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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

Bacon Peanut Brittle!

Bacon Peanut Brittle!

Just when you thought the buttery crunch of Peanut Brittle couldn’t get better, it does. Just add bacon! 😉 Last week I received an email from Sur La Table with their latest class offerings. My attention was immediately caught, “Everything’s Better with Bacon”, how could one not agree!? Without a second thought, I signed up for the class. … 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

Honeyed Apricot (Peach) Marshmallows!

Honeyed Apricot (Peach) Marshmallows!

I recently received a request for the Honeyed Apricot Marshmallow recipe from my “Marshmallow Madness!” cookbook. I’ve been dying to make these marshmallows, but have gotten so caught up in other things that I kind of forgot about them.  We all need to slow down. Stop and smell the roses. Appreciate the little things. Take … 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

Peanut Butter Brownie Cupcakes!!

Peanut Butter Brownie Cupcakes!!

Who loves peanut butter and chocolate??? Raising my hand high, I DO!! I DO!!! 🙂 With 4th of July upon us, many are preparing for BBQ’s, pool parties, picnics and family outings to celebrate.  If you’re looking for a delicious twist on an old-time American classic, the brownie, give these heavenly confections a try!  These … Continue reading