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  • Fruity Pebbles Marshmallow Treat
    Cooking with kids: funfetti marshmallow bars
    Between now and mid-June, thousands of students in the Suffolk area will be getting out of school for the summer. What better time for parents, grandparents and other caretakers to enjoy time in the kitchen with the kids they love?The June 1st...
  • You can never have too much of a good thing
    You can never have too much of a good thing
    Or, as the legendary Mae West said, too much of a good thing is wonderful. I’ll drink to that, or in this case I raise my fork to her as I enjoy this wonderful addition to the summer menu, a perfect Banana Cake.DIVINE BANANA CAKEIngredients...
  • Red, white and berry vanilla cupcakes
    Taste of summer: Red, White and Berry Vanilla Cupcakes
    Celebrate the red, white and blue with these vanilla cupcakes topped with whipped buttercream frosting and fresh blueberries and strawberries. They're a simple yet beautiful dessert for Memorial Day or 4th of July this summer. And because you&...
  • Bake desserts with less fat and calories
    Bake desserts with less fat & calories: Substitutions for a healthier lifestyle
    We all know that desserts are hard to resist because so many are considered non-healthy choices because they have more fat and calories than anyone wants to consume. Making variations to your favorite dessert recipes is easy to do and will change...
  • Delicious apples for apple coffee cake
    Easy Apple coffee cake
    One of our favorite fruits to bake with is apples. There are so many different kinds to choose from, but usually for cake recipes, we use whatever is available or on sale at the time. This cake has two delicious toppings. One topping bakes on top...
  • 2015
    2015 Farmers markets in the Buffalo-Niagara area: Part two
    What’s better than homemade treats? Homemade treats made with fresh local ingredients! Whether you’re looking for fruits and vegetables, plants to grow your own or fresh baked goods, you’ll find something to bring home at these...
  • Meet Chef Dan
    Meet Chef Dan
    In previous articles I have mentioned my super talented and creative fiancé, Chef Dan D'Alessio. Dan received his call to the culinary arts while struggling at Hofstra University. Given his already crafty kitchen skills, a good friend pushed...
  • Turn plain pecans into a sweet and spicy snacking treat
    Turn plain pecans into a sweet and spicy snacking treat
    There are many places, especially in the south where one can purchase large amounts of pecans. After a while, eating them straight from the shell can get old or tiresome. Sometimes we look for something a little different to tempt our taste buds...
  • Melt in your mouth sweet rolls
    Rich, delicious, sweet cinnamon rolls
    In our family, my father never wanted a cake for his birthday. He wanted a big pan of homemade sweet cinnamon rolls. Nothing beat the aroma of cinnamon rolls baking in the oven. The spiraled rolls are filled with a cinnamon sugar mixture and the...
  • Mini individual cheese cakes
    Mini individual cheese cakes: Choose a cookie or cracker crumb crust
    Cheesecake is hard to resist with its smooth, creamy and lightly sweet taste. One of the biggest issues when baking a cheesecake is slicing it up evenly so everyone gets a slice. After serving a few people the cake knife is left with the...
  • Saucy BBQ chicken to bake in the oven
    Tangy oven baked BBQ chicken
    Oven baked barbecued chicken is a family favorite. We love the flavor of tangy barbeque sauce, coating tender, juicy pieces of chicken. This recipe has BBQ sauce as one of the ingredients. Although there are many different kinds and flavors of BBQ...
  • Love grown foods: gluten free oats
    Add some Love and grow it with Love Grown Foods gluten free oats
    Love GrownFoods is a company on a mission to make change and educate on how to eat healthy. The founders of the company are on a mission to teach others that eating healthy can not only be fun but good for you. "Their belief that everyone...
  • You can always make a carrot cake and folks will love it
    You can always make a carrot cake and folks will love it
    Every once in awhile you see an article or photo story that claims to give you The Last Word on some particularly popular recipe: the definitive chocolate pudding, bread pudding, pound cake and so on. I saw this recipe on Huffington Post’s...
  • Have "S'more" cheesecake!
    Have "S'more" cheesecake!
    The classic warm-weather campfire treat, the "S'more", is a true American favorite! This ingenious combination of graham crackers, chocolate and marshmallows is true indulgence around the campfire. Even if you're not around a...
  • DELISH! Banana Purses
    Wake, Bake & Surprise Mom With Pastry Banana Purses
    Mother’s Day is just a few days away and there are some people still stuck on what to do for mom. If cooking is on the agenda then this recipe for pastry Banana Purses should definitely be on the menu. These delicious pastry treats are a...
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