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Oven Roasted Asparagus with Parmesan Cheese

 In today's Parmesan Roasted Asparagus recipe we're taking the lowly asparagus and turning it into a side dish that is so easy and so delicious you're going to want to make it all the time. Parmesan Roasted Asparagus This Parmesan Roasted Asparagus side dish is one of the easiest vegetable dishes you can make. It takes just a minute or two to prepare, and a very short time to cook in your oven. It looks impressive and it tastes delicious. This spring vegetable makes a perfect side dish for your Easter menu but it is quick and easy enough for you to enjoy any day of the week.

The Best Red Velvet Cupcake with Cream Cheese Frosting

This recipe for red velvet cupcakes has been my favorite cupcake recipe for years.   Red velvet cupcakes are my go-to cupcakes for parties and potlucks because everyone seems to love them.   I love this recipe because it produces a classic red velvet cake that is moist and tender with a not-too-red cake color.  Of course, the cream cheese frosting is a must-have frosting with the contrast of sweetness and tang.  In my mind, you can’t have a red velvet cupcake without a huge dollop of cream cheese frosting. Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting (This post contains affiliate links for your convenience.  Purchases made through these links help support this blog.) The Best Red Velvet Cupcakes What You'll love about This Red Velvet Cupcake Recipe The cupcakes are moist and tender. These cupcakes are made with oil instead of butter, resulting in a moister cake texture.   Buttermilk adds fluffiness, tang, and adds the dairy flavor balance that might be missed without

Salted Caramel Cheesecake

If you love cheesecake this Salted Caramel Cheesecake recipe will soon be your favorite.  I love cheesecake of all kinds.  I like a plain New York-style cheesecake, unadorned and magnificent in its sweet, cheesy simplicity.  I love chocolate cheesecake.  Pairing the smooth texture of cheesecake with a deep chocolate flavoring is like heaven on earth.  Add a chocolate ganache icing and happiness abounds.  And then there's pumpkin cheesecake... Yes, I could go on and on, but truth be told, this Salted Caramel Cheesecake is my favorite of them all. The Best Salted Caramel Cheesecake This post contains affiliate links for your shopping convenience.    Salted Caramel Cheesecake I've been making this  cheesecake for our family Christmas dinner for several years but don't think this cheesecake is just for holidays.  Oh,

Old-Fashioned Molasses Cookies

Molasses cookies are one of the top ten favorite cookies in the United States. This old-fashioned cookie is a favorite because of its perfect balance of tenderness, chewiness, and flavor. Perhaps you have memories of your grandma's delicious molasses cookies.  The scent of a molasses cookie is very inviting.  The combination of cinnamon, ginger, and cloves stimulates both your nose and tongue. Yum! The Best Molasses Cookie Recipe If the memory of Grandma's yummy molasses cookies has stayed with you this recipe will delight you.  It is a traditional molasses cookie recipe with crinkly cracks on top, crisp edges, and a soft chewy center.  

Grandma's Soft and Chewy Date-Filled Cookies

One of the things I can count on as the Thanksgiving and Christmas seasons arrive each year is a feeling of nostalgia. The traditional foods we serve at our family's holiday tables can sure bring out all the feels. Now that it is officially cookie season, we should kick it off with an old-fashioned homemade date-filled cookie recipe. This is a soft, tender cookie with dates that is a special, nostalgic, family recipe.   An Old-Fashioned Date Cookies Recipe This old-fashioned, date-filled cookie was my dad's favorite cookie from his childhood. My dad was born in 1932 so this recipe has been around for quite a while. 

Kitchen Essentials for Holiday Baking

It’s time to get busy baking memorable holiday treats.  Holiday baking often requires baking tools you don't use frequently throughout the year and some of your tools may need a refresh. This is the time of year to take inventory of your kitchen tools as you prepare for your holiday baking.  Having the right tools on hand makes baking easier and less frustrating when you have a lot to do.  Some of these would make nice gifts or stocking stuffers for the bakers on your list, too. Prepare for Holiday Baking with the Right Tools  I’ve made it easier for you to think through what you might need by assembling a list of highly-rated kitchen tools essential for your holiday baking. Use these affiliate links and you’ll be baking holiday treats in a few short days.

Morning Glory Muffins

Does the weather inspire your cooking? I woke up yesterday at the crack of dawn to a beautiful morning.  The air was still, the sun was rising, and sunlight was breaking through the leaves on the trees in a way that takes your breath away.   Yes, it was a glorious morning, and since I was up I decided to make a batch of Morning Glory Muffins.  I was inspired by the day. Morning Glory Muffins to Start Your Day This post contains affiliate links for your convenience. When you shop using these links I receive compensation that helps support the publishing of this blog. Morning Glory Muffins What are Morning Glory Muffins? Morning Glory muffins are chock full of goodness with dried cranberries. carrots, grated apple, coconut, and walnuts.  They are hearty muffins that will remind you of carrot cake. Yum! The Reasons You Will Love Morning Glory Muffins This recipe makes twelve hearty muffins , full of "good for you" ingredients.  You'll find them to be moist, not too sw

Frosted Sicilian "S" Cookies

 I love a good cookie.  This Sicilian "S" cookie is a good cookie. You'll love this cookie, too.  It is easy to make.  If you have kids or grandkids, they'd have fun helping. Everyone will love eating them. Sicilian "S" Cookies You'll love these light sugar cookies with a sweet, sugary glaze as an Easter cookie. I started baking these cookies as a Christmas cookie but have come to love them all year round.    I like them flavored with lemon zest or almond extract. You'll love these cookies with a cup of coffee or tea any time of year, too. You'll find the preparation a little different from your average cookie because you start by mixing the dry ingredients with the butter until it forms a crumb. The addition of the wet ingredients pulls the batter together.  After a quick knead to make the dough smooth and thirty minutes in the refrigerator to chill you'll be ready to bake the cookies.   Easy peasy