We live near a beautiful state park and hiked to our favorite spot today. It’s also blueberry season and we were picking blueberries for hours. Our spot was right near the water (that is where all the blueberry bushes are. Oh, and did I mention that Abner HATES WATER!!) But… something changed in Miss Abner today.… Continue reading Wild Blueberry Crumb Tart
My family and I love sangria! We are always experimenting with different flavors and fruits that are in season to see what we come up with. I mean, you can’t really mess it up- it’s so easy. We made a really good one today that’s perfect for the summer time! When you here someone… Continue reading Summer Sangria
Cannolis=delicious!!! I love them!! I especially love the cannoli cream. Fresh ricotta cheese (check out my first blog post on how to make homemade ricotta!) that’s just a little sweet with a bunch of chocolate chips…..so good. I can eat it by the spoonful- that’s something I’ve done multiple times 😏. The idea for this… Continue reading Cannoli Dip
*WARNING* This is not a food post!! I’m a little obsessed with Abner, as you can tell. I mean, she’s like my first born child so naturally I’m a little bit of a crazy dog mom (hopefully there are others out there like me!😛). Anyways, I’ve been wanting a really nice camera for awhile now,… Continue reading Abner’s Photoshoot
I love bread and I am sure most people will agree with me. In school, I took many breads classes. One of them even started at 4 A.M…. We were responsible for making all of the bread for the restaurants at the school. There was a lot of prep that went into bread making. And… Continue reading Easy Crusty Bread
I absolutely love the warm weather and summertime. I cannot get enough of the beach, pina coladas, fruits and vegetables from the garden and hanging out by the pool. But, I do have to admit that there’s something about autumn. Even though I’m not a fan of the cooler weather, I love the coziness this… Continue reading Rustic Apple Tart
How adorable are these frog cupcakes!? My mom is a Pre-K teacher and this year’s theme is all about frogs. I have to say, I’m proud of my mom for pulling off over 60 cupcakes decorated like this!! They are so easy to make and do not require many ingredients. You will need: Cupcakes … Continue reading First Day of School Cupcakes
This is one of my favorite desserts! Blueberries are one of my favorite berries to bake with and you can’t go wrong with flaky tart dough, blueberries and whipped cream. Oh, and Abner absolutely loves blueberries! And whipped cream….if she’s lucky enough to get a taste. After doing some research, I found out that there… Continue reading Mini Blueberry Kuchen
Hello again! It has been a long time! Currently, my website is under construction. As you can see, I have changed the name of my blog and I have a new addition who is going to be involved in my blogging. Abner Banks is my fun and happy Rhodesian Ridgeback who is going to be… Continue reading I am back!
This weekend we are attending a friend’s wedding and I was asked to make my famous Chocolate Raspberry Tart for the reception. This tart is a favorite by anyone who takes a bite! The first layer is a chocolaty wafer crust that has fresh raspberries (or frozen, thawed and strained) covering the bottom of the… Continue reading Chocolate Raspberry Tart-for 100 people!