Triple Chocolate Sundaes (Ultimate Recipe Swap: Valentine’s Day)

Three forms of chocolate, brownie, ice cream, and syrup, come together for a delicious Valentine’s treat. At our house, Valentine’s Day is definitely a family affair. While hubs and I cherish our date nights, we’re not going to pay high prices or beat the crowds to get a table while dining out. Instead, we hunker […]

LA Kings Hockey Birthday Cake (& a Birthday Cake Round-Up)

A Kings birthday cake, whether for an LA Kings Hockey fan or other special guest of honor, is super easy to make with a layer cake and a cardboard crown. I am not a big fan of purple. I’ll admit it. But, I couldn’t very well serve a black cake to my LA KINGS hockey […]

Raclette (Ultimate Recipe Swap: Cheese)

Head’s up! If you make a purchase through the Amazon links in this post, I do receive a small percentage of the sale. Years ago, almost twenty to be exact, I was une jeune fille americaine living in France. I left the States speaking horrific French, but not caring. It had been a lifelong dream […]

Winter Squash: Ultimate Recipe Swap

Today on Ultimate Recipe Swap we’re sharing recipes that feature winter squash. Apparently, I have a lot of that! Squash, that is. For weeks and weeks now, our produce box has included at least one or two squash: acorn, butternut, spaghetti, and even kabocha. And I’ve been stockpiling them in the pantry, roasting one or […]

When Life Hands You Lemons (Ultimate Recipe Swap: Citrus Fruit)

When life hands you lemons (or any kind of citrus), zest ‘em, juice ‘em, make all kinds of good things with ‘em. Today we’re sharing recipes that feature citrus fruits. Once upon a time, I grew up in a fairytale castle with a golden tree growing in the backyard…. Ok, so it wasn’t a castle, […]

Chocolate Cheesecake Muffins (Ultimate Recipe Swap: Chocolate)

A homemade baking mix gets jazzed up with two forms of chocolate and a cheesecake like topping. Delicious and easy to pull together! As you may know, we’re in the midst of a Pantry Challenge over here. While I’ve not completely sworn off grocery shopping this month, I am “shopping my closet” as it were […]

Make Something Easy and Delicious (URS: New Year’s Feasting)

Serving simple appetizers is a great way to ring in the New Year without a lot of fuss. Once upon a time, I tried to create fancy spreads for holiday meals. Roast leg of lamb on Easter, roast turkey on Thanksgiving, prime rib of beef on Christmas. What took days to plan and hours to […]

Cranberry Christmas Bread or Wanna Be Panettone (URS: Christmas)

Homemade Christmas bread, full of cranberries and baked in a paper pan is reminiscent of store bought panettone, but the dough features whole wheat pastry flour and is prepared in a bread machine. I was first introduced to panettone the year I lived in France almost twenty years ago. My French family lived in the […]