.   A recipe for a Cherry Cream Cheese Strudel.  When I originally started blogging I hadn’t posted many desserts, and this recipe resonates with me now as a quick and simple dessert to make with pre-made ingredients. that are in your pantry.     If you are looking to impress someone special or a guest, look no …

portuguese pastries arranged on a wooden board

Easy Portuguese Pastries

Easy Portuguese Pastries These Easy Portuguese pastries are just like store bought.  Ready in one hour, you won’t be able to resist eating them all. I now understand why my older daughter has always gone gaga over store bought Portuguese pastry tarts. Nevertheless, I made these the other day as dessert for our family Christmas Eve dinner.  And what a hit! Oh, and by the way, they won’t take that …

fall off the bone bbq ribs on foil

4 Step Fall Off the Bone BBQ Ribs

Fall Off the Bone Pork Back Ribs Who can resist Pork Back Ribs in a tangy barbecue sauce that just fall of the bone?  Today I’m sharing with you a recipe for baked Fall Off the Bone BBQ Ribs in 4 easy steps. Now I can’t take credit for this recipe one hundred percent. The idea of putting together this recipe on paper came to me by two of my …

healthy Baked Doughnuts on a baking sheet

Healthy Baked Doughnuts

Homemade Healthy Baked Doughnuts These Healthy Baked Doughnuts are a great option if you want a healthier option to a sinful fried dessert. These Baked Donuts will make you forget that doughnuts were every fried to begin with. I have no other words to use than OMG!  You know that moment you sink your teeth into food and say, wow, I can’t believe I made this, it tastes so good! …