3 Cheese Mini Macs

These cute and creamy mac & cheese bites are a fun appetizer for a party, but I like to bake them in regular muffin tins for a fun and homemade tv dinner (or more like movie dinner in my house).  American cheese is not something I usually buy, although I do love it on diner cheeseburgers and […]

Chocolate Coffee Toffee Chex™ Mix

My childhood best friend’s mother made the best snack I have probably ever eaten. Puppy Chow. Depending on where you live you might call it Reindeer Food or Muddy Buddies. I suppose the name comes from the idea that it resembles dog food kibbles, but that’s as far as the comparisons go. It’s an extremely […]

Spicy Rosemary Cashews

These nuts are addictive. They make an easy and tasty appetizer, party favor, hostess gift, or holiday treat. I like to have a bowl on the table for game nights with friends. from: Peace Meals makes: 3 1/2 cups 1 pound whole unsalted roasted cashews 2 tablespoons minced fresh rosemary 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper or […]

Gluten-Free Banana Bread

Looking for a moist and delicious banana bread that happens to be free of gluten? Look no further. Yet another gem from my favorite GF cookbook. I love to grab a slice or two for breakfast and have another with my afternoon cup of coffee. The best bananas are black bananas. For maximum flavor, be sure […]

Almond Paste Dates

This quick and easy after dinner treat would make a nice addition to an Oscar party spread (yes the Academy Awards are tonight!). Almond paste stuffed dates may be simple but will delight your senses after one luxurious bite. Dates have a nice caramel-like taste that pairs very well with the orange flower water scented almond paste. I recommend using Medjool dates which are plumper and […]