Whiskey Pear Trifles

Whiskey Pear Trifles | From My Sweet Heart

“THE LIGHT MUSIC OF WHISKEY FALLING INTO GLASSES MADE AN AGREEABLE INTERLUDE.”  James Joyce. There was a time when I would have told you that I don’t care very much for whiskey.  But then, I decided to make some Home Made Irish Cream.  You know, that wonderful creamy liqueur that has you believing you are…

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Almond & Oat Granola Bars

Almond & Oat Granola Bars | From My Sweet Heart

“RESPECT YOUR BODY.  EAT WELL.  DANCE FOREVER.”  Eliza Gaynor Minden. Let’s talk granola bars. Crunchy or chewy? I love all kinds, but for me, I prefer chewy. Granola bars are such a perfect, quick, compact, portable snack .  And I eat them pretty regularly.  There may be some decent store bought brands out there, but…

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Lemon Ricotta Pancakes with Blueberry Maple Syrup

Lemon Ricotta Pancakes with Blueberry Maple Syrup | From My Sweet Heart

“ALL HAPPINESS DEPENDS ON A LEISURELY BREAKFAST.”  John Gunther. It is so nice when I have time to make breakfast.  Actually, it is so nice when I have time to EAT breakfast!  Most mornings I find myself standing at my kitchen counter and gulping down a yogurt; or just grabbing a Starbucks along the way…

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Iced Berries in Warm White Chocolate Cream


“SIMPLICITY IS THE ULTIMATE SOPHISTICATION.”  Leonardo DaVinci. Sometimes the simple pleasures are the best.  And there are some things in their natural form that just can’t be improved upon.  Like biting into a peach on a hot summer day and feeling the juice trickle down your chin onto your favorite white tee shirt!  Well this…

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Vintage Cakes: Black and White Cake

Vintage Cake: The Black and White Cake | From My Sweet Heart

“INTO THE DARKNESS THEY GO, THE WISE AND THE LOVELY.”  Edna St. Vincent Millay. I have just experienced chocolate in a way that I have never known.  There is a depth of flavor to this cake that is so sophisticated.  Yet it plunges you into a place of darkness that is so utterly reassuring.  You’ve…

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Snickerdoodle Cheesecake


“ARRANGE  WHATEVER PIECES COME YOUR WAY.”  Virginia Woolf. It’s been a little while since I last participated in the Improv Cooking Challenge, founded by Kristen at The Frugal Antics of a Harried Homemaker.  But I’m glad to be back!  Every month Kristen challenges us with two ingredients that we can use in any way we…

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Coconut Risotto

Coconut Risotto | From My Sweet Heart

“PULL UP A CHAIR.  TAKE A TASTE.  COME JOIN US.  LIFE IS SO ENDLESSLY DELICIOUS.”  Ruth Reich.l Most days, I think we can all benefit from a little ‘group therapy’.  And my favorite online group to participate in is the  Improv Cooking Challenge.  Kristen, from The Frugal Antics of a Harried Homemaker, is the wonderful…

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