Archive | May 2012

Vanilla Bacon Man with No Name Cupcake Recipe

Today is Clint Eastwood’s Birthday! So in honor of this macho man I did some research and came across…you guessed it…a cupcake that pays homage to this all American hero (I love Clint Eastwood!)  It even has candied bacon droppings.  Yum!  Just go here to look at this manly and delicious recipe from Jessy Cupcake Co

Happy Birthday, Clint Eastwood!


Lucky Charms Cupcakes

Feeling a tad charming this morning? Lucky Charms Cupcakes would be perfect for you today!  With the moist delicious cake and Lucky Charms topping you wont be able to resist this tasty concoction.   Click on here for the recipe.  Oh…and have a charming day!

German Chocolate Cake

My husband absolutely loves German Chocolate Cake.  For his birthdays and really anytime I feel like being nice to him (which is most of the time!) I will supply him with his favorite dessert of all time.  So today, in honor of my sweet (and very patient) husband, I will share with you my favorite recipe for German Chocolate Cake.  You can find this delicious recipe here and other Country Living recipes at 

Can’t forget the most important part! The Coconut-Pecan filling of course.  Please click here for the yummy filling recipe.



Tuscan Almond Biscotti

This dessert is in honor of my Grandfather, Mario Marini. He was an Italian immigrant who loved America. His dream as a child in Florence was to move to America and to have a better life for his family. He loved America so much that at the age of 40 and with a wife and three daughters, he signed up to defend this great country of ours when we went to war – WWII – not knowing if he would ever return home. His love for America was truly remarkable and he would have done anything to protect and defend her at all costs.   My grandmother Marini was a fine Italian cook and made almond biscotti a few times a year and I have been told these were my Grandpa’s favorites.  Please click here for the recipe.

Thank you, Grandpa, and thank you to those who have paid the ultimate price to defend our freedom.  You will never be forgotten.


Summer Berry Trifle

We attended a friends cookout / pool party this afternoon and decided to make something light, fruity and yummy.  This is my very own concoction so no links to other recipes for this one – just my very own recipe that I will attach below.  Like all of the things that I prefer to make – this one was easy and not complex.  Within a matter of minutes your dessert is ready to eat! Enjoy one of my (and my hubby’s) all time favorites.

Summer Berry Trifle


16 oz    Frozen Whipped Topping

32 oz    Vanilla Yogurt

2           Sara Lee Pound Cakes

1 pkg    Strawberries *

1 pkg    Blueberries *

1            Hershey’s Chocolate Bar


Wash fruit, pat dry and set aside

Cut pound cake into squares

In a large bowl – mix whipped cream and yogurt

In a large glass bowl, layer the dessert (pound cake on the bottom, whipped topping / yogurt layer, fruit mixture and then repeat

Top layer should be whipped topping / yogurt layer and then add chocolate shavings

* Can use any type of berries with this dessert


Hot Summer Day? Try a Lemon Icebox Pie!


Its going to be near 100 degrees here in Kentucky today.  I love summertime but feel like a wilted flower when it comes to the heat and humidity. Eagle Brand’s Lemon Icebox Pie is the perfect treat to have on a sweltering summer day. Lemons are incredibly refreshing and anything with the name “icebox” in it is a fan of mine today.  The pie only take about 20 minutes to prep – and a few hours to chill to make it nice and cold. Enjoy your day and welcome summer 2012! Click here for this fantastic (and cool) recipe.

Sugar & Star Flag Cookies

As we approach Memorial Day weekend, here’s wishing you a fantastic weekend full of good food, cold beer and special times with family and friends.  Let us not forget and forever be humbled by the men and women who have given the ultimate sacrifice for our country.  May we also continue to rally behind and support those who are in service now – thank you for keeping us safe here at home and abroad.

In honor of Memorial Day in a few days, here is a simple and delicious recipe for Sugar & Star Flag Cookies.  The recipe can be found here.  Make sure you check out Taste of Home for more delicious recipes to bring to your cookout this weekend.

God Bless America! Land that I love!

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