Category Archives: Ingredients

The Girl Who Loves BBQ Sauce

Last spring, we got to spend a couple days with my step-daughter, Laura Rose. I asked her what she’d like to make in the time we had together. Scones? Chicken strips? Surprisingly, she replied, “Is it hard to make BBQ … Continue reading

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In Search of Fun

What do I do for fun? Unfortunately, I’m not sure. I know it’s fun to be with my granddaughter, Phoebe, especially if she’s having fun. But am I having fun, or am I enjoying watching her have fun? It’s not … Continue reading

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Biscuits with Sundried Tomatoes

Biscuits. So simple. You probably have the ingredients without an extra trip to the store. They go with any meal of the day. Winter-time soups and stews cry out for a biscuit buddy. You can jazz them up with a … Continue reading

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Let’s Make a Date

I came across this recipe when browsing through Food Network’s website during the height of the Christmas cookie baking season. But this is a no-bake cookie made with alternative ingredients to make it less guilt-inducing. I had never made a … Continue reading

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Christmas Muffins

The beginning of something great. Chocolate Candy Cane Muffins. Or so I thought. The title picture of these muffins looks fabulous. They didn’t taste fabulous because I missed the salt and baking soda in the ingredient list of the recipe. … Continue reading

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Just Peachy Peach Cheesecake

If cheesecake is being served, then something special is happening. It’s celebratory and decadent. In 2007 I started a dessert business called Diva Sweets and I sold cheesecake to restaurants and catering companies. Then 2008 happened. So I put baking … Continue reading

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