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

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

Chocolate Brownie Oatmeal Cookies – Cookie Carnival

I am really happy that Tami of Tami’s Kitchen Table Talk, selected this Chocolate Brownie Oatmeal Cookie recipe from Quaker Oats as one of the March “Cookie Carnival” recipes because I found a great new cookie recipe! Click the picture below to visit where she posts the monthly round-ups. I made these cookies twice, the … Continue reading

Thanksgiving Turkey Cheese Ball

This year I was asked to bring an appetizer to one of our family Thanksgiving gatherings. I came across this cute idea for a Turkey Cheese Ball on the Taste of Home website. I had planned to use the same design as the Taste of Home version. I went to the grocery store to purchase … Continue reading

Chocolate Cookie Pound Cupcakes – Little Sister’s Senior Night

I am beyond behind in posting this… I actually made this for my sister back in the first week of October! I had planned to put this up when her team played one of their post-season games. Unfortunately, their games days slipped by and I missed my chances to do that. Even though the high … Continue reading

Cheesecake “Truffles”

More than a year ago I was asked to make cheesecake truffles for a wedding on November 13 – I’m also making the cupcakes and small cakes so watch for those posts next week. I always use the same base truffle recipe and I add flavoring oils to get the flavor requested. I have made … Continue reading

Oreo Swirl Brownie Bars – 12 Weeks of Christmas

Yesterday Mr. Swan and I were discussing Christmas… He said, “I know it’s still far away, but it always comes so fast.” I said, “Yes, it’s 10 weeks away”. He replied, “Wow! Not like you’re counting down or anything…!!” I laughed and reminded him of how I am participating in the “12 Weeks of Christmas” … Continue reading