Mini Upside Down Oreo Cheesecakes

My grandkids are constantly asking me about my blog and are always interested in helping in the kitchen! They especially love making Mini Upside Down Oreo Cheesecakes.  My grandson, Logan, loves to help his mom out in the kitchen on a regular basis. And when he’s at my house, he’s always asking if he can […]

The Cupcake of All Cupcakes – An Event Fave!

Peanut Butter Ball Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting (what a mouthful!) are definitely the cupcake of all cupcakes. To see my all-time top 17 cupcake recipes, head over to my Best Cupcake Recipes. When it comes to cupcakes, I have many favorites. But when I have to list my very favorite, these Peanut Butter Ball […]

Best Trunk or Treat Ideas Including Ghostbusters

Best Trunk or Treat Ideas include affiliate links. I will receive a small commission if you click a link and make a purchase.  Trunk or Treat is one of my favorite fall activities. I love to get all dressed up, DIY my trunk and hand out candy to the kids. I’m always gathering the Best […]

Best Cupcake Recipes

Cupcakes – they never go out of style! Give me a cupcake and I’m a happy camper. I like baking cupcakes almost as much as eating them so I decided to share my best cupcake recipes so you can pick your own favorite.  I’d be hardpressed to name my favorite cupcake. I have so many, […]

Banana Coffee Cake with Vanilla Sauce

Banana Coffee Cake with Vanilla Sauce is an easy cake to make and it reminds me of the tropics. It has all my favorite flavors – bananas, rum extract, and vanilla.  Sometimes I use coconut extract instead of rum. If you’re a coconut lover like me, you should try it.  Speaking of Tropics Speaking of […]

No-Bake Strawberry Pie with Chocolate Drizzle

No-Bake Strawberry Pie with Chocolate Drizzle is simply stunning and your guests will think you spent hours preparing this strawberry and chocolate concoction.  You don’t have to tell them how easy it is to make. When I saw the beautiful, plump strawberries at Food Lion, I knew I had to come up with a recipe […]

Bay Gardens Beach Resort Review Saint Lucia

Bay Gardens Beach Resort & Spa is a 4-star resort located on Reduit Beach in Saint Lucia. The resort is 100% St. Lucian owned and managed. The owners, retired-school teachers, also own two other properties here – Bay Gardens Hotel and Bay Gardens Inn.  My husband and I are enjoying a two-week vacation at Bay […]

Summer Shark-Themed Party Ideas

**This post, Summer Shark-Themed Party Ideas, contains affiliate links and I’ll be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. Summer is all about outdoor fun and soaking up the sun. What can be better than a summer shark-themed party? Don’t forget to stock up on sunscreen, of course.  Here are a […]

Linda’s Sweet and Spicy Mango Salsa

Linda’s Sweet and Spicy Mango Salsa is the perfect salsa for salmon, chicken and more. The color is vibrant and the flavor has hints of sweet and spicy. Linda, my cousin, and I have been the best of friends ever since I can remember.  We grew up together – well, almost. She grew up in […]

Chocolate Strawberry Semifreddo

Hot summer days cry out for cool and creamy Chocolate Strawberry Semifreddo.   What’s a Semifreddo?   A semifreddo a partially frozen Italian dessert, usually in the form of an ice-cream cake, semi-frozen custards, and certain fruit tarts. I love the way that word slips off my tongue, so I’ve been saying semifreddo all day […]