White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Brownies

White Chocolate Macadamia Brownies

Happy Easter, everyone!  I was thinking all week long… “Should I make something special for Easter?”  In the end I just couldn’t decide… should I make my special onion skin dyed marbleized Easter Eggs?  Should I make deviled eggs?  Something bunny shaped?  Time got the best of me, and I did NOTHING!  Until last night… when I [...]

How to Make a Large Red Velvet Sheet Cake (Disney Lilo & Stitch Birthday Cake)

Red Velvet Sheet Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting (Lilo and Stitch Hawaiian Birthday Cake)

For my brother’s birthday, his wife threw him a Hawaiian themed party to celebrate.  He requested a red velvet birthday cake, which of course, being such a nice sister – I made for him.  To go along with the Hawaiian theme, I decided to decorate it with Cartoon frosting transfers of Stitch, the lovable trouble-making alien from Disney’s [...]

Easy Spiced Apple Butter Using Blender (No food mill or straining needed)

Spiced Apple Buttet

I’ve been meaning to make Apple Butter for a really long time now… but I always get really turned off by recipes that seem to make it more difficult than it should be.  Apple Butter Purists insist that: #1.  You MUST cook the peels, apples, and cores all together in the same pot (in order [...]

Caramel Pecan Silk Supreme Copycat Recipe

Caramel Pecan Silk Supreme Pie Recipe

Happy Pi Day!  Yes… today is 3.14! Get it?  π?   3.14159265359? I actually have a funny story about π.  When we got married, we had the tables set up with numbers… and little cards indicating which table # people were to sit at.  Well, apparently as I was making the little number signs to go [...]

Chocolate Coconut Shortbread Bars (Girl Scout Cookie Samoa or Caramel deLite Copycat Recipe)

Girl Scout Cookie Samoa (a.k.a. Caramel deLite) Copycat Recipe

Where did the Girl Scouts go????  A few weeks ago, some Girl Scouts with a little table set up outside the supermarket suckered* me into buying boxes of Samoa Cookies, also know as “Caramel deLites”.  (And by “suckered”, I mean they set up their table to be visible from the exit… I saw the boxes [...]

Green Onion Pancake (Chinese Fried Scallion Pancakes a.k.a. Cong You Bing)

How to make Chinese Scallion Pancake (Cong You Bing)

There are a few different types of savory Chinese or Taiwanese “pancakes” (made with dough instead of batter).  One of these, is “Dan Bing,” a soft tortilla like pancake which is filled with a thin green egg omelet.  The other popular type of pancake, is “Cong You Bing” (a.k.a. “green onion or scallion pancake”) – [...]