I'm a simple home cook who loves the challenge of a new recipe!! I have as many kitchen tragedies as I do triumphs. The saying in my house is "Well, there's always cereal if this doesn't work". I think recipes are meant to be a jumping off point - they are meant to be tweaked, revised, personalized and even trashed if you don't like them - so have fun! I have to admit, one of my biggest joys in life is watching someone enjoy what I've made them. I will throw in a disclaimer; I'm assuming every cook gathers their recipes the way I do. I get the from old church cookbooks, the web, magazines, friends, relatives, soup cans, the back of boxes - you name it! If any of my recipes seem very familiar to you, then they very well could be. I usually try to put my own spin on the recipes I use, but sometimes they're perfect the way they are. There's no way I could list a lifetime of sources so I'm going to give a shout out to some of my favorites: Ina Garten, Jamie Oliver, Gordon Ramsay (don't look at me like that - the man has some serious Michelin stars) and Nat's What I Reckon (Seriously. Look him up on YouTube; it will be worth your while.) Who knows; you might be one of my favorites too! I have a nearly perfect son, a wonderful mom, brothers, sisters, friends and a slew of co-workers who benefit, or not, from my experimentations. They give me great feedback and I thank every one of them. I wish I had some witty one-liner to sign off with but I don't. So take care, be safe and tell the people who mean anything at all to you that you love them. Don't forget the apron, Candy

German Chocolate Pie

Frosted Berries

Frosted Berries

refrigerator bread and butter pickles

Super Easy Refrigerator Bread & Butter Pickles


Sweet & Sticky BBQ Ribs

Creamy Tortellini

Creamy Tortellini with Vegetables

Chicken Tetrazzini

Easy Chicken Tetrazzini

lace cookies

Lace Cookies

tucka finished

Microwave Apple Upside Down Cake with Salted Maple Caramel

Stuffed chicken plated

Stuffed Chicken with Onion Jam and Mushrooms

apple ring baked

Apple Honey Ring

Anzac Closeup

Traditional Anzac Biscuits

Tart Crust Plated

Classic French Fresh Fruit Tart