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Homemade Hostess Cupcakes

Homemade Hostess Cupcakes

Hostess cupcakes, real or homemade, take me back to simpler days — playing kickball outside all afternoon, watching the Brady Bunch on t.v., listening to the Monkees sing “Daydream Believer”, and having sleepovers with...

Creamy Coconut Rice

Creamy Coconut Rice

I’m crazy for coconut.  I think I’ve told you that, though.  I’ve presented coconut to you in a number of sweet recipes, but here’s something new.  Coconut Rice is a wonderful, savory way to...

Almond Joy Bars

Almond Joy Bars

I love Almond Joy candy bars.  If you put one in front of me, I would undoubtedly eat it.  My sons know that if they get any for Halloween, that they should give them...

Orzo "Mac & Cheese"

Orzo “Mac & Cheese”

Orzo is one my favorite pastas.  If you haven’t experienced orzo, it’s a small, rice-shaped pasta that has really grown in popularity because of it’s versatility.  It’s great in cold pasta salads, soups, and...

Split Pea Soup

Split Pea Soup

I came across a recipe for Split Pea Soup with Smoked Turkey Sausage on a blog titled Coconut & Lime a few weeks ago, and I couldn’t stop thinking about it.  Truthfully, I love split...