Category Archives: Sweets

Brownies: Part Two or The Ones That Got Me Fired

There is a dark side to brownies. And I don’t just mean chocolate. The brownies for today are as rich and decadent as they are dream killing…no not really. My first job in the “back of the house” that is, … Continue reading

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Brownies: Part One

I’ve been having fun lately reconnecting with old friends through the magic of Facebook. Although I lived in the same town from 3rd grade through high school graduation, I haven’t done a good job of staying in touch with the … Continue reading

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Lemon Bars

I kind of have a black thumb. Maybe not really black, but I tend to plant and forget–until it’s too late. It’s a good thing John really picks up my slack in the gardening arena or we’d have a pretty … Continue reading

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Cherry-Chocolate Cookies

I know the holidays are over and I should be thinking about bowls of oatmeal and spinach salads–hold the bacon and dressing, please–but I did not get enough cookies at Christmas. Nope. Not nearly enough. I was so swamped by … Continue reading

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Rosemary-Pine Nut Caramels

I love caramel. I’ll choose a good caramel over any other sweet. I swoon for burnt caramel chocolates, drool for salted sauces, and dive head-first into sticky sweet ice creams. The mother of a long-ago boyfriend would make pine nut … Continue reading

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Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

This is the time of year when my thoughts turn to Christmas season baking. While I do hate the rush to put out decorations in the stores…once the first good rain falls I like to heat up the house with … Continue reading

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