Chocolate Croissants

Who doesn’t love a good croissant now stuff it with chocolate and you are winning. I make these about twice a year, my family and neighbors enjoy receiving a warm chocolate croissant. When I make them I freeze some so I can have them anytime without the work. I place the frozen croissants on a…

A Southern and an Italian

Vinegar I must say you bring me great enjoyment…but have I really known true balsamic vinegar?  The answer is no. One evening my neighbors, Roberto and Flo, invited us into their home. Well let me lay some ground work first. We just moved a couple of months ago and we have been so blessed with…

Homemade Orange Pineapple Sherbet

I grew up with the great privilege of having a grandmother who taught me to make so many things and one of my favorites is, homemade ice cream. Thanks to her I have experimented with so many types, peach, peppermint, banana, chocolate, cherry, strawberry, butter pecan, cookies and cream, salted caramel, and so many more….

Loaded Cornbread

Cornbread, yes! Loaded cornbread, yes, yes, yes! I love a good moist slice of buttermilk cornbread, add sour cream, bacon, cheese, and green onions, I’m in like Flynn 😜 Served with fresh green beans and new potatoes with a slice of tomato and summer just got fun. I love all the fresh veggies and fruits…

Merry Christmas

The following story came to me in a Christmas Card from Joe & Pat Flores and it so moved me. It is the epitome of Christmas, giving, giving our best to one another. I so often hear people complain that Christmas is so commercialized and I can’t afford, etc. but we forget we each have…

Banana Split Cookies

This cookie has all of the ooey-gooey goodness of a banana split, a banana cookie loaded with sweet strawberries and pineapple, melty chocolate, and even a cherry on top! A cookie spin on an ice cream classic! Banana Split Cookies Ingredients: 2 1/4 cup flour 1 tsp baking soda 1 tsp salt 1/2 lb butter,…

Easy Steps for a Healthy Spring!

With the weather clearing and days lengthening, it’s the perfect time to go outside and feel the new energy of spring. Here are a few easy suggestions for creating some new beginnings this spring. Take a two-week break from alcohol, caffeine, sugar or nicotine as a way to cleanse your body. Adjust your diet and…