This is a recipe that I discovered on the Taste of Home website. It is absolutely delicious and is ringed with chocolaty Almond Joy bars. Super easy to make and can be made days ahead for convenience. Perfect for summertime and your guests will be so impressed. 18 macaroons crumbs ¼ c. butter, melted ¾ c. hot fudge ice cream topping 26 snack-size Mound or Almond Joy candy bars 1 qt. vanilla ice cr
I thought today that I would post a recipe that wasn't baking related. At this time of the year, many of us are having picnics and enjoying the beautiful outdoors. This recipe is for a macaroni salad that I developed so many years ago. It has become a favorite in our family and I hope you will enjoy it too. If the amount of celery seed and seasoned salt might be a bit much for you, feel free to re
Scones are such a nice treat for brunch or an afternoon tea. They are not difficult to make and you can use different dried fruits and nuts that you like. I love apricot so this recipe calls for dried apricots. Served with the Devon Cream and some apricot preserves or jam and you are in heaven. This Devon Cream (or clotted cream) recipe is so easy and tastes so good. You can use it to top pound ca
Biscotti are an Italian favorite. This recipe is my favorite because I love almonds. They are crisp and crunchy. Biscotti are twice-baked to make them extra crisp and dry. Perfect for dunking in a cup of coffee, like I do, or with a glass of wine. How do you eat your Biscotti? 3 ¼ c. all-purpose flour 1 T. baking powder ¼ tsp. salt 1 c. sliced almonds 1 ½ c. granulated sugar 10 T. butter, melted
I love cream puffs. They are a little time-consuming but so worth it. This past Christmas I made them for a gathering and, needless to say, they all disappeared. I make mine with a custard filling which is simply scrumptious. I have used this filling to fill the middle of a bundt cake and when sliced people eat the custard first! Of course, if you prefer a sweetened cream filling, that would be de
Moist and savory muffins bursting with melted cheese and ham. These hearty muffins make a great breakfast treat, or serve them with soup or salad for lunch. They are great for kids lunch boxes too! I have many recipes for savory muffins and will be posting more soon. Any special requests? How about Florentine Muffins, Pepperoni Pizza Muffins, Sun-dried Tomato Muffins, just to name a few. Just let
I love pistachios so I created this recipe for Pistachio Cupcakes. Instead of a simple white buttercream frosting I decided on a white chocolate frosting. The recipe calls for instant pistachio pudding mix which makes these cupcakes extra moist. You can add a little green food coloring to darken the green color of the batter. If you want to add some chopped pistachios to the batter you can. Just b
And the winner is BJ. A big congratulations to BJ for winning the Sweet Kathleen's Simply Sweet Cookie Cookbook. You will receive an email soon about your prize. Thanks to all who entered. And please come back and visit as we will be having more giveaways and lots of recipes too!
Hello Everyone. I hope you are all having a great day. I just got finished, well almost, cleaning all the yellow pollen off my screened in porch. What a mess. Yellow dust was everywhere. Still a little more to do but I wanted to remind you that if you have not entered my giveaway there is still time. The winner will be chosen tonight and I will post the results. Just click here to enter.And now on
With Mother's Day this coming weekend, I thought I would share my recipe for Pink Lady Cake. It is such a pretty cake and I know a Mom would love it. The cake is very moist with the addition of the pureed strawberries. And the strawberry cream cheese frosting is yummy. I add a little food coloring to the frosting and it really looks so delightful. It is one of my favorite cakes to make. It is perf
I am doing a post on Iveta Gourmet mixes when you want to create something easy and delicious. They offer a complete selection of scone, muffin, cupcake, and biscuit mixes as well as jams, jellies, clotted cream and so much more. They even have gluten free scone mixes. They use all natural, high-quality ingredients. I purchased their scone mixes and they are so delicious. All you need to do is add
This is a moist pound cake with great lime taste. If you don't have access to Florida key limes, I recommend substituting regular limes or good quality bottled key lime juice. It is a nice change of pace from key lime pie and would be perfect for a summer luncheon. Enjoy! Cake3 c. all-purpose flour ¼ tsp. baking soda ¼ tsp. salt 1 c. (2 sticks) butter, softened 2 2/3 c. granulated sugar 5 T. key l
If you haven't already entered my giveaway there is still time! Just comment to my previous post. One of my followers mentioned to me that I had my word verification turned on. I had no idea it was on. I have since turned it off. Some blogs I visit have theirs turned on and that is fine. But for some reason, it takes me two or three times to get the code words correct that they are asking for. Oh
I realized that I did not have a giveaway for my new cookbook! So here it is. It is a recipe collection of old-fashioned cookies, special occasion cookies, Italian cookies, bar cookies and brownies. There is something for everyone. If you like to bake cookies, this book is for you.TO ENTER the drawing just be a follower of this blog (to follow just press the follow button of the sidebar). Leave a
Wow, it has been some time since I have posted a recipe! I guess many of you thought I had disappeared. No, I am here but have been incredibly busy. So tonight I thought I would sit down and share this recipe for a luscious lemon layer cake. I hope you enjoy it and I promise to post more recipes soon. Cake4 c. plus 2 T. sifted cake flour (measure after sifting) 2 tsp. baking powder 1 ½ tsp. baking
Best Wishes to all of you for a wonderful holiday season. May all your dreams come true. I look forward to posting more recipes in the New Year.
I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I am still baking cookies for the cookie trays that people are ordering. This recipe is great for cut-out cookies and was featured in my cookie book. The dough is easy to work with and you can use many different cookie cutters depending on the holiday or occasion. The kids will enjoy helping too! Cookies2 ½ c. all-purpose flour1 tsp. baking powder½ tsp.
I am starting to make my Christmas cookies and freezing them.It's hard to believe it is that time of the year. I get lots of orders for my cookies and do many favorites. Each year I like to add several new kinds. I found these pretty little cookies, which are a rich blend of lemon and almond. They were featured on the Odense website. I was so pleased out how they turned out and they are just
With Thanksgiving coming soon many of you will be making pumpkin pies, pecan pies and many other delicious baked goods. How about a pumpkin cheesecake? This recipe makes a very impressive cheesecake that I know you and your guests will really enjoy. It is rich, creamy and oh-so-delicious. Crust1 ½ c. graham cracker crumbs¼ c. granulated sugar6 T. butter, meltedFilling5 (8 oz.) pkgs. cream ch
This is the perfect time of the year to make these yummy bars. They smell so good baking in the oven and the cream cheese frosting makes them special. I like to use Granny Smith apples when I bake, but I know we all have our favorites. I hope you enjoy this recipe. 2 c. all-purpose flour2 tsp. baking soda2 tsp. ground cinnamon¼ tsp. salt2 egg whites2 c. granulated sugar2 T. lemon juice1 T.
What better way to celebrate fall than with delicious muffins right out of the oven. These apple muffins are moist and have a streusel topping. They are a great way to start the day along with a hot cup of coffee. Streusel Topping1/3 c. light brown sugar 2 T. all-purpose flour¼ tsp. ground cinnamon1 T. butter, room temperatureMuffin2 c. all-purpose flour1 T. baking powder¾ tsp. ground
It is so hard to believe that summer is over and it is fall. I love fall and I enjoy baking at this time of the year. This recipe is for a wonderful pumpkin spice layer cake with cream cheese frosting. It would be great for a Halloween party and perfect for fall and winter parties. 3 c. all-purpose flour2 tsp. baking powder½ tsp. baking soda2 tsp. ground cinnamon¾ tsp. ground nutmeg¾ tsp. gr
Pizzelle are traditional waffle cookies made from flour, eggs, sugar, butter or vegetable oil and flavoring (such as vanilla, anise, or lemon). Pizzelle were originally made in the Abruzzo region of south-central Italy. The name comes from the Italian word for "round" and "flat" (pizze). Many other cultures have developed a pizelle-type cookie as part of their culture. Pizzelle are popular during
It has been some time since I have posted a recipe. I have been very busy and summer is almost over. Where does the time go? This is a recipe for a delicious cookie from my new book. It is perfect for an afternoon tea. Dough1 ½ c. all-purpose flour¼ tsp. salt¾ c. butter, softened¾ c. confectioners’ sugar, sifted1 tsp. vanilla extract½ tsp. lemon extract1 lg. eggGranulated sugarFilling½ c. (1
My Sweet Kathleen's Cookie Cookbook has arrived and is now available to order. It is a recipe collection of old-fashioned cookies, special occasion cookies, Italian cookies, bar cookies and brownies. I had lots of fun doing the book and I hope you will enjoy the recipes. To order just click here
I hope you all had a wonderful Sunday and A Happy Father's Day. My second cookbook which is devoted to cookie recipes should arrive from the printer by the end of June. It is a cookbook featuring old-fashioned, specialty, Italian, and bar cookies. There are recipes for brownies too! When I receive the cookbook, I will post it. In the meantime, here is a recipe for a delicious torte cake. Perfect f
And the winner is Gina. A big congratulations to Gina for winning the Sweet Kathleen's Cookbook. You will receive an email soon about your prize. Thanks to all who entered. And please come back and visit as we will be having more giveaways and lots of recipes too!
As I mentioned in my previous post, my cookbook should be arriving shortly. And what better way to celebrate then with a giveaway of my book! It is a recipe collection of old-fashioned pound cakes, loaf cakes and coffee cakes. I hope the cakes in this book take you back to a time when we simply did everything the old-fashioned way, using the best ingredients, and mixing them with lots of love. TO
The printer called and my books are being shipped. I should have them shortly. If you would like to order a book please click on the book and it will take you to the order page. As soon as I receive the books, I will mail them out immediately. I also sent my second book to the printer. It is Simply Sweet Cookies and will be available, I am guessing, in July. It is a recipe collection of old-fashio
I am so excited that I have sent my cookbook to be reprinted. It will be available for order sometime in May. It is filled with old-fashioned recipes for pound cakes, coffee cakes and loaf cakes. I will keep you updated when it is available. I am also working on several new baking cookbooks which I am hoping to have available soon! So please stop back. Thanks.
Enjoy breakfast the New Orleans way with these warm, crispy bites. I stumbled upon this recipe on the Taste of Home website. It was submitted by one of it's readers. They would be perfect for an Easter brunch. Topped with powdered sugar, they are yummy and light.2 eggs, separated1 c. all-purpose flour1 tsp. baking powder1/8 tsp. salt1/2 c. granulated sugar1/4 c. water1 T. butter, melted2 tsp. grat
Always a favorite at Easter in an Italian household. When I was young I couldn't wait to go to my aunt's house and have this delicious treat. The key to this pie is to thoroughly drain the ricotta and the pineapple. I hope you enjoy it. 1 Refrigerated All-Ready pie crust or homemade 1 lb. whole milk ricotta cheese (drained) 1 c. canned crushed pineapple in own juice (drained) 3 lg. eggs 1 c.
This little loaf cake hits the spot when you are craving something moist and yummy. It is especially delicious served with the strawberry-peach sauce. A perfect treat anytime. Loaf 2 c. all-purpose flour 1 tsp. baking powder ¼ tsp. salt 1/8 tsp. ground nutmeg 1 c. (2 sticks) butter, softened 1 ¼ c. granulated sugar 1 T. vanilla extract 4 lg. eggs, room temperature ¼ c. milk Strawberry-
As you know, most of my posts are baking recipes. But today I would like to share with you a wonderful story that really touched my heart. I had received a comment from Heather in my last post asking that I contact her because she had a question. I wrote to her and she shared her journey with me. Six years ago Heather gave birth to a beautiful daughter, Lily. What a joyous time for her and her hus
It is hard to believe that Christmas has come and gone. Soon Valentine's Day will be here. This is a nice little cookie to make for those special someone's in your life. It is a recipe that I got from the Land O'Lakes website. They are easy to make and taste so good. Your little ones might want to help with the chocolate dipping.Cookie1 c. butter, softened1 (3 oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened3/4 c
This recipe is from my Sweet Kathleen's Cookbook and is perfect for a brunch. It is moist and loaded with chocolate chips.Cinnamon Topping1/4 c. granulated sugar1 tsp. ground cinnamonCake1 3/4 c. all-purpose flour1 tsp. baking powder1/2 tsp. baking soda1/4 tsp. salt1/2 c. (1 stick) butter, softened1 (8 oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened1 1/4 c. granulated sugar2 tsp. vanilla extract2 lg. eggs, room
I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas. I know how hectic the season is and we are getting a little tired of baking. This is a delicious and easy appetizer that would be perfect for New Year's. Dried basil can e substituted but it is best with fresh.6 roma (plum) tomatoes, chopped1/2 c. sun-dried tomatoes in oil3 cloves minced garlic1/4. c. olive oil2 T. balsamic vinegar1/4 c. fresh basil, stem
It is so hard to believe that Christmas is only 12 days away! I hope all of you have a wonderful holiday filled with joy and happiness. I look forward to the New Year and sharing some of my favorite recipes with all of you.
With Christmas fast approaching, I am sure that many of you are busy baking and getting ready for the holiday. I love the Christmas season and the entertaining too. This pound cake will look so pretty on your holiday buffet table and I know your guests will enjoy it. Cake 3 c. all-purpose flour 3 T. unsweetened baking cocoa ¼ tsp. baking soda ¼ tsp. salt 1 c. (2 sticks) butter, softened 2
Growing up in an Italian family these cookies were always a favorite at the holidays. I remember visiting my aunts at Christmas and these would always be on the cookie tray. I love them, they are not too sweet. I was happy with my recipe, but wanted to improve it a little. So this year I changed it and am pleased with the results. I hope you will enjoy them. They are easy to make and are delightfu
This pound cake is perfect for the upcoming holiday season. It is a recipe from my Sweet Kathleen's Cookbook and it makes such a pretty presentation. It has a wonderful vanilla flavor and is very moist. Be sure to use pure vanilla extract. I think your guests will really enjoy it.Cake 1 (10-oz.) jar red maraschino cherries1 (10-oz.) jar green maraschino cherries 3 c. all-purpose flour ½ tsp.
As I mentioned in my previous post, I am including some recipes that are not related to baking that I thought you might like. Growing up in an Italian family in New York it would not have been Christmas without Struffoli. For those of you who are not familiar with them, let me introduce you. They are small honey balls that are fried and are just yummy. I guess you can bake the dough, but they real
I know you are probably thinking if you have come to the right blog. Yes, this is Sweet Kat's Kitchen have no fear. All of my recipes that I have posted have been baking related. As you know, it is my passion. But I also love to cook and entertain. With the holidays fast approaching I thought I would share some of my favorite recipes with you. Of course, I will also be posting baking recipes too!
A moist and tender pumpkin cake topped with a light rum flavored glaze and chopped pecans. Perfect for a holiday buffet. Recipe courtesy of Nestles and one I have used many times. I don't think you will be disappointed.Cake3/4 c. coarsely chopped pecans3 c. all-purpose flour2 T. pumpkin pie spice2 tsp. baking soda1 tsp. salt1 c. (2 sticks) butter, softened1 c. packed brown sugar1 c. granulated sug
These cookies have lots of good things in them. White chocolate, macadamia nuts, lemon flavoring--yummy. As you know I love chocolate, lemon and you guessed it--nuts. So this is my kind of cookie. I hope it is yours too!1 ¾ c. all-purpose flour½ tsp. baking powder½ tsp. baking soda¼ tsp. salt½ c. (1 stick) butter, softened1 c. packed light brown sugar¼ c. granulated sugar1 tsp. lemon extract1 l
Do you love candy and cake? If so, these cupcakes are for you. They are a rich chocolate cake with oh-so-yummy peanut butter frosting and topped with a miniature peanut butter cup. Heavenly. The peanut butter frosting really makes these cupcakes shine. They are one of my favorite cupcake combination's. It is so hard to eat just one. Kids of all ages will ask for more.Cupcakes1 c. all-purpose flour
These cranberry bars are made with dried cranberries and sour cream. They are moist and so delicious. The crust is buttery and they have a golden crumb topping. So easy to prepare and you can enjoy them anytime.1 c. butter, softened1 c. packed brown sugar2 c. quick-cooking oats1 1/2 c. plus 2 T. all-purpose flour, divided2 c. dried cranberries1 c. sour cream3/4 c. granulated sugar1 egg, lightly be
Back in July I posted a recipe for Zucchini Muffins and received many comments on them. It appears many of you like zucchini. I love, love zucchini. I was browsing the Taste of Home website and came across this recipe for Zucchini Cupcakes. I have never made zucchini cupcakes but these sounded so good. The reviews were very favorable and the recipe won some awards. This recipe did not disappoint.
I love almonds and this pound cake from my baking cookbook is loaded with almond flavoring. It is very moist and flavorful and is one of my favorite cakes. If you like almonds too, this cake is for you. I don't think you will be disappointed. Enjoy!
3/4 c. sliced almonds
3 c. all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1 c. (2 sticks) butter, softened
2 2/3 c. granulated sugar