Deluxe Chocolate Chip Cookies

oatmeal chocolate chip cookies

I love cookies with lots of stuff in them. These deluxe chocolate chip cookies have lots and lots of stuff in them: chocolate chips, oatmeal, coconut, pecans, almonds, walnuts. If you’re more of a mind to make simple chocolate chip cookies, you can omit the coconut and nuts and just use more chocolate chips. If […]

Apple Cake

apple cake

Before we get to the business of this totally amazing apple cake with marzipan fruits, let me tell you a story. Or you can skip the story and just scroll along down to the video and recipe. I will never know the difference and you will get apple cake a little bit sooner.

How to Make Marzipan Fruits

How to Make Marzipan Fruits

How to make marzipan fruits: apples, pears, oranges It’s not too difficult to make your own marzipan fruits for decorating cakes or just for eating. Marzipan is an almond paste that is readily available in grocery stores near the cake decorating supplies. Odense is a common brand and it’s sold in 7 ounce tubes. The […]

Dirt Cake

dirt cake

The Dirt Cake is something that many people grew up on. Not me. I think dirt cakes are indigenous to the American midwest which would explain why I’d never heard of them until I was well past voting age. That, and my mom was a devout sugar-hating hippie and dirt cake is almost 100% sugar. […]

Gummy Worms Recipe – Fruit-juice Sweetened

gummy worms recipe

I’ve gotcha a fruit-juice sweetened, natural gummy worms recipe right here for Halloween. But first, a spooky Halloween story. Halloween night, late 1980s. My family lived in the boonies so there were no good streets or even houses at which to trick or treat. All dressed up, my mom drove me and my brother into […]

Mango Coconut Smoothie


Mango and coconut together is one of the best partnerships around. This smoothing is a high-protein, low-carb, moderate-fat option that will keep you full all morning. If you have a coconut allergy or just don’t like the stuff, use a fresh banana instead for a creamy texture, but the smoothie will be higher in sugars […]

Ice Cream Tacos

ice cream tacos

As if anyone needed a reason to eat more ice cream. Remember ChocoTacos? Of course you do. You’re a human and you love chocolate and ice cream and consonance. These ice cream tacos are kind of like ChocoTacos but without the chocolate and with cinnamon instead. Unlike ChocoTacos, these ice cream tacos are actually really […]

Mango Coconut Sorbet

Mango Coconut Sorbet

When I sent out the newsletter survey a month or so ago, I was surprised at the number of people who avoid dairy products. And during these hottest days of summer, that’s a damn shame! Errybody deserves ice cream! So I came up with this dairy free ice cream recipe, or more specifically maybe, coconut […]

Red White and Blueberry Cake

Red White and Blueberry Cake

Not to toot my own horn, but I love it when I have a cute baking idea that actually works out. You know I’m no fancy cake decorator and more often than not, my attempts at making cute baked goods end in tears of despair and icing all over my face. But this time I […]