I can remember waking up on Saturday mornings to the sweet smell of caramel coming from the kitchen. It was the most wonderful smell to wake up to. Hearing the sound of the mixer whirling as this amazing smell made it’s way into my room could only mean one thing. I immediately knew that my […]


Normally I look forward to the fall every year.  This year, I am a tad sad that summer is over.  Recipes from the Desserts in Jars Cookbook were the hit of my summer and created so many wonderful memories.  Is there anything better than doing what you love and being surrounded by delicious desserts?  The […]


I have a new favorite drink that I am totally hooked on.  From the first time I saw Cinnamon Affogatos in the  Desserts in Jars cookbook, I knew I had to try this delicacy.  I think it was the Cinnamon Gelato that first attracted me.   The taste of caramel and coffee is just heavenly and […]


There is something so fun and refreshing about summer recipes.   It is so true that the family table can be anywhere, and I love to take it outdoors during the summer. I especially love recipes made with fresh fruit or ice cream this time of year.  Some of my favorite summer recipes have recently been […]


By now you all know how much Vo-Vo loves to bake.  This grandma is a baking dynamo! One of her absolute favorite things to bake is Vo-Vo’s famous Strawberry Cheesecake.  She bakes a cheesecake for every birthday party and every celebration.  We all look forward to and  love Vo-Vo’s Cheesecake, it is creamy and just melts […]


Are you ready for summer?  I sure am and I can’t think of a better way to celebrate Summer than a good old fashioned visit to a local farm.  The only thing that could make that visual even better… delicious desserts! I am very excited to be partnering with Harvard Commons Press and Fried Green […]


Have you ever tasted a cookie that makes you smile?  Is it the cookie or is it memories that cookie evokes? Have you ever tried Happy Birthday Thumbprint Cookies?  I bet they would make you smile.  It’s what they do to me.  They make me smile, happy and feel loved. What could be so special […]


One of my favorite things about our Sunday Supper Group is that it brings people from all over the world together for “dinner.”  I can not tell you how much I have learned about cultures from around the globe from the members of this group.  Through recipes and traditions, the Sunday Supper Movement allows us […]


Portuguese Rice Pudding | Arroz Doce #SundaySupper

April 7, 2013
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I love to entertain and enjoy the company of family and friends.  But I have to admit, many times budget is one of the things that can hold me back from entertaining a large crowd.  Sometimes it’s really nice to have  a budget friendly recipe that goes a long way but also looks  and tastes […]

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Bird’s Nest Easter Cupcakes

March 27, 2013
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  How cute are these Bird’s Nest Easter Cupcakes?  Seriously, who wouldn’t want to have one on their Easter Dessert Table?  They are so cute that you probably know that I could never have made such an adorable cupcake.   Am I right?  C’mon, you know you are thinking it… Well, if you were thinking […]

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