Fresh Blackberry Pie

Up to this point, I have approached baking from a scientific perspective. To achieve the desired results in a pastry it is necessary to measure accurately and use the correct balance of ingredients. Sure there is room for a bit of finesse but push the creativity too far and your cookies won’t be cookies nor your cakes resemble cakes. This…

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No-Bake Piña Colada Pie

I’m off enjoying the spicy Ponderosa Pine air of Oregon’s High Dessert. While Mr. Second Helpings and I put my recent Vacation Tips into action, I hope you enjoy this sweet treat from the archive.

Lemon-Lime Cream Pie Pops

I recently treated myself to a set of popsicle molds (link). Of all the new kitchen gadgets I have acquired this spring, these popsicle molds have been used the most. Our entire family has enjoyed making and consuming our homemade frozen treats. We have tried making our own fudgsicles with this recipe from Earth Mama’s World. The Little Helping spent a…

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Rhubarb & Strawberry Galette

In my experience, a little splurge now and then is a good thing. I am often asked if there are rules about what treats I can eat or when I can eat them. Happily there are no over arching rules or restrictions governing my food choices. My primary goal is to be mindful of what I eat. When the opportunity…

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No-Bake Piña Colada Pie

I have a problem. It isn’t a real problem except that it is – for me.  I can’t stop making non-essential foods.  Foods like cookies, muffins, cakes, and now pies. I swear up, down, and sideways that I will not be baking anymore treats. I tell anyone who will listen that baking just makes it harder for me to maintain…

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