Hello Fall! Okay, so it’s not technically fall yet. But the smell is in the air, and our favorite drink of the season is back! I’ve told you before how I enjoy the magazine, Good Housekeeping. And one of my favorite features was the Good Food page, featuring a one-sentence recipe. Well, just as in any living, breathing thing, Good Housekeeping keeps evolving, changing. No more Good Food, one-sentence recipe page. But never fear, it still has great articles and recipes. Just different titles, such as, Your Look, Your Home, Your Kitchen!

Imagine my delight when I flipped open my latest GH October issue to page 147, the beginning of the Your Kitchen section, to find “Make Your Own PUMPKIN SPICE LATTE”!!!!!

Of course I’m going to share!

wpid-20140909_100931-1.jpgNow, I haven’t even had time to try the recipe yet, as I was so excited to share it with all of you. But trust me, it will be in my refrigerator by the end of the week! You’re welcome; have a delicious fall!



Easiest Recipe of Your Week! Really.

This recipe is really no recipe at all! It’s summer, and if you have a garden, you probably have an overabundance of tomatoes! Well here’s a solution to your tomato problem! Tomatoes + Jalapeño + Ball Fiesta Salsa Mix = your favorite summer salsa!
Bam! It’s that easy! And I don’t even measure. I simply chop up a few tomatoes, dice a small bit of jalapeño, and throw in a couple tablespoons of salsa mix. You can use as much or as little of each as you like. And of course, use your favorite salsa mix or seasonings!


Repost from last summer: Easy Plum Tart!

You all know how I love easy recipes, and this one does not disappoint. Thanks to Good Housekeeping magazine for bringing these each month. They make my life so much easier, and I look forward to each month’s issue. The first thing I do is flip to the “Good Food” page to see what the One Sentence Recipe is for the month. image This time it is this delicious Plum Tart. It’s only fair that I show you the picture from the magazine, because my finished product, and my pictures, never look as good as theirs!

Now for the recipe: Spread 3/4 c canned almond pastry filling on 1 (9 inch) refrigerated premade piecrust rolled out to 12 inches on parchment-lined cookie sheet, leaving a 2 inch border (I did not do it this way; I used a baking stone and left out the parchment and it turned out great); top with 4-5 sliced medium plums, fold in edges, and bake at 400 degrees for 30-35 minutes or until crust is golden and filling is bubbling. Serves 8-10.

Yeah, right! I cut that baby into fourths and my husband and I ate half of it right out of the oven! Then we finished it off the next night! It was that good! Now granted, I’m sure we were not supposed to eat that much. But, we are empty nesters, and I don’t bake all that often! Besides, I’ll run it off tomorrow! Anyway, plums seem to be readily available, so pick up some and try this recipe. Then let me know if you like it as much as I do!

Here are some photos so you can see which products I used, and what the finished tart looks like at my house. Which is a good house; just maybe not as good as the one over at “Good Housekeeping”!

Another Simple Recipe : Nutella Cookies

Well, it was raining yesterday, so I decided it was a good time to bake some cookies. But you know me; I like them simple. Well it doesn’t get much simpler than this. Four ingredients, twenty-four (small) cookies! Enjoy!

Nutella Cookies



1 cup Nutella, 1/2 cup sugar, 1 egg, 1 cup flour


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Mix all the ingredients together. If you still have dry patches, you can add a tablespoon or two of milk. Mix well. Dough should be tacky. Using small cookie scoop or teaspoon, place on cookie sheet and flatten slightly with bottom of small glass.  I use a six ounce juice glass. Bake 7-8 minutes. Do not over cook or they will be dry. Allow to cool and enjoy!

See, easy peasy!

These go great with a cold glass of milk, or a hot cup of coffee. I’ll let you decide!