Recipes

Halloween decorated mugs filled with 22 minute cake bites

22 Minute Cake with Fudge Frosting

When I was very young, our neighbor made this yummy cake.  I remember sitting at her kitchen counter one day when she let me eat two big pieces.  I am smiling just thinking about it.  But it’s not for the faint of heart.  Be ready for a buttery cake topped […]

Exciting News! Pinot & Pie Is Back!

After some time off, Pinot & Pie is back with some exciting news!  I took a break to realize a long-time dream – writing my first novel!  I can’t believe it is actually finished and will be released this spring!  Details for where to get your electronic or print copy […]

Chocolate Hazelnut Filled Raspberries & Champagne

Happy Valentine’s Day!  Celebrate with an indulgent, but simple addition to your favorite sparkling beverage. (Scroll to the end for the recipe.) If you are looking for the perfect way to toast your sweetheart or just yourself, check out these fresh raspberries filled with chocolate hazelnut spread.  Frozen, they are […]

Mini Double Chocolate Cheesecakes with Rum

It’s my birthday so given that we are all sheltering at home, I decided it was time to bake something to celebrate!  For me, that means chocolate, but traditional cake or cupcakes just weren’t getting me excited.  Thinking through the ingredients on hand, I decided to make some cupcake-sized chocolate […]

Happy Holidays! Time for Holiday Favorites

Happy Holidays to All!!! I hope you are all having a great holiday season!  Our family celebrates Christmas, so this year we decided to celebrate with various foods that conjure good memories of Christmas as we grew up.  But you know me, I couldn’t resist adding a few new traditions […]

Thanksgiving Turkey the Easy Way!

Thanksgiving is for remembering all we are thankful for, including our family and friends. For me, it seems the food we enjoy at Thanksgiving always triggers good memories from the past, too.  I love a golden, roasted Turkey with homemade gravy, fruit salad, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, green beans, and […]

Fast Ground Beef Taco Filling

This easy and fast ground beef taco filling forms the basis for quick appetizers or a quick meal when I am running low on time or energy!  It is great for not only tacos but also for enchiladas, stuffed peppers, nachos, and Mexican lettuce wraps!  All you need are three […]