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Why give your neighbor, child's teacher, friend, college student etc.  just an apple? A D.I.Y. Caramel Chocolate apple is so much more fun and tasty!!  

 Package your gift in a cellophane bag, with a tag and ribbon to make it extra special! Make home...

For dessert make these delicious, chocolatey, dense, brownies. I use 2 Ghirardelli brownie box mixes, following the directions with the exceptions of adding 2 extra egg yolks, using butter instead of oil and coffee instead of water. I also add a t. of vanilla. 

The...

Sirloin burger with Red Wine Caramelized Onions and Danish Blue  Cheese.

For this burger I use Danish Blue Cheese. It is a semi-soft, creamy cheese made from cow's milk. Compared to the powerful flavor of a Roquefort, this is considered a mild blue cheese. It's commonly...

Oh, it is strawberry season and I am so excited. I love making strawberry jam with coconut rum and lime zest and then using that delicious, decadent jam in other recipes. So today, lets start with the basics...how to make the jam. The recipe is below.

The Holland Farmer...

Caramelized Coconut Cake is a cake that I CRAVE. The cake is buttery moist  and has great flavor. However the very best part of this cake is the topping. After the cake is made I put a mixture of coconut, brown sugar and butter on top of the cake and PLACE IT UNDER THE...

"Sew Sweet"...I love creating themes for events! For this particular baby shower I met with the mother who described what her nursery was going to look like. She wanted pale yellow, mint green and orange and her theme was going to be "Monkeys" (both she and her husband...

 What a fun project! After carving 4 wood blocks, Nancy Spooner and I created a process where each person could stamp their own pillows. 

 Nancy and I measured 2 inches from the edge and taped each pillow. This way people had to stay with in the limits of the inside of...

 Every year a group of us go to Ellerbrook Nursery to make our fresh wreaths for our front doors. Linda provides all the greens, the metal wreath frame, the tools and the ribbon. Each of us bring additional ornaments etc to decorate our wreaths. Each person also brings...

Brussels Sprouts with Red Cabbage, Pear, Onion, Bacon, Walnuts and Dried Cherries. with Fig Balsamic Vinaigrette, Brown Sugar and garlic.  

RECIPE

Ingredients

  • .5 lb Bacon cut into pieces

  • 2 cloves garlic

  • 1 lb Brussels Sprouts (cut into 4 slices)

  • 1 small...

 "Beary Sweet", what an adorable theme for a baby shower! I styled this for a friend a while ago and am revisiting the theme for another baby shower. This post includes decorating ideas, 2 diy banners, 2 recipes.

 These sweet bears and hearts were made out of remnant fa...

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