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Pretzel Turtles!

Pretzel Turtles!

As promised I did a little holiday baking this afternoon (if you can consider using the oven for 3 minutes, baking!), and now it’s time to share… Pretzel Turtles!!  Inspiration and recipe courtesy blogger Chew Out Loud, these little delights were so incredibly easy to prepare. Few ingredients, simple steps and delicious results! How could … Continue reading

Pumpkin Pie & Bourbon Whip Cream!

Pumpkin Pie & Bourbon Whip Cream!

The holiday season is upon us! The stores would have you believe it’s been here for the last few months with Christmas decor on full display since before Halloween! But with Thanksgiving right around the corner, the holidays really are here.  First holiday up, Thanksgiving! And what dessert traditionally graces Thanksgiving tables across the states? Pumpkin Pie! … Continue reading

Memories Over Chocolate Cream Pie!

Memories Over Chocolate Cream Pie!

Memories are a funny thing.  Two people can share the exact same moment , yet what you take away from it and what memories you’re left with can be totally different from what the other person comes away with.  Why is that?  Do memories get embellished over time as the intricate details are forgotten so new ones are … Continue reading

Saying Farewell with Lemon Meringue Pie!

Saying Farewell with Lemon Meringue Pie!

This afternoon we honored and celebrated the life of my Uncle George. J. George Coons was a resident of Richmond, California and a native of Oakland, California. George passed away peacefully in his sleep at age 91 on August 16th, 2012. Born to Albert and Virginia (DeCoursey) Coons, George retired from Alameda Naval Air Station … Continue reading

Calzones!!

Calzones!!

I’ve been helping my mom clean-up a family members home who is declining in health the last month or two.  Funny, it feels like we’ve been at this for years when in reality, it hasn’t been that long.  *Sigh*  It’s not a fun chore. The house is a disaster zone and hasn’t been cleaned in years. YEARS! … Continue reading

Chocolate Cake ~ Part II

Chocolate Cake ~ Part II

Due to popular demand, I’ve been given the go ahead to share the recipe from my previous post, Chocolate Cake! Trust me when I say this is a must  try!! Seriously. And quite honestly, this recipe is too easy and over-the-top delicious, not to try! Go thru your cupboards and throw away any boxed chocolate cake mixes … Continue reading

Chocolate Cake!

Chocolate Cake!

Who doesn’t love a good, homemade chocolate cake!?  🙂 I’ve mentioned it before, but its worth mentioning again… I have come in contact with some of the most amazing people on Instagram. People that I’d probably not cross paths with otherwise for many of them live several hundred miles away. It’s truly amazing how social media … Continue reading

Tis’ the season for S’Mores Cupcakes!

Tis’ the season for S’Mores Cupcakes!

When I think of S’Mores, I think of camping. When I think of camping, I think of my last camping trip about 3 years ago. One hot June weekend I went camping at Casini Ranch, about 45 minutes away located on the Russian River.  We had the perfect site. Close to the river, but not on the … Continue reading

Classic Banana Bread

Classic Banana Bread

Isn’t it funny how we tend to want the things we can’t have, the most, and want the things we do have, the least?!  I like to think that typically, I appreciate what I have. What ever that may be. I don’t wait until it’s no longer in reach before I desire it. With one exception. … Continue reading