Strawberry-Rhubarb Upside-Down Cake

Spring is in the air and the perfect time to get strawberries and rhubarb together.  This combination goes well together and has been enjoyed in homes for years, no decades.  🙂   This Strawberry-Rhubarb Upside-Down Cake caught my eye in the New York Times and thought I'd give it a try.  So glad I did... Continue Reading →

Morning Glory Muffins

After having so much fun and success with Rosie Daykin's 'Butter Celebrates' cookbook, I decided to buy her first cookbook, 'Butter Baked Goods', and try it out.  Morning Glory Muffins were the first on my list of things to make.  They turned out well and they freeze well too.   The recipe says it makes... Continue Reading →

Chewy Bars

This recipe dates back to high school and was given to me by a friend.  I made Chewy Bars the other day to take to my brother and he loved them.  They bring sweet memories, and continue to be enjoyed by family and friends.  My husband and in-laws also gave them a thumbs-up.  Give them... Continue Reading →

Ginger Snaps

Ever since trying Laura Bush's Cowboy Cookies, I've been curious about Tipper Gore's Ginger Snaps.  You may remember from my March 6th Sweet Kitchen post the two ladies participated in a "Presidential Cookie Race" back in 2000.  These ginger snaps may not have come in first place but they scored high with Scott and me... Continue Reading →

Strawberry Pavlova

We have a wonderful friend from New Zealand and when she comes to visit, she sometimes brings a pavlova for dessert.  A popular dessert in New Zealand and Australia, hers has been a favorable introduction to this dessert.  It's also a great springtime dessert and with strawberries just coming into season, I thought it would... Continue Reading →

Cowboy Cookies

I was introduced to Cowboy Cookies several years ago by browsing through the New York Times recipes, and I'm glad I stumbled upon it because I have enjoyed it ever since.  The Cowboy Cookie recipe come from Laura Bush - it was her submission in a Family Circle magazine cookie contest back in 2000, against... Continue Reading →

Roasted Root Vegetable Soup

I love roasted vegetables and I love soup so this recipe really grabbed my interest.  Plus, Scott and I have been trying to avoid cream in soups - this recipe seemed like a good fit in more ways than one.  (There's no cream in this soup!)  My sister-in-law, Jacqueline, shared it with me after taking... Continue Reading →

Chicken Salsa Verde

This recipe has a few ingredients and tastes fabulous.  I love this slow cooker dish as a snack or meal.  I was introduced to Chicken Salsa Verde by my sister-in-law, Jacqueline.  We gathered at my brother-in-law's home for the Super Bowl one year and she brought this dish to share.  It was so good that... Continue Reading →

Chunky Chili

I love a good chili and this recipe is sure to please.  It makes 16 servings so enough to share with others or freeze.  With the Super Bowl coming up, I'd share one of our favorite chili recipes.  This recipe was given to me by a dear friend, Eloise Pollock.  She had us over for... Continue Reading →

Shrimp Scampi Zoodles

In my last post, I mentioned Shrimp Scampi Zoodles.  Here they are and they are just as good as I remembered.  This is another easy zoodle recipe and it tastes great too, particularly if you like shrimp scampi.  Like the Kung Pao Chicken Zoodle recipe, this recipe comes from Skinnytaste.  Enjoy! Shrimp Scampi Zoodles 2... Continue Reading →

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