Cinnamon Spiced Butter Pecan Cookies – 12 Weeks of Christmas Cookies

UPDATE 10/7/2011: I was THRILLED to see the  CSI Project challenge theme for the week “Fall Food”! How amazing is that?! Click here to see all of the delicious challenge entries! Uhh-mazing! These easy Cinnamon Spiced Butter Pecan Cookies scream fall to me, but they are different than the traditional Apple and Pumpkin recipes that … Continue reading

Barbeque Chicken Pizza Pockets

You may remember me describing the Secret Recipe Club in my last post with the group for this Caramelized Onion Dip? The group has grown to now include SO many members that the club now has a website, a three separate groups of bloggers posting on three separate dates throughout the month! Unbelievable how quickly … Continue reading

No Knead Honey Wheat Bread

Yesterday I received an e-mail from Amanda of Amanda’s Cookin’. She was looking for volunteers to participate in a “special project” for this afternoon’s post. Not knowing what was in store, I told her I would participate. As you may remember, she was the brains behind the Secret Recipe Club that she started a few … Continue reading

Caramelized Onion Dip

For this month’s edition of the Secret Recipe Club I was assigned to the Authentic Suburban Gourmet blog. Lisa, born and raised in the San Fransisco Bay area, is the author of the blog. The first thing I did was scope out her “About/Contact” page where I quickly came across this sentence: “I have an … Continue reading

Complete Kitchen Makeover

I LOVE my new kitchen and I’m so proud of the time and work we put into our home to update it from the way it was when we purchased it. You can imagine my excitement when I first saw this week’s theme on The CSI (Create Something Inspiring) Project website is Kitchen Makeovers! Not … Continue reading

Easy & Elegant – Double Chocolate Ice Cream Waffle CupCakes

For the past two years I have participated in the Ice Cream Cupcake Contest. Remember my Rich Red Regale for 2010? Or what about my Frozen Raspberry Truffle Cupcakes from 2009? Well, it wasn’t until yesterday that I realized June 15th was the deadline to enter the 2011 contest! How did I miss that?! Although … Continue reading

Strawberry Yogurt Cheesecake with Dense Eggless Brownie Crust

It’s that time again, another round of the Secret Recipe Club! Amanda of Amanda’s Cookin’ came up with the idea earlier this year. She maintains the list of participants and assigns the recipes. The “club” is open to anyone with a food blog. Click here to fill out the form to participate in the future! … Continue reading

May Cookie Carnival Round-Up

The first week of June has arrived, meaning it’s time for the May Cookie Carnival Round-Up! This idea was started by Tami of Tami’s Kitchen Table Talk. She normally chooses the cookies each month and posts the round-up of pictures and links to those who participated. This month she so kindly asked if I would … Continue reading