Kristina’s Poor Man’s Pie (Oatmeal Pie)

Some call this a Poor Man’s Pie as I guess once upon a time this is what you would make if you didn’t have the cash to buy pecans for pecan pie.  THIS is Oatmeal Pie.  While on the run for work I used to stop in at a restaurant once in a while that […]

Chocolate Thinny Mint Cookies

These Chocolate Thinny Mint Cookies are a favorite at our house.  These are a homemade spin off the scouts mint cookies.  These chocolate mint cookies are easy to prepare though they do require a bit of time to chill in the refrigerator before baking.  The photo shows two different ways to prepare these based on […]

Frost on the Pumpkin Cookies

I made these cookies a few weeks ago and my testers gave them a “thumbs up.”  We have gotten feedback from a follower in Texas that not everyone likes nuts. With that in mind, we made half “homeboy” style (which simply means without nuts) – and made the other half with a sprinkle of pecans […]

Mom’s Chocolate Surprise Cupcakes

It used to be that your Mom could send a homemade treat to school to share with the class on your birthday. This was a great thing as it created a bit of friendly competition between the Moms and kids for which Mom made the best treat.  Today, the schools have taken all the fun […]

Mom’s Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

So last summer I get a call from my Mom who invites us over to experiment with her newest kitchen gadget – a Cuisinart Frozen Yogurt, Ice Cream and Sorbet Maker.  This recipe for Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream is the first one we tried.  Of course I left her house later that day and […]

4th of July Mini Berry Pies

I made these for the first time last year thinking these little red white and blue berry pies would be a hit for the kids who were coming to our 4th of July celebration – and of course they were.  These individual mini pies are SO EASY yet look very cute.  Couple that with being […]

Homemade Toasted Coconut Ice Cream with Grilled Spiced Pineapple

Summer is all about homemade ice cream!  This is a great dessert to serve after pulling Smoked Pork Chops or Blackened Ham Steak from the grill.  This Homemade Toasted Coconut Ice Cream is from my Grandmother’s recipe box and is more like a freezer dessert since it does not require the use of an ice […]

Perfect Peanut Butter Pie

Here is another great recipe from those Naughty Nurses (Naughty Nurses BBQ out of Winfield, KS).  Below is what Greg shared about this recipe….. In Kansas City Barbecue Society (KCBS) competitions, the entries are scored on 3 categories: appearance, taste and tenderness/texture. The highest score attainable is 180. Achieving that “perfect” score is a goal […]

Pink Almond Party Cake

My Mom has “Super Powers.” These Super Powers make it very hard to live up to her example. So, one Super Power is that she would make great birthday cakes when I was a kid. I remember she made me a teddy bear cake and another time a ladybug cake. Super Power! This is something […]

Lemon Buttermilk Pie with Honeyed Strawberries

If you have never made a Buttermilk Pie and are looking for a new dessert to make for your Easter Dinner – give this recipe from Anderson Erickson Dairy a try!  I made this a couple weeks ago for a special dinner with family and a few guests and everyone liked this pie.  This is very easy and unique!  The […]