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A Lasting Impact…

Have you ever had a teacher whose positive impact on your life is still felt by you many, many years later? Mrs. Arntz was just that teacher for me. She was my teacher for my first 4 years of public schooling which began in the 4-room school on the north side of the little village […]

Pucker-Me-Sweet White Chocolate Cheesecake Recipe

I was visiting with a sweet friend today about “The Adventures of Miss NiNi’s Fine Desserts.” She reminded me about a raspberry cheesecake recipe of mine that had been in our local newspaper a couple of years ago. She said that she had made it for their Christmas meal, and it had been absolutely perfect! […]

Behold the Power of… Tea!

What time of the day works for you to sit with a great cookbook and get hundreds of ideas to stir your baking passion? I enjoy reading cookbooks before I shut my eyes and go to sleep. Sometimes I am awake until the wee hours of the morning because as I turn to a new […]

Another Favorite: Dance of the Cherries Cheescake Pie

This recipe is timeless! It was an easy fix for a cheesecake pie 50 years ago, and it still plays that role in our home today. When I compare this cheesecake pie recipe to other cheesecakes I have created, I am reminded how easy this yummy refrigerator cheesecake is to prepare. No eggs to separate […]

So. Much. FUN!

I can’t begin to tell you how much fun these bars were to make with my 4-year-old granddaughter! A week before she was to come for a visit, I said to her, “Sweetheart, would you like to look through this magazine and pick out a recipe we can bake together when you come to visit?” […]

One of My Favorites: European Dobosh Torte

After receiving the request on Facebook for this recipe, I recalled the first time that I had made this FABULOUS dessert. CAUTION THOUGH: It takes some time and a larger work area. However, it can be made in segments, too, if you like, by making the sponge cake layers first, freezing them, and then assembling […]