Chocolate covered cheesecake bites

This is such a supreme dessert that trying to describe it seems redundant. Vanilla cheesecake is made extra creamy with mascarpone cheese and tops a buttery pecan and graham cracker crust. A thick covering of chocolate covers the entire very worthwhile goodie. You will want to cut these small as they are very rich. Cut them into squares or rectangles, or use a cookie cutter to make elegant little rounds. Top with candy flowers or whatever edible decor you fancy! Read More

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Chocolate Mint Brownies

If you love the little chocolate after- dinner mints you get with your check at diners, then you will really really love these rich chocolate mint brownies. A thick brownie base is topped with a creamy mint buttercream frosting and then a smooth chocolate ganache is poured over it all….to die for!

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Chewy Coconut Bars

These coconut bars have a satisfying chewiness, a rich caramel brown sugar flavor, and the crunch of toasted pecans.  They can be whipped up in no time and will add a fun tropical flair to your next picnic! Read More


Southern Lawyer Cookies

These great big cookies contain everything dear to the heart of a soon-to-be- Southern lawyer…  bourbon, brown sugar, chocolate chips, toffee pieces, pecans, marshmallows and yes indeed, BACON!  Topping it off is a nice thick layer of rich brown sugar frosting–res judicata! Read More


Blueberry, Almond and White Chocolate Bars

Blueberries and almonds are a power couple.  Not only are they flavor sweethearts, with deliciously complementary tastes, but they both boast significant anti oxidants.  In these buttery bars, they are combined with white chocolate and they truly become a match made in heaven. The recipe comes from Midwest Living magazine, where it was a grand prize winner at a country fair, and here it is tweaked just a little. Read More


Caramelized Onion Tart

To caramelize an onion takes a little time and patience but it is a very worthwhile investment.  Deep golden in color, sweet and rich and flavorful, these simple slivers will elevate any recipe to a tasty new level.  Exhibit A:  This simple onion tart, with its smoky, salty bacon complementing the sweet onions and the cream filling with a touch of nutmeg for just the right degree of richness..  Add some crusty bread, a bottle of wine and a green salad, and you have perfect fare for a midweek summer picnic. Read More