Berry Tart Bliss


These heavenly tarts are quite addicting, and have such a delicious variety of tastes and textures that they’ll surprise and delight you. The ‘crust’ is actually a cookie, lined with a bit of cake, topped with pudding, layered with berries, then garnished with vanilla sauce. Cookie crust recipe: 1 cup butter, softened with 1/2 cup…

Family-Sized Easy Spinach & Artichoke Dip


This recipe is so easy and delicious that it seems unreal. It can be completed and ready to serve in 10 minutes.  You will need: A glass baking dish 9×9 or similar.  Package of frozen spinach, defrosted, do not drain. 4 oz. prepared artichoke hearts.  1/2 block cream cheese.  4 oz. sour cream.  1 thin…

Let’s Talk Turkey! 6 ways to get juicy.¬†


Say NO to overcooked, dried out turkey this Thanksgiving.      No one enjoys dry turkey so here’s what you can do to ensure yours is moist and delicious.  1. Use a baking bag. These miraculous little inventions are god’s gift to the culinary arts. (Brand doesn’t appear to be important.) They do the basting…

Cleaning the Exterior of Leather Bags/Purses


This couldn’t be simpler.  All you need are a few simple items. A dirty leather purse, Murphy’s Oil Soap mixed half and half with water, cotton swabs, paper towels, and a cloth.     Start with interior leather tags and exterior attached hang tags. Use the cotton swabs to keep the solution only on the…

Cleaning Your Purse Lining


Cleaning your leather purse/bag isn’t nearly as difficult as some might believe. ¬†Here are the first steps (Always start with the lining.) needed to get yours into carrying shape again. Here’s my bag that I LOVE LOVE LOVE. I loved it until it was nearly ruined. The interior had lipstick stains, general yuckiness, and ink…

Quick & Easy Hollandaise


Here’s my recipe that does NOT require a double-boiler. It takes about 5-7 minutes start to finish and makes about 2 cups. You will need: 6 egg yolks (freeze your whites to use in something else) 3 Tbsp water 3 Tbsp fresh squeezed lemon juice 1 stick of butter. (Don’t you dare use margarine!) A…