Valentine Strawberry Pastry Dessert

Strawberry Heart Pastry Dessert

My Valentine's Day theme is all about the heart.  Keeping this in mind I wanted to create a heart shaped dessert.  Since I don't really enjoy baking (all about savory)  my recipe needed to be easy, yet, an elegant dessert.   Valentine Strawberry Pastry Dessert is a perfect recipe for Valentine's Day. The recipe is very […]

Homemade Lemon Curd Berry Trifle

Lemon Curd with Berry Trifle

You might not know I love to cook . . . and did so professionally for 20 years. Once I retired  my business my love for cooking re-ignited, all the pressure was gone, the food industry is a high stress and demanding business. With all the available fresh berries I wanted to make Homemade Lemon […]

Valentine Healthy Brownie With Coconut Whipped Cream

Healthy Brownie with Coconut Whipped Cream

Hello everyone, Hope you all had a great weekend and the weather didn't stop you any! We had 4" of more snow Saturday for a total of 60" here in the windy city.  Boy has it ever been windy!!!! Mr. Charmer is a big chocolate lover but he's not a guy who likes "fancy" desserts.  […]

Pumpkin Seed Brittle

Pumpkin Seed Brittle

Last week while reading my new issue of Country Living Magazine a recipe caught my eye - Pumpkin Seed Brittle.  I love peanut brittle, but lately peanuts don't agree with me, and this was a good option to still have brittle. It's a quick and easy brittle too. Pumpkin Seed Brittle It tasted so good […]

Peppermint Cheesecake

peppermint cheesecake

I'm hoping all of you had a great holiday with your family, we did!  We were able to stay up all day!!!! I ran out of time before I could share our Christmas dinner dessert...Peppermint Cheesecake. The Peppermint Cheesecake is a lighter version, but with full flavor.  I've always made these as squares, but  this […]

Spiced Apple Cake with Maple Glaze

Spiced Apple Cake with Maple Glaze

  I've never really had a sweet tooth...I'm a salt.a.holic! But there is one candy bar I cannot refuse - Snickers.  Every Halloween I ask Mr. Charmer not to buy Snickers, and every year he does. He always hides them in the buffet and is surprised when I find them??? In 4 days I ate […]