Sourdough Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star – no this post is not about a famous children’s song but  is a special tribute post to remember Selma @ Selma’s Table, a special blogging friend from the UK who passed away recently. Many did not know of her struggle, including me, as she maintained her  friendly, outgoing,  caring and thoughtful … Continue reading

Pecan-Bacon Squares A’ La Mode

Happy New Year and best wishes to everyone in 2015!  We had a great time and stayed awake to watch the grand finale of 2014 and the beginning of the New Year 🙂     This was the dessert  I served on New Year’s Eve.   This was like a pecan pie but with a twist, … Continue reading

Family Traditions

Once upon a time a young 17 year old girl made her first gingerbread house.  Yes, I was a senior in high school and that year we had just moved up to Michigan after living in Ohio most of my life.  I saw a recipe for a gingerbread house in a McCall’s Magazine; very simple … Continue reading

Martha’s Vineyard Salad

This is one of my favorite salads with a Raspberry-Maple Dressing.  Since the first time I tried this house salad at the Gandy Dancer in Ann Arbor after I graduated from college,  (my Dad took the family there to celebrate my Bachelors Degree in Education) to the many times I have made this recipe for … Continue reading

Pork Tenderloin with Mango Pineapple Salsa

This yummy recipe comes from a fellow blogger whose site I have been enjoying for some time.  “Enjoy the island flavors of tropical fruits, spices and rum” says Karen@ Back Road Journal.   This immediately caught my eye and after reviewing her recipe I knew I had to make this – it had so many ingredients … Continue reading

Apple Crisp for my 700th Post

Apples, apples and more apples!  My entire family likes apple desserts and I have posted a few such as Gene’s Favorite Apple Pie and an Apple Cheese Crisp.  Some family members do not like cheese or nuts in their apple desserts but they all love apples. This is my 700th post (actually this is 699 – I … Continue reading

King Cake Using Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls

For two years now I have been wanting to make an authentic King Cake.  So, I was not going to let another year go by without doing something.  This idea comes from David Gaus, chef of the Bayou Bakery.  A few dollars for some Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls, colored sugar and of course a “baby” and in … Continue reading

Chateau Aeronautique Winery Lamb Lettuce Wraps

This post is about celebrating Michigan wines and wineries  and a recipe you can make using one of Michigan’s finest products.   This is a “Fiesta” which is a Spanish word that can mean celebration, festival, party, religious holiday, or Angie’s Fiesta Friday #2, a weekly event hosted by The Novice Gardener. Michigan is home to 101 wineries producing more than 1.3 million … Continue reading

Super Bowl XLVIII Sliders

This is my first Fiesta Friday contribution to Angie’s site, The Novice Gardener, but it is actually Super Bowl Sunday.  This is the first time I have joined a “blog party”  but what a fun way to meet other bloggers.  Now, if I can just figure out what I am doing and link up to this fabulous party created … Continue reading