Archive of ‘Gifts’ category

Quick Breads = Quick Delicious!

Posted on September 1, 2017

Y’all know how much I love baking, especially quick breads to savor and share! Quick breads use baking soda and baking powder instead of yeast as leavening, and therefore require no kneading or rising time. They’re easy, versatile and flavorful; perfect for breakfast, snacks and gifts, they’re a staple in our house.  Pumpkin Bread is […]


A Taste of Home ~ and a Giveaway!

Posted on October 26, 2016

Disclaimer: Quarto Cooks generously provided the cookbooks for this post and giveaway.  I was not compensated in any other way, and all the opinions expressed are my own. Isn’t it amazing how the smells and flavors of food can instantly transport us to another time and place?  I think that’s why we find it so comforting […]


It’s the Little Things

Posted on October 17, 2016

Disclaimer: In exchange for writing three posts about the 2016 International Food Bloggers Conference, I was given a reduced rate to attend. I was not compensated in any other way, and all the opinions expressed are my own. This is the third and final post. Spending a weekend at a food bloggers’ conference is always […]


Peeps-a-licious Easter Treats

Posted on March 13, 2016

Brightly colored packages of sugar-coated marshmallow bunnies and chicks mean that Easter is on its way!  Peeps Chicks sitting on jelly bean eggs in nests made of crispy cereal and marshmallows were the holiday dessert tradition in our house when my children were growing up.  They looked adorable, tasted yummy, and were something my kids […]


Valentine Jam Cakes

Posted on February 11, 2016

Valentine’s Day is almost here!  Valentine Jam Cakes are a deliciously different treat to make for your special someone.  I’ve been wanting to try making a Jam Cake  – the idea of using blackberry preserves in the batter intrigued me.  I found a recipe that sounded absolutely delicious, and decided  to make cupcakes for Valentine’s […]