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Snickerdoodles

Snickerdoodles
I first wrote this Snickerdoodles cookie recipe in 2009.  It was buried in a “day in my life” blog post.  Only I knew it was there, because my blog post title was “It Was A Mama Rini’s Day!” No wonder google never picks up my recipes based on blog titles like that one! Interestingly enough, I never even gave you instructions on how long to...
December 10, 2022

Key Lime Bites

Key Lime Bites
These key lime bites will be the hit at your next BBQ!  I plan on making these all summer. Safe + Fair has what I like to call their summer flavors for me – Key Lime Pie Granola and Strawberry Shortcake Granola – along with their respective popcorn flavors.  Yum!  The key lime is one of my favorites.  It’s light, bright and not overly sweet. ...
June 4, 2022

Healthy Ice Cream Sandwiches

Healthy Ice Cream Sandwiches
These healthy ice cream sandwiches will be on repeat when you realize how easy they are to make. The reason I made these was because my Mom gave me THE BEST ice cream sandwiches I’ve ever had for Christmas.  They are from a brand called Nightingale from Richmond, VA – you can buy them from Goldbelly if you have a special occasion to purchase them. ...
January 26, 2022

Homemade Ferrero Rocher

Homemade Ferrero Rocher
My stepson Joe LOVES Ferrero Rocher.  It became a joke every birthday and Christmas to get him a giant package.  I think he’ll love my homemade Ferrero Rocher! The first question that I know I will get asked is “Biz, there are no hazelnuts in your version!”  My recipe uses crunchy peanut butter which is still just as delicious and way less expensive than hazelnuts....
December 7, 2021

Delicata Squash Brownies

Delicata Squash Brownies
Yep!  Another delicata squash recipe!  Delicata Squash Brownies – a great way to sneak in veggies in your diet. You all know that I have a love affair with delicata squash.  I try to tell the world what a great vegetable it is, and well, I mostly get this 🤮 But I will prevail and make enough delicata squash recipes where you won’t be able...
September 24, 2021

Mini Cherry Pies

Mini Cherry Pies
Mini Cherry Pies.  Swoon.  And you know what?  There are only 4 ingredients in these mini pies:  refrigerated pie crust, canned lite cherry filling, egg yolk (mixed with a tiny bit of water) for a wash, and a sprinkle of course sugar.  That’s it! And guess where I found the reduced calorie cherry pie filling?  The Dollar Tree – who knew?  1/3 cup is only...
August 6, 2018

Braided Apple Pie

Braided Apple Pie
You guys are going to love this braided apple pie – so good! It was nice to have a semi-long weekend.  While I had Thursday and Friday off, I worked Saturday and Sunday at The Chopping Block.   We had a nice Thanksgiving, having my Mom and Jacob’s family over – I think it’s the first time in a very long time that he’s had his...
November 28, 2016

I Gave Away My First Peach Pie…and Back to Mayo

I Gave Away My First Peach Pie…and Back to Mayo
Ever since last week when I showed Tony a peach pie that I saw on Pinterest, and he declared it one of his favorite pies, I’ve seen peach pies everywhere!   I was drawn to Natasha’s Perfect Peach Pie for a number of reasons.  First off, she used butter and cream cheese in her pastry crust.  Huh.  And I was also drawn to the lattice top...
July 21, 2014