Recipes to die for…

From the books, and a few extras.
Nothing fancy, but definitely delicious!
I hope you enjoy them!


It’s a twist on the classic peanut butter cookie!
Crunchy outside, creamy inside, with just a hint of cinnamon.
It won the Pillsbury Bakeoff in 2008!


I discovered this incredible
sandwich many years ago
on the Oprah show.

The original recipe calls for three cheeses –
Havarti, Mozzarella, and Danish Fontina,
but almost cheese will do.
It’s the basil and honey that makes it special.

Sugar cream pieSUGAR CREAM PIE
Katy planned to make yummy this pie
for her new neighbors,
but it never made it across the street.
This pie ain’t pretty, but it’s incredible.
And so simple to make. Better the next day.

almond glazed cookies


This is a yummy and easy to make cookie
from Betty Crocker. I’ve tweaked the recipe
just a bit to make it even easier.


I saw this on an old episode of
Best Thing I Ever Ate on the Food Channel.
It is delicious and easy to prepare.
Everyone will want thirds!

Quinoa One Bowl Meal

I found a version of this recipe online,
but it called for chili powder and jalapenos–
too spicy for my husband (after throat cancer).
I made this mild version for the family and they LOVED it.

Even my toddler grandson.

Katy McKenna loves it too.
Plus, it’s super easy to make, so that’s probably why.

Arizona Sunshine Pie
The easiest lemon pie I have ever made!
Really delicious!

These have not been in a book yet – but it will be!

Roasted Butternut Squash Lasagna

Pineapple Casserole

Green Bean Casserole
Not your mom’s recipe!

Christmas Carrots
Amazing! From Chef Tom Kettridge on the BBC

Sweet Potato Bake Casserole
A delicious casserole. Be prepared to share the recipe!

Mushroom Pie
Wonderful. This recipe was given to me by a dear man
who’d been a military sniper in the Middle East.
He carried a heavy burden in his heart.

Mustard Roasted Potatoes
Adapted from Ina Garten. Super easy and delicious!

Cinnamon-Tomato Jam
Delicious as a side. On pork, chicken, lamb. 

Instant Pot Cold Start Super Easy Yogurt

Sweet and Saltines – AKA Christmas Crack

Almond Toffee Bars
Got this recipe from my daughter-in-law. So good!

Easy Veggie Pie
Katy serves this for brunch in the fifth book that
I’m currently writing. My grandkids love it!

Pumpkin Bread
I searched for the ultimate pumpkin bread
and found it! Soooo good!
Even better the next day.

Easy and Incredible Sugar Cookies
Warning: Extremely addictive.

Raspberry Almond Shortbread Thumbprint Cookies
Another recipe I wish I hadn’t found.
So darn good you won’t want to share!

Pam’s White-Wheat Bread Recipe
for Bread Machine
I have fine-tuned this recipe and
now it’s my grandkids’ favorite.

Morning Streusel Cake
Or afternoon, evening,…whenever.

Golden Butter Syrup
Don’t hate me for this! Addictive!

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