Apple Crumble Bars with Walnuts and Cranberries

My oh my, these festive bites are better than apple pie! They are so easy to serve when feeding a crowd during the holidays.  The nutty, streusel topping combined with, cinnamon, apples and a cranberry tang make these bites disappear fast. Preparation Time:  35 minutes Bake Time: 40-50 minutes Yields: 30 bars Ingredients: Crust: 1 …

Caprese Salad

Summer tomatoes and fresh basil at their best..everyone loves a good Caprese salad..I like to serve this traditional, simple salad over a bed of greens with a crusty bread and olives.. serves: 6-8 Ingredients: 4 roma tomatoes, (seeds removed and diced) or 1 pint cherry or grape tomatoes sliced in half 3-4 cloves garlic, peeled …

Coconut Almond Celebration Cake~adapted from Mary Todd Lincoln’s Recipe

Oh dear.. this morsel is all that is left of a delicious celebration cake that I prepared for my son’s graduation, Trust me it was a beautiful double layered cake as a whole. The Almond Cream Frosting was the perfect canvas to showcase fresh fruit, figurines, sparkling dragees and more!  This cake was inspired by Mary …