Hawaiian Luau Sundae


What do you serve for a dessert on a warm night after grilling out? How about Hawaiian Luau Sundae. We wanted a dessert to use up some of the bits and pieces hanging around our house. We had bananas that we made into 2 large banana breads, a whole pineapple that needed to be used,…

Bananas Foster French Toast Cassserole


We just got the announcement that my daughter will be going back to college in the fall. They are doing a hybrid of in person classes, on-line classes and some classes will include both. They are not having any breaks from September 2nd to November 20th when they will break for Thanksgiving. After that students…

Lemon Sugar Cookie Bars


My daughter made her first trip away for a few days of crafting with friends. I cannot blame her. She just wants to be out of the house. They have all been trying to do what they can to stay safe and she is EXTRA cautious because she understands what the possibilities are if I…

Buttery Pound Cake


We are in our first week of school being out! Yeah! My son still has some work to finish for his online AP English Composition class and next week he is taking an honors college application writing class but other than that we are done. I say we because he still needs me to keep…

Peach Cobbler ala 1960s & 70s


Day 83 – If you grew up in the 60s or 70s you may have some vague recollection of making all different cobblers with baking mix. I know in my family they were a standard. My mother very rarely made dessert but when she did often it was a cobbler of whatever fruit was in…

Oven S’Mores


Day 76 – Finally the temperatures have turned this week in Michigan. It is still a bit rainy but instead of cold and mud we have lush green trees, green lawns, lots of dandelions and pollen. Everything has that nice pollen yellow sheen over it. So, if you have allergies not a great time but…

Almond Cake


Day 69 – I recently asked for my family to make me an almond cake. They had promised to make me a cake and this is what I really wanted. They did an amazing job! They used this recipe for Almond Cream Cake from Tastes of Lizzie T (click for link to blog post) and…

Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Frosting


Day 62 – We have started making fancier breakfasts on the weekend since the shelter in place started almost 9 weeks ago. It seems like we are taking more time to do the family things (which is good). There are no commutes to jobs and school even if they are working on the weekends. That…

Making a Boxed Cake Mix Taste Homemade


Day 41 – If you follow¬† this blog you will see I am not a big baker. I love to cook because you can mix everything together make it taste good and it works. With baking you have to have to be much more exact in how it is created because the science to make…

Gooey Butter Cake


Day 20 – Another gray day. At least it is slightly warmer today. The gray 30 degree days need to end, now. We are making dessert just about every day right now. We never used to have dessert before this shelter-in-place started. I think the whole emotional toll has made us crave carbs. Oh, wait….

Chocolate Cheesecake Brownies


Day 13 is not so bad. I have been reading from others that have already gone through this in other places in the world that the first two weeks are definitely the hardest to adjust to. We all had a mini meltdown last night with short fuses all around. All it took was the wrong…

Buttermilk Chocolate Cake


I love chocolate cake! It is probably my number one dessert. Now, I am NOT a big dessert person but if I am I want a stick to your fork, creamy, smooth chocolate cake. This recipe is one that has been changed because I didn’t have all the ingredients of another cake recipe. Making changes…