Category Archives: Desserts


Buche de Noel – a classic dessert also provides family-fun activity

This classic Christmas dessert is a tradition in France. Evidently Napoleon believed cold air caused illnesses and ordered that all chimneys in Paris be closed in the winter. This eliminated the french tradition of gathering around an actual Yule Log … Continue reading

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Stuffed Strawberries

So many fresh, irresistible berries are in season now, don’t you just love summer!  I’ve been berry picking a few times this year and am thrilled when friends have also shared some of their bumper crop.  Thank goodness they shared…my little strawberry … Continue reading

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Orange Cream Flan

Cinco de Mayo will soon be here.  I’m planning a Mexican inspired menu to celebrate and thought flan would be perfect for dessert!  Though the ancient Romans are credited with having created flan, the Spanish popularized this sweet custard style … Continue reading

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Coco-mocha Cookies—Easter nest cookie treats with coconut oil, chocolate, and macadamia nuts!

Many moons ago, just before Easter, I was born.  It was one of the few times in my life that I was exceptionally early (6 weeks to be exact).  I came home from the hospital just before Easter Sunday. Since … Continue reading

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Strawberry Angel Food Cake

Family recipes are some of the very best you can have. Not only are they normally tried and true, but they often come with precious memories attached.  I have many recipes that I treasure, especially from my grandmothers. For as … Continue reading

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