Lemon Blueberry Loaf

Lemon Blueberry Loaf

Life becomes very casual at my house during the summer.  Meals on the patio and days at the beach call for recipes that are quick and easy to fix and pack well for a few hours in the car.  I took this delicious loaf cake with me to the beach several weeks ago and was sorry I didn’t make several more.  It disappeared in a flash.  Blueberries and lemon are made for each other and the sour cream in the batter keeps it moist and fresh for several days…if it should last that long. [Read More]

Coconut Madeleines

We get a week or two of hot weather here in the Pacific NW, usually in August, but this year it's starting early and we have been in the [Read More]

Black Forest Bars

Black Forest Cake Bars

  If using a cake mix isn't your thing and you cringe at the thought of opening a can of fruit pie filling then this recipe isn't for [Read More]


Chicken and Shrimp Paella

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Almond tart

Almond Caramel Tart

Desserts is the biggest recipe category on my blog and if I had to pick my top five favorite dessert recipes this heavenly tart would be on [Read More]