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A platter of Twizzlers With Almond Bark.

Twizzlers With Almond Bark

Back in the '70s, I went into a Topsy's, at the Antioch Shopping Center. There ...

Cooking Essentials: Take it with a Grain of Salt

Ever hear the expression: “Take it with a Grain of Salt?” You have to admit ...

Caramel Apple Popcorn- made with cinnamon cider caramel

Caramel Apple Popcorn

This recipe was adapted from a caramel corn recipe to add a bit of fall ...

Ricotta Cannoli Dip

Ricotta Cannoli Dip

This ricotta cannoli dip is soooo good. Certainly addicting. Everyone who tries it ...

A bowl of Apple Rhubarb Crisp.

Apple Rhubarb Crisp

Easy summer dessert and it tastes great too. My grandma gave me this recipe.

Tartar Sauce (my own recipe)

This is a simple and quick recipe for a basic tartar sauce. Some prefer ...

So Yummy

Poultry Essentials: Spicy Honey Chicken Drizzle

I love drizzling fresh clover honey over fried chicken. I made this honey drizzle for our ...

Almond Butter Muffins

Gluten free treat for breakfast or afternoon tea.

Luscious Green Goddess

Maddy's Green Goddess Salad Dressing

Often overlooked, green goddess is a wonderful salad dressing.

Gummies in shapes of cats, dinosaurs, flowers, star, paw print, and bear.

Spiced Apple Gummies (SCD, scope prep okay)

These are delicious & fun *anytime* (my kid enjoyed them on their birthday!), but are ...

Sometimes I giveaway cookies for family and friends, they`re perfect for coffee time!

My real delicious butterscotch cookies

I use to giveaway these cookies for family and friends, but now I started to ...

Maddy's Southern Sweet Cornbread

This cornbread is sweet. Make sure you mix this by hand with a wooden ...

So Yummy

Asian Essentials: Miso Salad Dressing

I had a large head of cabbage that I needed to do something with, so ...

Chocolate Fudge with nuts

Chocolate Fudge

My family makes this fudge every year at Christmas and everyone loves it.

Chocolate Avocado Love Pudding with caramel sauce and whipped coconut milk.

Chocolate Avocado Love Pudding

My family has recently gone vegan and we LOVE chocolate! I decided to create a ...

Cranberry Orange Muffins

Cranberry Orange Muffins

We love these muffins simple to bake for the week or couple days these kinda ...

When I made these cookies, I used one of those Pampered Chef Cookie Scoops. The smaller cookie scoop to be exact. It was the Tablespoon size cookie scoop. I was able to make 45 cookies. Each cookie was between 2 to 2-1/4 inch in size.

Butterscotch Chocolate Chip Cookies

These yummy cookies were made with a boxes cake mix. They really are a ...

Black Forest Cherry Cookies

These Black Forest Cherry Cookies, are one of my favorite cookies.

A formal table setting.

How to Set a Table; from Casual to Formal

It's important to know How to Set a Table depending on the occasion and formality ...

My adaptation of Šunkofleky, Czech ham and noodle casserole.

Šunkofleky (Ham and Noodle Casserole)

I grew up as a southern IL farm girl, but I was married to my ...

Female Red-Bellied Woodpecker

Linky's Bark Butter for the Birds

I've tried some other concoctions and quite a few are very crumbly. I hate having ...

A cocktail on ice in a snifter glass with coffee beans surrounding it.

Homemade Tia Maria

Very easy to make, this delicious coffee liqueur is a great one to have around.