Pumpkin Pie Pops and Sunflowers

Well, even though it’s not technically fall yet, I can’t help but usher it in as soon as September hits.  It just feels fallish. To celebrate the season, I thought I would try my hand at making Pumpkin Pie Pops🙂  I’ve seen pie pops all around the blogosphere and fell in love with them immediately:) … Read more


I can’t believe I  finally figured out how to do a collage (Thanks to a great tutorial by Cheryl of Tidymom contributing on Beautiful Blog Designs), and retrieve it! It proves that  you can teach an old grandma new tricks! Ha ha! Unfortunately,  I didn’t have a cute model available as I did here for … Read more

Cinnamon Rolls

I have been wanting to make some of our favorite cinnamon rolls for quite awhile.  Sunday morning was a good time to do so since we had some family here to watch our semi-annual church conference (on television) together. Otherwise this batch of cinnamon rolls could have been a problem:) We love these cinnamon rolls. … Read more

Strawberry~Rose Cupcakes

My mom has been gone for 25 years this month, and I wanted to bake something special to celebrate her in some way.  I found this recipe in Sunset magazine (April 2011) and knew I had found the perfect treat.  Perfect because my mom’s name was Rose🙂 The recipe calls for rose water in both the … Read more

Sparkling Candy Corn Cookies

Well, I actually made these cookies for Halloween, but we all know that candy corn plays a role in the Thanksgiving celebration, since corn was part of the first Thanksgiving meal🙂  I just “happened” upon this recipe jumping around the internet and landing on the Land O’ Lakes website.  The little gems were featured in … Read more

Chocolate~Dipped Cheesecake Bars

Do you want an easy, decadent dessert that is sure to elicit ooooohs and aaaaaahs from friends and family? If  the answer is “Yes”, then you’ve come to the right place, my friend!  Food Network magazine (July/August 2011) mentioned a place (un-named) in California that serves chocolate-dipped cheesecake and I knew immediately that I would be making … Read more