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I am so glad you are here and welcome to my food blog! I love sharing recipes tried and true, old and new with you. I have been cooking and baking, researching, learning, taking lessons, and loving it all since I was about 12! What good is keeping favorite recipes and techniques all to yourself? I believe in sharing, and I guess that "once a teacher always a teacher" phrase is me! So thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoy the recipes and the little stories that go with them! My husband Bill is the photographer and my biggest food fan and critic! I look forward to answering your questions and comments! :)

  • Chef John’s Pita Bread


        : “No pita bread in the house?  Make some; they are so much better than any you can buy!  So easy to make, too!  The only change I made to the acclaimed Chef John’s recipe from Allrecipes, is I added… Read More ›

  • Cream of Turkey Soup


    “A delicious and very fast soup to make! Leave it plain or add any veggies you wish. In this one pictured I added one 14.5 ounce can of asparagus plus the juice.  Sometimes I might add corn or carrots. But really,… Read More ›

  • Cabbage and Kielbasa Soup


    “Flavorful and delicious kielbasa soup with a small hint of tang and sweet in the broth. We love this soup!  I did a variation of a recipe from Taste of Home, and it’s a winner!  So fast and easy!  You… Read More ›

  • Fruitcake, Light in Color


                                  “As a child, I watched my Aunt Gloria make this delicious fruitcake right after Thanksgiving. I updated her recipe just a bit with a glaze,… Read More ›

  • German Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie Bars


    Southern Living’s Dec. 2017 cover of Cookies and Bars featured this decadent and delicious bar that I knew the chocolate lovers in my family would appreciate!  This is a nice, rich Southern recipe, for sure!  They’re similar to Magic Cookie… Read More ›

  • Wine Biscuits


    “My good friend Donna Marinaccio O’Brien gave me this old world wine biscuit recipe which I think is the best one ever!  Donna is a fantastic cook and baker and has great recipes she has shared with me over the… Read More ›

  • One Bowl Chocolate Cake III


    “You will never make a box cake mix again! Seriously!  From Allrecipes with thousands of views, you have to try this! They also have a video of it.  It must be the boiling water! This is too good and too… Read More ›

  • Emoji Gingerbread Cookies


    “Fun Emoji cookies make everyone crack a smile! Emoji Cookie Cutters are from Pampered Chef. All ages think these are so funny!  I made gingerbread cookies for the fall, but you can make sugar cookies and paint the faces with… Read More ›

  • Easy Banana Chocolate Chip Cake


    Serves: 16 “A very banana-y and chocolate-y Banana Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake! Velvety-smooth with a strong banana taste, it’s so easy to make.. just mix everything together and beat!   Omit the walnuts if you wish. You could sprinkle confectioner’s sugar… Read More ›

  • Loaded Pumpkin Cookies


    “Crispy outsides, chewy insides… success! I finally mastered the pumpkin cookie the way I wanted them! Most pumpkin cookie recipes are delicious, but their texture is soft and cake-like. You have to do certain techniques to get the outside of… Read More ›

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