Wicked Witch Popcorn Snack Mix

I was sort of excited when I came up with the idea to make some little, edible witch hats from Bugles and candy melts. I knew they would be a very fun add-in to a Halloween snack mix, so created a wicked witch themed snack just so I could feature them:) I rummaged through my … Read more

Checkerboard Spider Cake

I was all set to make a checkerboard candy corn cake in white, yellow and orange (of course!), but changed direction at the last minute. I wanted to make a cute spider.  Mind you, I do not like spiders, so all the more reason to personify one by giving it a sweet face and friendly … Read more

Ribbon Rose Cookies {For Mom}

 May is a significant month for me.  Of course it’s the month we celebrate Mother’s Day;  I celebrated my first official Mother’s Day only four days after giving birth.    Five years later it was the month that my own mother left this earth. May is also the month that my oldest sister, a sweet … Read more

Petit Fours

I have wanted to make petit fours for a long time! I have always liked their small size and their prettiness:) I just liked the looks of them. So…recently I came upon a recipe for them in Family Fun magazine when I wasn’t really looking for one. Instead of store-bought pound cake I used a … Read more

American Flag Cake & Smash Cake

If you read my blog regularly, you may remember that last year three new grandchildren (Addy, Max and Josh) joined our family:)  Only two of our eight grandchildren live locally, so I don’t often get to bake birthday cakes for any of them:( One of the two, Max, was born on the 4th of July, … Read more

Apple Pie Wedge Cookies

I was so happy when my sweet friend, Bridget, of Bake at 350,  invited me to participate in a wonderful project, #GiveAFriendACookie, sponsored by Imperial Sugar.  This year has had more than its share of disasters, giving everyone the opportunity to reach out and help in a myriad of ways, including volunteering or donating money.  … Read more

Sugar Cookie Truffles

Well, Christmas is over, the house is again empty, and I have a bit of the blues.  This is usual for when all the kids scatter to their separate states(well, one out of the three states is ours, and they live 1/2 hour away, thank goodness), and I reflect on the expectations that I didn’t … Read more

Chocolate Snowballs aka Austrian Chocolate Balls


Austrian chocolate balls. I’ve been on a bite-size treat kick lately, but I can’t help myself.  This is my own variation of a cookie recipe that was included in the magazine “holiday with matthew mead”. This recipe caught my attention because it reminded me of the other non-chocolate snowball cookie(called by many different names).  It … Read more