Wednesday, April 18, 2018

The Best Simple Chocolate Cake


Everyone needs a go-to chocolate cake recipe they love.  Do you have a favorite chocolate cake recipe?  My go-to chocolate cake recipe is the Hershey's Chocolate Cake recipe you can find on the back of the Hershey's cocoa package.  I think this is the best, easy chocolate cake to make.



It is a moist, fudgy cake that I always top with the Hershey's chocolate buttercream frosting, also found on the back of the Hershey's cocoa package.  Is there anything more satisfying than chocolate cake with chocolate frosting?  Of course not.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

How to Care for Fading Daffodils


To me, daffodils mean spring.  It's not until I see that riotous yellow color bursting out throughout my garden that I believe that at long last winter is behind us.

If you've been reading Just One Donna for a while you know that I enjoy having plants in my home.  I prefer easy care plants both inside and outside.  Daffodils are pretty easy to care for, so they fit into my outside garden well.

How to Keep Your Daffodil Garden Tidy 

A Spring Garden
Spring Color in the Garden
The trouble with daffodils is that their lovely color quickly fades and you are left with just the green leaves.  That wouldn't be too bad except for the fact that they wilt, turn brown and turn your lovely garden into a mess. You have to put up with the fading leaves for about six weeks in the garden.

Monday, April 9, 2018

Mediterranean Chicken-A Skillet Dinner

Are you tired of the same old chicken dishes you've been making week after week?  Are you looking for a dinner recipe that is easy to make but tastes like you spent all afternoon preparing it?  This easy Skillet Mediterranean Chicken dish is just that recipe.

Skillet Mediterranean Chicken
Skillet Mediterranean Chicken

I knew I had a winner when my oldest son, a pretty opinionated presence at my dinner table, told me this was "one pretty fabulous dinner".  Who can argue with that?

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Weeknight Chicken Piccata

My love of anything lemon flavored applies to entrees as well as desserts.  One of my favorite dinner choices is chicken piccata. Chicken piccata is a winner in my book because it has both lemon and capers.

This Weeknight Chicken Piccata is a recipe I have made for years and years for my family.  I call it Weeknight Chicken Piccata because it is very quick and easy.  It's simple and delicious meals like this that can make your weeknight dinners special.

Weeknight Chicken Piccata
Weeknight Chicken Piccata

You can come home after a long day of work and have this yummy dinner on the table in 30 minutes.  I kid you not!  You'll feel like you are treating yourself with this meal after a long day at work.  It is delightful to look at and just as delightful to eat.

Monday, April 2, 2018

Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookies

Do you remember what your favorite candy was as a kid?   I liked most candy as well as the next kid, but for a couple of years in my early teens, I was obsessed with Heath Bars.

Oh, how I loved those bites of chocolate covered toffee.  I loved how the bar would snap when I took a bite.  I loved the crunching sound the toffee made while I chewed, and the chocolate, well the chocolate was the icing on the cake.

What could be better than toffee chocolate chip cookies?

Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookies
Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookies
I've grown out of that obsession.  Yes, I gave up the Heath Bar long ago.  As a matter of fact, I can't remember the last time I had one.

A few weeks back, while perusing the chocolate chip options at my local grocery store, a bag of Heath English toffee bits called out to me.  You know what I do when something calls to me from the grocery store shelf?  Well, I buy it, of course.