Madeleines

When it rains I think of bakeries, hot Mochas, and favorite books. As I drove down the 101fwy in heavy rain I could smell fresh baked goods.  The first thing I do when I get home is open up my baking books.  My first attempt at this recipe was awful.  I had to find another…

Cranberry Orange Scones

I don’t think there is anybody complaining about the much needed rain in California today.  Cold rainy weather equals baking to keep the house warm. 😉  I have this large bag of cranberries in the refrigerator from Holiday baking and because I bought the bag from Costco it’s a pretty big bag.  So I decided…

Mango Tart with Bourbon Vanilla Bean Pastry Cream

It’s been awhile since I last posted, too busy off adventuring on campsites and scooping out islands.:)  I’m constantly changing my focus on things I drift in different directions frequently from writing short stories, pinning on Pinterest ideas for upcoming stories, finding new hiking trails, taking some swings with my racket at that beautiful little yellow ball……. to…

Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins with a hint of peanut butter

This is by far my favorite use of ripe bananas recipe.  I think this is why I spend so much time browsing around on Pinterest there is always something that catches my fancy or that I can relate too 😉 This banana muffin recipe is moist and so tasty- I used 3 bananas one of…

Mocha Cheesecake

It appears I have taken a 1 month absence from my food blog…..and I’ve yet to post about my tasty Mocha Cheesecake recipe find.   For Christmas Eve I decided to go with a coffee infused Cheesecake and the kids thought it was out right disgusting…as expected…..it wasn’t meant for them…..with all those cookies and…

White Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake

My niece requested a cheesecake so I had to make a special one for her and for those of you pondering the idea of what to make for Christmas I think this would be a perfect choice.    I had made a White Chocolate Cheesecake last Christmas with Raspberry swirl in it- though it tasted…