Desserts


Summertime, and the Learning is Fun in the Kitchen! I have been blogging very little lately as I have been very busy!!  I am teaching children to cook this summer. It’s been a learning experience for me too. Each week for the past 6 weeks, groups of young, excited students […]

Cooking with Children



The strawberries are on in Happy Valley and I have two delicious recipes for you to try! Easy (No Churning) Strawberry Ice Cream   This recipe seems to be making it’s way around the internet. I was doubtful if it would work, but I had a can of sweetened condensed […]

Strawberry Season



For Easter this year, I decided that my children would enjoy cookies instead of traditional Easter candy (yes, they are grown up children)! I found two great recipes that really made them happy.  The first, Rocky Road Brownie Bites, was the most loved.  A traditional brownie, the size of a […]

Cookies Instead of Candy



  Make some cookies for your Valentine!!  Not just any old sugar cookies, but special cookies! Martha Stewart’s Sandwich Cookies, filled with your favorite jam or melted chocolate will make your valentine feel fine!! These cookies look like they are difficult to make, but they are not—-the dough is made […]

Valentine’s Cookies



We are heading in to the happy season!! The season of giving and getting treats. Did you know that studies show that “scratch desserts are better for your waistline than ho-hum packaged versions.” By baking cookies, cakes and other goodies yourself, you can eliminate the artificial ingredients and all the […]

Holiday Cookies


The color orange.  It’s everywhere!  The trees, flowers, those large gourds on our porches! And this will continue through Thanksgiving! With Halloween fast approaching, I thought I would re-post one of our family’s favorite fall cookies; it’s orange too–Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies. These cookies are easy to make and travel […]

The season of orange!!




Fall is here and I want to start baking!!  Everything in the summer is so fresh, you just want to eat it that way…as well as not heating up your home by turning on the oven. But when fall arrives, I want the oven on, baking delicious food that fills […]

Baking with Apples


A post from 2013, and although the rains may not have been plentiful this year, the zucchini certainly is………… Our family loves to garden…well, maybe not the weeding part, but when spring comes after a LOOOONG winter, it feels great to get some dirt under our fingernails and plant seeds […]

Chocolate Zucchini Pound Cake