Homemade Graham Crackers

Since its the time of year for making memories with gingerbread houses, I’m sharing an excellent recipe for homemade graham crackers.  This dough is so versatile and easy to shape into walls and roof pieces to make the perfect gingerbread house of any size.  Merry Christmas! So, what did I do with those soft, sweet, […]

Chocolate Dipped Strawberry CUPCAKE

My mom loved strawberries.  I can remember a fresh bowl of berries being a staple on the counter next to the sink all summer long.  Her favorite was to slice them, sprinkle with sugar, and let them sit a while to make their own syrup.  Yum!  Oh how things changed when we found out how […]

Velvety Chocolate Mousse

I had some heavy cream left over from making caramels and wanted to put it to good use.  Oh, this is DEFINITELY what I call, “good use”!  It’s about as simple as it gets but oh so delicious. Velvety Chocolate Mousse 1 cup Heavy Cream 3 oz Semisweet Chocolate, chopped 2 T Confectioners’ Sugar 1/2 […]

Maryland Food

Phew!  I’ve been waiting for several years to make a trip back to Maryland in the summertime.  There’s a lot I love about Texas and will probably never move back to Maryland …. BUT … I sure do miss my Maryland crabs.  I was so excited when the opportunity arose for a quick trip and […]

Coconut, Pumpkin, and Chocolate Chips!

I’ve been trying to use up some ingredients in my pantry.  I found some pumpkin and coconut and thought, “there has to be something I can do with both of these”.  It turns out – there is!  I found this great recipe for pumpkin coconut muffins.  The sugar on top was my idea (and ended up […]

Perfect Chocolate Cake Recipe

As a chocoholic, I have great appreciation for a really gooood chocolate cake.  It’s so easy to make a boring, dry chocolate cake.  So, I’m always on the hunt for a great recipe. I like to take a base recipe and then adjust some of the ingredients to suit my tastes.  My chocolate cake needs to […]