Memories and healthy recipes for your dinner table.

RECIPES – Treats

Creamy Decadent Cream Cheese Frosting

Cream cheese frosting is so versatile. It is paired perfectly with carrot cake, cookies, quick breads and layer cakes. I found this recipe quite by accident. My mom gave Adelin a Leapster for Christmas. She gave Mason one when he turned four and so as […]

White 2-layer Birthday Cake Recipe

The Target bakery in the Super Target the next town over has the most delicious and moist white cake I have ever eaten. The bakery is our go to for special occasions when we are in need of cupcakes. I am always up for a […]

German Chocolate Cookies

This recipe for German Chocolate Cookies was made with a lot of love especially for my mom. It is chocked full of all her favorites, pecans, chocolate and coconut. And…it is as healthy as a cookie can get and still tastes phenomenal. Each cookie is […]

Cinnamon Apple Tortillas

One day as my friend Kate and I were walking she told me about her mother-n-law’s crispy corn taco shells and how delicious they are. I inquired further. Just fry them in a little oil. That is all. Sounds easy enough. So I tried it […]

Savory Orange Honey Butter

Honey butter is very easy to make and tastes wonderful on everything from corn bread, muffins, french toast and rolls. I thought I would make up a batch for a special holiday breakfast treat. The orange zest is a nice compliment to the salty butter […]

Basic Bread Pudding

Ever wonder what to do with left over bread? Make bread pudding of course! Bread pudding is a lovely addition to a holiday dessert table. Or begin a tradition by serving bread pudding on Christmas Eve with a mug of steamy hot cocoa. Even still […]

School Day Apple Pie

One day this past spring, on the way back to the car after picking Mason up from school, he stopped to admire a great redwood tree standing in a neighboring yard. “Hey, that looks like the tree in the book my teacher read today!” I […]

Pumpkin Pistachio Cannoli

A couple Friday’s ago Stephen brought home a pumpkin muffin with strussel topping. I was gracious for his thoughtfulness. Now, normally a pumpkin muffin would have sounded appetizing but I just was not that interested. You see last year I went pumpkin crazy. I finally […]

Harvest Apple and Cranberry Strudel

Apples and cranberries scream Autumn. Wrap the colorful goodness up in a pastry shell and you have got an apple and cranberry strudel. The warm aroma of cinnamon and apples permeate the house. Take a bite and taste the tart cranberries dancing on your taste […]

Oatmeal Apple Scones

I cannot resist the crunch of a ripe hard juicy apple, it is so satisfying. Apples pair well with just about anything, my favorite a cube of cheddar cheese, mmm tasty. Oatmeal Apple Scones and Chicken Apple Chili are among my favorite uses for apples. […]