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Our FAVORITE Brownies!

Our FAVORITE Brownies!

I bet I’ve tried 25 brownie recipes over the years… but this one…this one takes the cake…er brownie! They hold all of the things a brownie should! Shiny top, moist but not too moist. Truly special. Rather than using cocoa powder, it uses chocolate pieces. Yum! [Read More]

Holiday Treat: Lemon Coconut Bars

Holiday Treat: Lemon Coconut Bars

When I got the call that I’d be doing a full 26 minutes on the TV show Robin’s Nest, and it would be broadcasting in the preparation time for the holidays, I set to work pulling a few of my favorite and easy go to recipes. This recipe was shared with me by a [Read More]

Bavarian Apple Torte

Bavarian Apple Torte

Over the summer the aunt of a dear friend passed away. We had enjoyed delicious meals at Aunt Mary’s house and were so sad that she had passed. Our friend, Fran,  gave me a good portion of her cookbook library, of which I have barely been able to scratch the surface [Read More]

Spicy Shrimp Tacos

Spicy Shrimp Tacos

There are days when I come home having taught a 12 hour day and the thought of cooking is almost too much for me. Almost… This is one of the recipes that I’ve developed for a fast, healthy and tasty dinner… especially good when you’re not in the mood to be [Read More]

Thanksgiving Planning 101

Thanksgiving Planning 101

I love Thanksgiving. It’s a time for me to pull out all of the stops and show my friends and family how much I adore them by cooking up a feast. Starting about 15 years ago I began the annual Pot-Luck Thanksgiving Feast. I make a turkey or two, stuffing, gravy, [Read More]

Rock Star Mango Salsa

Rock Star Mango Salsa

This will be the easiest dish you’ve made in ages and when you serve it you will be treated as a Rock Star… it’s THAT GOOD! It’s a staple dish at all summer gatherings thrown at The MacKay Way. At larger events I’ll serve two bowls. The red [Read More]

Entertaining

Entertaining

The feast for the Merenda in Florence, Italy! An afternoon/evening meal with friends. In Italian, La Merenda means “early snack” and refers to an Italian custom of early evening socializing and gathering to share food and drink amongst friends and family. This [Read More]

Kitchen Sink Cookies

Kitchen Sink Cookies

There are times when I need a break from chocolate chip cookies. Call me crazy, OK, I’m crazy. As I’ve been looking out in cookieland this week during National Cookie Week I’ve seen a lot of great chocolate options, but I’ve decided to provide yet [Read More]

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Our FAVORITE Brownies!

Our FAVORITE Brownies!

I bet I’ve tried 25 brownie recipes over the years… but this one…this one takes the cake…er brownie! They [Read More]

Holiday Treat: Lemon Coconut Bars

Holiday Treat: Lemon Coconut Bars

When I got the call that I’d be doing a full 26 minutes on the TV show Robin’s Nest, and it would be [Read More]

Giving a Cat an Inhaler and other Normal Things

Giving a Cat an Inhaler and other Normal Things

Things around The MacKay Way are never dull. I can’t ever recall having an “I’m Bored” moment, [Read More]

Simple Pleasures

Simple Pleasures

After three weeks on the road it was so nice to come home and stroll through the gardens to collect some things for [Read More]

The Staple Dress

The Staple Dress

September has rolled in with a BANG! So much to do in the weeks ahead that my lists have lists!!! As I started my [Read More]

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