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Waffeled Churros–Gluten-Free and Delicious!

Churros are those crispy Mexican pastries.  Often sold by street vendors in Mexico, they are delicious covered in a sprinkle of cinnamon and sugar.  I haven’t had them in quite a few years, but I do remember how good they were.  Since we don’t go to Mexico often, I decided to try this recipe.  My […]

Baked Chocolate Donuts with Peanut Butter Frosting

It’s Easter Monday and the kids are home for the day.  What better way to start the day that with homemade donuts!  These are quick and easy and they only make about 8 donuts–nothing to have left over.  I had the help of the younger boys so they chose the peanut butter frosting, and, of […]

Pistachio Cake made with Baking Mix

This is definitely a Springtime dessert.  Rich, sweet and so easy to make.  And it serves a lot of people, too.  In fact, I made this cake in a 9-inch round spring form pan, but you could make this in a 9 X 13-inch baking dish too’  Either works well and serves 10 to 12 […]

Almond Shortbread Cups–filled with Lemon Curd

These were an item on a tea tray at an event I attended in February.  Oh, so tasty!  I decided to try to find a recipe to recreate these treats.  As luck would have it, the tea company posted some of their best recipes a couple of weeks later and I got to use the […]

Hot Cross Buns–Easy & Gluten-Free!

Easter is almost here!  I worked on this recipe in honor of my father.  He loved hot cross buns.  As a kid I couldn’t figure it out–they weren’t really sweet.  And I associated Easter with candy, just like Halloween and Christmas.  One day I asked him about hot crossed buns–why were they such a treat […]

Melted Ice Cream Bread

It’s not often that I run across a recipe that I have never heard of before!  I like to read cookbooks.  I cook or bake almost every day.  I don’t remember where I first saw this recipe but it was just recently.  Then I saw melted ice cream recipes everywhere!  Someone or something was telling […]

Impossible Bacon Pie made with Baking Mix–Yum!

Bacon is used in all the British Isles for main dishes that are quick and tasty.  This recipe sure fills that bill, plus it is savory with only a handful of ingredients.  The British use various cheddar cheeses in this recipe, the Irish often use a Swiss-like cheese, called Gabriel, in savory pie recipes like […]

Savory Walnut Scones–Very Irish!

Saint Patrick’s Day is almost here!  I have some Irish ancestors and I enjoy the occasional Guinness.  Plus, I know a lot about the British Isles as I studied their history in college as a personal interest.  I figured that if we could understand what caused the blight on potatoes in the 1840’s, perhaps the […]

Hot Milk Sponge Cake

This is a really old recipe that I found at the bottom of my recipe box.  I think my mother used to make this in the summer when we had fresh strawberries for Sunday dessert.  I have really fond memories of this cake.  I remember that I started baking by using mixes, but soon “graduated” […]

Chocolate and Peanut Butter Cookies–like Tagalongs

Girl Scout cookies are everywhere this week.  I grew up loving them just like everyone else.  As a mother I understand that the girls are learning how to deal with people, present a sales pitch and learn some self-confidence.  I usually but a few boxes and donate them to our food pantry.  Then I make […]