Fruit Of the Gods Pie

Time: 45 minutes When I was a kid, every few summers, we’d jump in our camper and head to the Okanagan Valley in British Columbia. Every mile you’d come across a fruit stand… delicious, fresh fruit grown right in BC. (Now – every mile is another winery, but that is also a great thing to…

Coconut Raspberry Loaf

Time: 80 – 90 minutes Once you make this loaf, you will hear REO Speedwagon all day long in your head – You won’t be able to fight the feeling that you just want more of this delicious loaf. It is a great breakfast loaf (although it takes time to bake, so you can mix…

Banana Chocolate Chip Bars

Time: 30 minutes My future lays beyond the yellow brick road… or beyond the banana chocolate chip bars… sigh. These bars are a great way to use up bananas that are ripe. They are a nice thin bar, so you can eat a few. They are a bit sweet, so I recommend a strong cup…

Apple & Plum Crisp

Time: 1 hour “And I knew that if I had the chance that I could make those people dance. And, maybe they’d be happy for a while”…. lyrics to a song by Don McLean… I think this crisp will make your day happy – it is great for breakfast with greek yogurt (try coconut) or…

Key Lime Cheesecake with Gingersnap Crust

Time: 2 hours plus another 4 to cool before serving I love the muppets…. I have since I was a kid. This is a fun rendition of “Put the Lime In the Coconut”… Great to enjoy while eating this cake, or convalescing, if you have just seen the doctor…. This cheesecake is always a hit…

Best Chewy Ginger Cookies

Time: 1 hour Makes 14 – 16 large cookies Ginger snap cookies are a must in our house. I like to make them big, soft and chewy. They don’t last long — usually, I make a double batch, so we have enough for the kids in the neighborhood – wink, wink. These cookies are best…

Chocolate Banana Peanut Butter Chip Cookies

Makes 48 large cookies This song is one that once you hear it, you hear it in your head all day long – it is addictive. So are these cookies. You can’t just eat one. Try it… You should also know these cookies require a bit of time to make as you can only make…