Date and Walnut Loaf with Caramel Sauce

This Date and Walnut Loaf is totally delicious! It is moist and full of dates. I added a caramel sauce over it, as it really is more of a dessert that it is a quick bread. It is not overly sweet without the caramel sauce and since I am really into sweets, it just seemed perfect! And it is!
If you like things not so sweet, this is also terrific with some cream cheese smeared on top of a slice. That’s what my friend Ann does and it’s her recipe.
Date and Walnut Loaf with Caramel Sauce Continue reading

Chocolate Fruitcake with Dried Fruit and Baked Multiple Ways

Recipe titles can be hard. I couldn’t think of any other way to describe this recipe, because I wanted to emphasize that there are options on how you bake it.  I was in the mood to experiment, wanting to see what would work best. I’ve made this recipe as regular fruitcake in the past, but for many, fruitcake seems to have become a dirty word… there’s just too many jokes about it.  Besides that, I am not sure that this really is a fruitcake. It has plenty of  fruit, nuts and rum, but it also has plenty of cake, and the cake is nice and soft. Such a dilemma…what to call it? First, let me show you what I ended up with:

Chocolate Fruitcake with Dried Fruit and Baked Multiple Ways
Continue reading

Date Nut Crispie Balls ~ Easy and No Baking

With the holidays fast approaching, sometimes we need a cookie recipe that tastes great and is quick and easy. This is one of those recipes, keep it handy to pull out, you’ll be glad you have it. These are so easy, you can have other cookies in the oven and at the same time make these. Terri posted a recipe last Thursday that is also quick and easy. Her Butterscotch Crunchies and this recipe are two that can really save you time. Date Nut Crispie Balls Continue reading