How To Make Fresh Marinara Sauce

I love TOMATOES picked fresh from the GARDEN

Then when they come on, WOW… THEY COME ON! So you’ve got to come up with IDEAS for all these TOMATOES!


Related Recipe: 
“Zoodles” of Squash Noodles (Gluten Free)

Well, I have a recipe BELOW that’s WONDERFULlY FRESH, but it also freezes great too!Read the rest

Chicken (Turkey) Noodle Soup – Reg. or Gluten Free

Updated (11/26/12)

My homemade chicken noodle soup is just about as easy as opening a can, HOWEVER so much BETTER!

Often, I’ll roast a chicken or turkey and freeze little zip-type bags of deboned meat – so I can easily have cooked poultry on hand whenever I need it for soup (or whatever!)

One secret for making better soups is adding a quality chicken base paste.Read the rest

Cream Cheese Pie: Strawberry, Banana & Blueberry “Beautiful Old Glory”

Post Update: 7-22-12

  “Beautiful Old Glory”  

I love the month of JULY.

I should mention… the glaze for the strawberries, I use, is simply my homemade Strawberry Jam recipe, which I most often make [fresh] with Instant ClearJel®. My adult children still rave about how amazing it is; even frozen and thawed, it’s so easy to use too.Read the rest

Sweet Dough Flavoring & Cinnamon Roll Recipe

Disneyland Main Street Bakery

Update: June 13, 2013

Note: I have posted MY CINNAMON ROLL recipe 🙂 at the end of this post, reminiscing our Disney Cinnamon Roll memories, by special request (actually by demand from my daughter, hahaha).

Original Post Was : 4/21/12

On Disneyland’s MAIN STREET, there’s the Blue Ribbon BAKERY, which is well known for their huge, amazing cinnamon rolls.Read the rest

Classic Keyboard Signs

Ever wonder what’s the secret ingredient to creating “classic” keyboard signs? Say, you simply want to type “Bake at 350°F for 30 minutes.”

For Windows, it’s 350 (Alt+0176) F; for Macs, see below.
(except DON’T type the parentheses NOR the + sign)

Alternately… I just do 350 (Alt+248) F

Type 350 (hold down Alt key – while – typing numbers),
and then type F = 350°F.Read the rest

Cinnamon Honey Butter

This butter’s flavor is similar to Texas Road House’s secret butter. Perfect for rolls, pancakes & waffles, biscuits – whatever. 
Also see related post: My “Butter’s” Keeper!


Cinnamon Honey Butter

1/2 cup salted butter, SOFTENED
1/3 cup honey
1/3 cup powdered sugar, or Whey Low Powder*
1/2 tsp cinnamon
(Or spice blend, see below)
Touch of vanilla extract

In a medium bowl, whip until light and fluffy with a hand mixer.Read the rest

“Better Baking” Buttermilk Classes

“Better Baking” Buttermilk Classes are available again.
Now you can learn MY SECRETS for “better baking” too.

BBB Class: 30 minutes

Q&A: 15 minutes (more)
Class fee: $10.00
Dates: Here

Plus: I can help you get Instant ClearJel, or send you a small ICJ sample.Read the rest