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Sugar Free Cheesecake Brownies . . . & Raccoons

Well this post was intended for a few days ago – but then around here things never seem to go as planned. Just too much to do and not enough time.   And then on top of that, there was the raccoon. I’ve not had many encounters with ‘wild’ animals since we’ve lived here – […]

Chocolate Cake in the Pan with Fudge Frosting – 50% Less Sugar

Seems I’m always trying to find a way to make desserts with no – or at least less -sugar. The latest in my search was to make an old favorite, Cake in the Pan using Splenda® for half of the sugar called for in the recipe (cake and fudge frosting).   This treat is a […]

Crunchy, Country Fried Chicken & Raining Pears

  What a time it’s been. We were prepared to get around 11 inches of rain from Harvey – according to local weather – but ended up getting only about 5-1/2 inches . . . over 4 days!  You can see from the photo that Houston got inundated.  Having been born and raised in Houston […]

Old-Fashioned Fried Shrimp

To borrow an old cliché. when it rains it pours.  Seems that is how our doctor appointments have been going lately.  They all hit around the same time which takes a toll on both David and myself.  Lots of travel, lots of waiting. Last week was busy with running and two more appointments this week.   […]

Sugar Free Brownies from Cake Mix & Spiced Pears

Success!   Tried making David some brownies from the sugar free, chocolate Pillsbury cake mix.  (And, in case you’re wondering, yes I know they make a sugar free brownie mix – but the stores in my area don’t stock it.)   Started by checking the directions on a traditional box of brownies to see what the differences […]