How To make your own Teriyaki Marinade

Don’t you hate it when you decide on making a certain meal only to find (once you have started the preparations of course) that you are missing a vital ingredient ?  A few months ago this happened to me, I had decided we were going to have teriyaki salmon and salad for dinner, YUM! Although a little […] Read more…

Banana Cupcakes with Cocoa Cream Cheese Frosting

Don’t you hate it when you reach for a banana only to discover that its way too ripe to eat? It has been so hot here this has been happening a lot. I hate to just throw them away, so I usually just make some tasty banana bread. Today however I was not in the […] Read more…

How-to make Macerated berries

Sweet, syrupy berries go with just about everything. You can use them as topping on ice cream, serve with cake, on pancakes, waffles, scones…..I could go on and on and on. Not only do they taste amazing but they also make just about anything look a little more fancy with minimal effort (just another bonus […] Read more…

Vanilla and Raspberry Banana Bread

We live in a very small town (they say population 500 but I’m sure this includes pets and people who moved away long ago).  Recently I found myself really drawn to a tiny little pot of vanilla paste in my local supermarket. After weeks of eyeing off the little jar I gave in and made […] Read more…

How-to make your own buttermilk

This is something I stumbled across by accident yet have found to be so handy. I don’t know about you, in our house buttermilk is not something I usually have on hand. This can also referred to “sour milk”. Its so easy. All you need is 1 Tablespoon of vinegar or lemon juice (I usually use […] Read more…

Crunchy top chocolate cake

This morning I woke up with the strongest craving for a cake that in our house we fondly refer to as the “crunchy top chocolate cake.” It’s so moist and delicious inside, but has this wonderful well….crunchy top. I don’t know about you, but when I get a craving for something, my taste buds will […] Read more…

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