Strawberry Amaretto Marshmallows

Homemade Strawberry Amaretto Marshmallows


Summer breeze makes me feel fine

Blowin’ though the jasmine in my mind

This Seals & Croft tune is running through my head as I continue to nurture my love-hate relationship with marshmallows (You can read about that HERE , HERE, and even HERE). I know it might sound silly since these Homemade Strawberry Amaretto Marshmallows aren’t flavored with jasmine at all, but everything else about them reminds me of summer breezes and warm weather barbecues where marshmallow -y s’mores are the much anticipated grand finale.

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Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich Cookies

Peanut Butter and Jelly Cookies


When I was a little girl,  my metal Mickey Mouse lunch pail and the iconic peanut butter and jelly sandwich were the best of friends.  They were inseparable and you would be hard pressed to find one without the other. Come noon, the bell would sound and I would scurry down to the cafeteria . . . lunch pail in hand.  I would pull down the latch with a voracious appetite and flip open the lid only to find the two of them clinging to each other.  But as I grew older, the lunch pail was abandoned and my love affair with peanut butter and jelly faded.  And so the friendship became a distant memory.

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Strawberries & Cream Brownie Cake

Strawberries and Cream Brownie Cake


Oh boy!  Have I got lots of news for you today.  First, let’s get all the important business mumbo jumbo out of the way.

My Bourbon Pumpkin Pie with Black Sesame Crust was featured, alongside 16 other dreamy pies, in Buzzfeed’s article “17 Delicious Pies for People who Love Baking”.  You can find the link to this feature HERE.  Oh. . .and my Chocolate Cake with Pumpkin Pie Surprise (remember that one?) got an honorable mention.  You can see the original posts for both of these beauties HERE and HERE.

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Sugar Cookie Love Trees with Strawberry Rose Frosting


Sugar Cookie Love Trees with Strawberry Rose Frosting


If you have been following along with this blog, you likely have read several posts about our little tuxie kitty and her ongoing battle with cancer.

As part of her treatment plan, this little Mother Hen has been paying the oncologist weekly visits.  She patiently endures x-rays, bloodtests, chemotherapy and a plethora of other treatments and diagnostics.   She is such a little trooper during all of this and never fails to curiously explore the happenings at the animal hospital, passing out kisses to anyone who just so happens to venture into the room.  With such a vivacious personality and upbeat attitude she has developed quite the fan club.

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