Decadence!

magic unicorn mug cakes

“A long time ago, when the earth was still green, There were more kinds of animals than you’ve ever seen; They’d run around free while the earth was being born, The loveliest of all was the Unicorn. There was green alligators and long-necked geese, Some humpty-backed camels and some chimpanzees, Some cats and rats and…

bacony parmesan split pea soup

After consolidating my collection of 80 soup recipes here on my blog so I could share it with all of you, I quickly got to work on a part 2. This lovely soup is the first recipe in that grouping. Before long I’m sure I’ll have another 80. Hee hee. I don’t know what it…

amish chocolate peanut butter swirl brownies

Are you ready for pure chocolate and peanut butter bliss? Oh. My. Yum. These are so rich, and decadent. Truly one of the best chocolate peanut butter desserts I’ve ever made or eaten! This would make a wonderful addition to a tea party, or a yummy lunchbox dessert! ~ preheat oven to 325 degrees F.…

grandma’s cottage pear salad

This is one of my go-to, easy recipes to go with casseroles, meat loaf, quiche, and other comfort foods. The contrast of the cold, sweet pears and the creamy cottage cheese make this a wonderful accompaniment to almost any hot dish, and I think they look so cheerful on the plate. Yum! to serve approximately…

amish oatmeal cream whoopie pies

Are you a fan of the Little Debbie Oatmeal Cream Pies? I always liked them when I was younger, but I had one recently and was sort of surprised that they didn’t taste the way I remembered them. I had been thinking about trying the homemade version when I came across this little gem of…

easy deep dish ravioli lasagna

Last night I was in the mood for some Italian comfort food, but I didn’t feel like spending hours in the kitchen. What to make? Easy Ravioli Lasagna, of course! It goes together in a flash and tastes every bit as good as a lasagna you’d spend hours making. No need to boil noodles. Just…

LOVE IN A BOWL ~ A Collection of 80 Soups, Stews, Chowders, Chilis, and Bisques

Hello, Lovelies! I’ve been busy as a little bee working on this collection of beautiful soups, stews, chowders, bisques, and chilis just for you! Looking for something fancy? Try Julia Child’s Boeuf Bourguignon. Something hearty? Try my friend Danielle’s Cozycakes Cottage Crock Pot Beef Stew. Something elegant? How about a lovely bowl of Lobster Bisque…

amish ham & pea salad

Yummy! This is a delicious, easy salad! It’s a great way to enjoy some of that leftover holiday ham that may be residing in your freezer. We love the smoky ham, sweet peas, sharp cheese, and the addition of creamy ranch mayonnaise. NOTE ***Add the ranch seasoning gradually as to not create a salad that’s…

amish banana muffins

I made up a batch of these Amish banana muffins for tea time today. As soon as Gracie walked through the door we each had one with a cuppa. I have a ton of old Amish recipes I picked up at an estate sale in Harmony Minnesota. Harmony is Amish country, and I was so…