No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffles

FOR THE CHOCOLATE LOVERS   I’m a big fan of truffles and chocolate but when you combine peanut butter with chocolate, even better. When you make this easy 4 ingredient chocolate peanut butter truffle recipe the people who sample these treats will be begging for the recipe. I’ve made truffles for a while now and although they are easy many people tend to shy away from them because the name “truffle” sounds posh and must mean they are difficult to make. Hardly the truth as you will find out today. If you are in a pinch and need an easy treat to bring to a gathering you can whip up some truffles in no time. Even dipping the truffles in chocolate is not that time-consuming. You can use the same chocolate dipping process as Mr.CBB does for his peanut butter balls.   Easy dessert recipes   Most people unless they are passionate about baking don’t want to spend any more time in the kitchen baking than they have to. Creating simple recipes is part of what I do because although I love to bake there are times when simple is best. You will see with this truffle recipe that it’s […]

Homemade Lemonade

FRESHLY SQUEEZED LEMONS…   If you are a lemon lover like myself this homemade lemonade recipe is a must try for you. Nothing beats the taste of fresh lemonade. Homemade lemonade is not only simple to make but you get to control the amount of sweetness without and added preservatives or additives to the mix. Growing up your children might ask you if they can have a lemonade stand out front the house and I know Mr.CBB has mentioned that he has seen many kids with a lemonade stand at garage sales. It’s a great way for parents to be around to monitor their kids as they become their own bosses while the parents sell stuff they no longer need. It was my daughter’s birthday this week and if you follow me on Facebook you will know that I made her a princess dress cupcake. It worked out beautifully as she really wanted cupcakes for her birthday along with my fresh homemade lemonade. I can assure you I’m not a lemonade tycoon but I do enjoy making as much as I can at home rather than buying it pre-made.   Making lemonade   There are not many ingredients that go […]

Lemon Biscotti

TO DIP OR NOT DIP… I love Italian food and my one go to biscuit from my Italian recipes are biscotti cookies. I adore these biscotti especially since they are easy Italian cookies to make. If you’ve never taken the time to make biscotti cookies because you are discouraged by the recipe rest assured it’s not that bad at all. I wasn’t sure if my kids would enjoy biscotti because they are a hard cookie but to my surprise they ask for biscotti on occasion and I happily make them.   Biscotti   What are biscotti? Italian biscotti are traditional Italian cookies and are twice-baked also called “cantuccini” as they are a dry cookie originating in the Italian city of Prato. The reason biscotti is twice-baked is because they store for longer periods of time. This was great when people were out at war or gone for extended time periods. Food that lasts was important and making biscotti is a tradition that has lived on. Biscotti are usually eaten with a crisp white wine or a wine called Vin Santo which is a Tuscan fortified wine either before or after a meal in Italy. Outside of Italy biscotti are eaten […]

Cheddar Chive Biscuits

A TASTE OF FRESHNESS   If you are a fan of cheddar cheese biscuits you must try my cheddar chive biscuits which takes the taste up one notch in flavour. I don’t know about you guys but I love cheese and so does the rest of the family. We often buy cheese when it’s on sale and freeze it so we always have cheese in the house especially for cooking. Adding cheese to biscuits seems like a natural thing to do but you can turn any plain biscuit into something magical in your mouth with a host of flavours sweet or savoury. My garden is now in full bloom with my veggies growing at extra speed with all this rain we’ve been getting. My chives have done exceptionally well considering I’ve left them out all winter long. Mind you it’s pretty hard to kill chives, spring onions and garlic. I have already cut them about 3 times and they continue to produce for me. I’m sure if I take them in over the winter with my luck things would be different.   Cheddar chive biscuits   Tonight I am making my bruschetta pasta salad and these cheddar chive biscuits to […]

Crunchy baked chicken with Greek Tzatziki

JAZZ UP YOUR CHICKEN   Now that the first day of summer has rolled in BBQ parties and gatherings are in full force and so are your invites to such events. Today I’ve got this creamy Tzatziki chicken that will leave your guests wondering how in the world you gave chicken so much flavour. We have all had those days where we really can’t be bothered to cook after having a party. If you stare at the leftovers wondering what to do with them don’t fret because I’ve got some ideas for you today. If you are anything like me I always host a food party and ask my guests to bring their own bottle of alcohol (BYOB) and mix so I can focus on delicious food. It’s a great way for all of us friends to get together and keep the costs low, especially if we rotate whose house we have the next dinner gathering at. Sometimes it’s amazing the food that comes out because it generally gives us something to talk about, especially when it’s recipes we’ve never heard of. I like to be off the wall with my creativity so I tend to shake things up a […]

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