easy cherry yum-yum pie

With Christmas only a couple of days away & celebrations already underway, it seemed only fitting to share with you a cherry pie recipe that has been in my family for 60 years. This is the easiest pie you’ll ever make, & dare I say, the best. This is one of my all-time favorite desserts. To…  [Read More]

cherry hemp chocolate clusters

We’ve all said it – “I’ll start my diet when _____ (insert here whatever occurrence is happening in your future life)”. It could be: You’ll start your diet after your friend has visited. Maybe after your birthday. Christmas. Winter. The list of excuses is endless. I know because I’ve got the War & Peace equivalent…  [Read More]

sensational dairy-free chocolate ice creams

Take the dairy & sugar out of ice cream & what do you have left…eggs…& maybe flavoring masquerading as vanilla? These ice creams are without the ingredients that actually make ice cream so good & they were delicious. So I have to say I was impressed – hence the title “sensational”, they deserve it. I’m now…  [Read More]

chocolate date, cashew & coconut balls & day 1 of 100

Day 1 of my 100 days to healthy & if I’m eliminating wheat, dairy & sugar from my diet I’m going to need a back-up plan when my sweet craving hits around 2 PM each day. Fresh fruit just isn’t going to cut it. Enter these yummy little morsels I made. Plump Medjool dates, cashews & coconut…  [Read More]

raspberry & nectarine crumble sundae

Summer fruit. What’s not to love. I had a giant bowl of nectarines ripening a couple of weeks back & their aroma filled the kitchen. I had to make something with them. I love stone fruit & berries together. I also love a good fruit crumble (or crisp)  – but I consider that something I’d make more into…  [Read More]

coconut, white chocolate & passionfruit syrup muffins

Be still my beating heart, three of some of my favorite things to eat all in one sticky, sweet muffin. Coconut. White chocolate. And passionfruit or “passion fruit” as Americans write it. I enjoy making muffins – you can add pretty much anything to them. They’re low maintenance & a lot less pretentious than their…  [Read More]

banana, sour cream & walnut cake with browned butter icing

The banana cemetery…admit it, you have one too. That place in the freezer where dead bananas go because they’ve passed their ripeness but we can’t bring ourselves to throw them out. We vow to make banana bread or muffins one day. Come on, I know I’m not the only one who does this. Well…time to clear…  [Read More]

pineapple, strawberry & coconut crumble

Ordinarily, I might not pair strawberry and pineapple together in anything other a fruit salad and only because I was using whatever fruit I happened to have on hand. But it’s strawberry season in Florida and they’re cheap & plentiful. So are the pineapples – $1.28 each. Can you believe that?! I’ve paid $7 for a pineapple…  [Read More]

a really good lemon tart recipe

I was going to call this “the best lemon tart recipe” but calling something “the best” annoys me when others do it so I opted for “a really good lemon tart recipe”. As dicky as the title might sound, it’s true. It is a good recipe and one I’ve made at least 100 times. I’ve been…  [Read More]

caramel chocolate bars

With a buttery coconut base, a soft caramel filling and a thin layer of dark chocolate blanketing it all, there’s lots to love about this decadent recipe. Mum made this regularly for the soirees she and John often had. I would watch from the sidelines as mum was cooking it, jigging around eagerly awaiting a taste of the molten hot…  [Read More]

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