Orange pumpkin cheesecake with a brown gingerbread crust and dolloped with whipped cream on and brown plate and pumpkins as decorations

Pumpkin Cheesecake

Pumpkin and Cheesecake, need I say more? Two of my favorite things in one dessert, it's a dream come true! And if you think it couldn't get any better, let's make the crust out of crispy gingersnap cookies, YUM! Here are a few tips about cooking cheesecakes: Don't overmix, or "whip" your cheesecake batter or you'll have too much air in it and it will crack, especially after adding eggs. When adding eggs, mix on…... view full recipe

Juicy oranges peaches with a golden topping and white vanilla bean ice cream

Peach Cobbler

Peach Cobbler is one of those late summertime favorites. I get bushes of Colorado Palisade peaches directly from the orchard and they are SO good. Not to be biased, but I have had Georgia peaches as well, and Colorado Palisade peaches are just the best, and anyone that tries them agrees. This peach cobbler is a must have with peaches. I can peaches when I get them so I make make peach dishes all year…... view full recipe

Pecan Pie with flaky crust

Pecan Pie

I love Pecan Pie! And this recipe is one I've been making for many years, and is a keeper! And it's a really easy pie to make. I make it along with Apple Pie and Pumpkin Pie (and a few others :-D ) over the holidays. But Pecan Pie is one of my personal favorites and I make it mostly for me (but I share ;-) ). Enjoy! CLICK HERE for the Pie Crust Recipe.…... view full recipe

Chocolate crepes with cherry pie filling and cream in between and on top, garnished with shaved chocolate curls

Chocolate Crepes

Traditional Crepes are delicious, but add some chocolate and they go up to a whole new level! These chocolate crepes are fantastic with some jam spread in the middle, or some light pillowy cream, or some fresh fruit, just try them and you will be in heaven! Enjoy! CLICK HERE to see me make these crepes LIVE! 500 more recipes like this one can be found in our cookbook "Rocky Mountain Lodge & Cabins' MORE…... view full recipe

Crepes with berries, a butter flower, and garnished with mint.


Who doesn't love crepes?! These thin, light French pancakes are so versatile. They can be made into a savory dish by filling them with eggs or veggies and topped with a sauce; or they can be sweet and topped with berries or filled with jam or cream; and can made plain or with chocolate. I will share other crepe recipes in other blog posts in the future, so check back here for links to those…... view full recipe

Creamy Lemon Pie with cookie crumb curst and toppings with a lemon twist

Lemon Crunch Pie

I have been making this pie as a dessert for breakfast at the Bed and Breakfast Inn we owned for 17+ years. It was always a hit! And the best thing is it's SO easy to make! And you don't have to bake it and heat up your house during hot summer months. Just make it the day before, or at least 2 hours before you want to serve it, put it in the freezer,…... view full recipe

Creamy White Cheesecake with a red raspberry sauce topped with fresh strawberries, under a dark brown chocolate crust

Raspberry Ribbon Cheesecake

This decadent cheesecake is a family favorite that I have been making for years, and now my daughter makes it as well, it's one of her favorite cheesecake recipes. I make this recipe every Easter, and here and there throughout the year as well. Don't be intimidated by making your own cheesecake, they're not as hard as you might think. Just follow the recipe and take each step one at a time, and the tips,…... view full recipe

Melted dark chocolate with strawberries, bananas and oranges slices dipped in it.

Chocolate Fondue

Chocolate fondue, a decadent, rich melted chocolate, with bits of fruit, cake, and other delicious morsels dipped in it make for a fabulous dessert or treat. Here's a little bit of history about Chocolate fondue. It actually didn't even come to be invented until the late 1960's at a New York restaurant in the United States by a Swiss immigrant named Konrad Egli "Konni". This was the first time someone intruded a sweet fondue, and…... view full recipe

Bowl of white frosting with butter and vanilla extracts, and some butter

Buttercream Frosting

Buttercream Frosting is a staple for any baker. It's used to frost cakes, cupcakes, cookies, and to decorate the same items as well. I have been making this buttercream frosting for more than 30 years. Every time I make a cake I get the best compliments on how delicious the frosting is! The trick is in using the right ingredients. This truly is THE BEST Buttercream Frosting you will ever come across! I'm sorry these…... view full recipe

Flaky layers of thin, golden dough with finely chopped nuts and a shimmering sauce


Baklava is one of those desserts that are a special treat. They are rich and decadent, and full of ooey gooey goodness. I've been making these for several years, and they are a great gift at Christmas time. They are tedious and time consuming to make, which makes them even more special. But if you are brave enough to take on the challenge, it will be totally worth it, and you will be the envy…... view full recipe