Cream-filled cupcakes for Valentine's day

My Heart is Filled with… Vanilla Cream

These heart-shaped cupcakes are just the thing to make for your favorite valentines! Fluffy white cake filled with vanilla cream and covered in chocolate candy. They are sweet and delicious and just the perfect treat for Valentine’s Day. You can make these easily by making my Brilliant White Cake Recipe and by using a heart-shaped muffin tin. The cream filling is made from simple ingredients with no hassle, just butter,… Continue Reading


Chicken Chili

Rotisserie Chicken Chili Recipe

When you’re looking for that satisfying cold weather meal, a spicy Chili can be just the thing. This rotisserie chicken chili recipe is a low-fat, diet-friendly version of the traditional beef chili and the perfect “keep your resolution ” gameday alternative. The fresh rotisserie chicken and the unique spice combination gives this chili a rustic… Continue Reading


Susie Snowflake Blueberry Pie with Vanilla Ice cream

Susie Snowflake Blueberry Pie Recipe

Here we are in the teeth of winter, and what better way can we spend a cold snowy day than staying in and baking a Blueberry Pie! This beautiful pie crust is made with a snowflake cookie cutter to cut rolled pie dough into beautiful snowflake shapes. What is it about snowflakes that make them… Continue Reading


Caprese Panini

Elise’s Savory Caprese Panini

Panini anyone? How about one made with the deliciousness of Caprese salad? Something amazing happens when you put tomato, basil, and fresh mozzarella together. These simple ingredients when brought together, can bring our tastebuds on a wonderful journey to Italy. Have you ever been to Italy? I haven’t yet, but when I do, you can… Continue Reading


For the Chicken Who has Everything… Coq au Vin

  This time of year, we tend to spend more time entertaining than at any other time.  I guess the holidays remind us of what is really important,  spending time with friends and family and showing them how much we appreciate them.   So why not try making this decadent Coq au Vin recipe and really… Continue Reading


Apple Custard Pie

A Taste of Heaven- Apple Custard Caramel Tart Recipe

So many delicious flavors in this recipe, your taste buds will thank you!  Vanilla custard, salted caramel, and apples coated with cinnamon,  all in a cinnamon tart shell.  This one will be worth the wait. It is made from simple everyday baking ingredients that you probably already have in your cupboards.  I used frozen Cortland… Continue Reading


Crispy Bread

3 Deliciously Easy Artisan Bread Recipes

When it comes it to bread, you can’t find anything more satisfying than a crusty artisan bread.   You know the type,  a  crispy, crunchy crust with the inside that is soft and chewy  and so utterly delicious.   So, why is it called artisan bread? Artisans are craftsmen, it’s the craft or art of… Continue Reading


Pumpkin Cheesecake

2 Layer Pumpkin-Cheesecake Pie Recipe

When Autumn rolls around, I start thinking about preparing for the big Thanksgiving Day feast.  That means the turkey and all the accouterments.    The dinner itself is easy as  I always cook a turkey with a traditional French meat stuffing that my mom made.  A recipe she got from her mother, who probably got… Continue Reading