Watermelon Cookies!

Watermelon Cookies!

Oh, have I been having fun. I was browsing online last night, submersed in the big-wide-world of recipes as I do, and I happened upon this darling recipe for Watermelon Cookies. I got so excited that after copying and pasting, I closed my browser and called it a night. I couldn't focus on anything else as [...]

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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 [...]