Hand Surgery And My Favorite Recipes


I had hand surgery this week and I’m not the greatest one finger typer, so I thought I’d share with you some of my favorite recipes.  I hope you take a few moments to check them out and I’ll be back with you as soon as I can figure out how to type with more than one finger!

Take care and enjoy!

Blackberry Bottom Creme Brulee
My absolute favorite dessert, right after pie and right before cheesecake.


Potato And Cheddar Cheese Perogies
And they’re not just my favorite because I’m Ukrainian.  Slathered in butter and onions and sour cream, there is nothing finer.  I’m drooling right now!


Butter Tart Squares
Sweet caramel, shortbread crust, what’s not to love?


Pizza Dip
It’s ooey and gooey, cheesy and oh, so good!


Dough Boys
My grandmother’s version of a perfectly fried donut-like treat!


Roasted Beet and Orange Salad with Honey Orange Dressing
The sweetness of roasted beets with zesty orange, ahhh, a match made in Heaven.


Apple Hand Pies
There’s no reason why you can’t eat apples in the Spring too.


Bacon Cheddar Beer Bread
It has 4 of my favorite things – bacon, cheddar, beer, and bread!


Happy Holidays From My Family To Yours And The Best Of 2013 Recipe Round Up


Another year has come and gone.  It’s been a busy roller coaster of ups and downs that would otherwise make this ride of life a little bit boring. We’ve celebrated some milestones and have mourned some losses.  We’ve learned new things, shared new experiences, and have appreciated each one. We’ve made new friends, welcomed new family, and have shed some tears over those we’ve lost.   This is what life is all about.

So from my family to your family, I wish you all the best for a safe and happy holiday season and a prosperous New Year.


Whipped Shortbread Cookies
Melt in your mouth, buttery goodness!


Peanut Butter Marshmallow Confetti Squares
A favorite of adults and kids alike!

peanut_butter_marshmallow_1_mfbBanana Muffins
No fuss, one bowl, moist and delicious!

Banana MuffinCoconut Balls
Perfection in ball form!

coconut_balls_7_mfbButtercream Icing
A tasty icing that holds its shape well.

buttercream_1_mfbButter Tart Squares
Gooey goodness in every bite!

Butter Tart SquaresCarrot Muffins
The perfect anytime snack!

carrot_2_mfbCoconut Cream Pie
Coconutty goodness with fresh whipped cream!

coconut_cream_pie_sliceRoasted Tomato Sauce With Garlic
For when you hit the mater mother lode!

Tomato SaucePistachio Pudding Cake
Memory evoking!

pistachio_cake_6_mfb Have a fantastic 2014! laura