Candy Corn Krispie Treats

Halloween, not exactly one of my favorite holidays. It never has been. Well, except for the flood of fun-sized packets of Skittles, Starbursts and Sweetarts. Yes, I have a very real addiction to fruity-flavored confections that begin with an S. There are a couple of other things that I really love about this time of…

peanut butter and cinnamon cookies

Truth be told, and why shouldn’t it be, I’m not such a fan of peanut butter. Maybe it’s a texture thing, I don’t know. It’s crazy, because I love peanuts. I could polish off one of those huge jars of Planter’s Roasted Peanuts during a single episode of Raising Hope.  And that’s giving me plenty…

remembering

10 years ago I was at work when I heard of the terrible tragedies. I was working a half day, because I was supposed to pick my dad up at the airport that afternoon for his fall visit. Needless to say, his flight didn’t leave Tampa that day. The emotional toll of that day solidified…

five senses friday

seeing – the herbs in my potted garden thriving. And yes, I know that I probably shouldn’t allow the garlic chives to flower, but I just couldn’t resist those beautiful little white blossoms.  The bees have been quite fond of them, as well. tasting – the club ciabatta sandwich at The Creperie. Why do sandwiches always…

5 days of sweets – dad’s ginger cookies

What’s the first food-related item that comes to mind when I think of Christmas? My Dad’s ginger cookies. He made them every year along with his sugar cut-out cookies. The scent of these cookies baking in the oven filled the house with the most pleasant spiced aroma. A few notes about the recipe. Depending on…

five senses friday #17 : the return

I’m working through my mild case of “bloggers block”. For a while there I was blogging up a storm. To be honest, I was probably over doing it a bit. But I do need to get back on track. A few weeks ago I promised 5 desserts in 5 days. That got a little side-tracked,…

smores on a stick

Tonight’s the giant family dessert get-together at the beach. We’ll all converge on Aunt Sally and Uncle Ike’s big pink beach house. Without all of my cooking tools, I was having a difficult time trying to decide what to bring. Greg suggested my famous Smores on a Stick. It was the perfect choice. The only…

end of a long weekend

Enjoyed a very restful four-day weekend filled with family, friends and fun. This morning, Greg and I hiked our now weekly Sunday trail.  We headed back to the Nature Realm. I wanted to take a couple of photos of the flowering trees in bloom. I’m thinking that there might be some baking this afternoon.