Cappuccino Fudge

Cappuccino Fudge

Many things signal the start of the holidays around the world, but all we have to do here at our house is see the arrival of the very first white swan or two in late November. Once we see the start of these magnificent beauties arriving, it not only sets our holiday season in motion [...]

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My Apple Pie

My Apple Pie

So the weather has cooled and autumn is well underway. The lake out front has chilled and dramatically quieted down with just a sprinkling of boaters trying to squeak out the last remaining days of limited warmth. This time of year marks the beginning of baking season and comfort food to many. One of the [...]

Red Velvet Cheesecake

Red Velvet Cheesecake

When I was having dinner (and a wonderful time) with my oldest son, Andrew, a couple of weeks ago in St. Louis, we were discussing where to have dinner the following night...(see a familial pattern?)...and Andrew started talking about an amazing cheesecake at The Cheesecake Factory he had had the other day, which was their [...]

Berry Berry Streusel Bars

Berry Berry Streusel Bars

  You know how sometimes you fool yourself into thinking something's better than it is, simply because you want it to be? Or when you prefer to have "less than," rather than none at all? You know...you settle. This applies of course to many aspects of life, but for the sake of an innocent Mitts [...]