It seems that there are two types of people in the kitchen, those who prefer cooking and those who prefer baking.  I am one who prefers crafting a great meal that is hearty and satisfying, to the patience and precision pastry work requires. Don't get me wrong, I certainly enjoy eating dessert.  And a celebratory feast doesn't feel complete without a sweet finish.  I just prefer putting the bulk of my efforts into the main [...]

By | July 27th, 2017|Categories: Featured, Recipes|Tags: , |0 Comments


Thank you Kristen Raney for bringing these amazing cookies to bible study on Monday night!  They were slightly crispy on the edges, moist and chewy on the inside, and satisfied our sweet and salty treat cravings. What seems impossible to believe is that these delicious homemade cookies only require 4 ingredients, and a fraction of the time needed to create most desserts. This is my new favorite treat to make for unexpected guests, gluten-free friends, [...]

By | May 6th, 2016|Categories: Recipes|Tags: |0 Comments


LEMON CUPCAKES WITH LAVENDER FROSTING, serves 12 These are the best homemade cupcakes I have every made!  Seriously.  I slightly adapted this recipe from a guest post on The Pioneer Woman's blog.  If you like citrus or lavender you'll love these cupcakes.  If you like both, they're a little taste of heaven. I recently made 4 dozen of these cupcakes for an engagement party.  You can read more about that here.  To make such a [...]

By | April 28th, 2016|Categories: Recipes|Tags: |0 Comments


This is my go-to pie recipe, because it meets the same criteria as my other "go-to" recipes: easy and quick to make. beautiful to present. delicious to eat. I have prepared this pie as a wonderful ending to a holiday meal, a unique entry in a church pie auction, and as homemade dessert for weeknight company. The addition of chocolate to a simple pecan pie recipe is brilliant. I found this pie recipe years ago [...]

By | April 24th, 2015|Categories: Recipes|Tags: |0 Comments