Sundays With Joy : Sunshine Pie

I’ve got sunshine on a cloudy day…..
When it’s cold outside I’ve got the month of May…..
I guess you’d say
What can make me feel this way?
My girl …my girl, my girl
Talkin’ ’bout my girl

My girl.

You’re welcome, that song will probably be stuck in your head all day now 🙂

I’ve got some sunshine for you.
I needed a little sunshine in my life … even if it’s just in snack form.


It’s been rather cold and snowy here … I figure if I send Spring vibes out … hopefully the warmer weather will approach faster.

… A girl can wish 🙂

I present to you, Sunshine Pie aka my rendition of Joy’s Lavender Lemon Bars.

First, let’s discuss how I LTSL-erized this number.

  • I used a frozen ready-made pie shell *gasp … it’s true, I’m a cheater … life happens. Deal.
  • I didn’t add lavender
  • I doubled the recipe for the filling, the first batch I followed exactly what joy said ( minus the lavender). The second time, I opted for oranges and orange juice instead.





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I layered. I baked. I cooled. I ate.  


Don’t forget, for the recipe – be sure to pick up Joy’s Cookbook ❤ 

Happy Saturday – have a fantastic weekend


The love of my life and Citrus Cranberry White Chocolate Chip Cookies

I’ve been ever so rude, my loves. For on many occasions I have made mention of the love of my life and not once have I formally introduced the two of you.

And so tonight’s the night.

We’ve been together now for about two years and he is absolutely amazing.

He’s hard-working.

He never interrupts  and is the most phenomenal listener.

He consistently fulfils my every sweet wish.

Truthfully, he’s a dream come through.

And now  my sweethearts, I introduce to you ….

What a hottie huh?!?!

Master Mixy-mixerson.

I know – I know- he’s a complete knock-out, and even better – this bad boy will never break my heart ;).

The best part, he’s never too tired to do some hard work and he understands my need to keep my nails pretty and polished.

He’s a winner. I love him.

The end.

oh, but I have to show you kiddies, the fruits of my lovers labour.


Citrus Cranberry White Chocolate Chip Cookies.

First, should we discuss my addiction to cranberries and any sort of citrus?

It’s real. It’s hardcore.

Nooww… cookies!!

Citrus Cranberry White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Cranberries + White Chocolate Chips + Citrus Peel ... all in a cookie - - l.o.v.e

1 Cup Butter at room temperature

1 Cup Brown Sugar

1 Cup Granulated Sugar

2 Eggs

1 Tbsp Almond Extract

1 Tsp Baking Soda

2 Tsp Water

3 Cups Flour

2 Cups White Chocolate Chips (or chunks would be GORGEOUS!!)

1 Cup dried Cranberries

2 Tbsp Preserved Citrus peel


Preheat oven to 350 oc. Lightly spray or line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.

In a small bowl, mix together Baking Soda and Water – set aside until ready to use.

Using Master Mixy-mixerson, cream together butter and sugars.

Mix until light and fluffy and happy.

Next add eggs and mix well.

Add Almond extract.

Mix in Baking Soda Solution.

Once well incorporated, add Flour 1/2 cup at a time – – making sure all the flour gets mixed in well and gooooood.

Mix in Cranberries, White Chocolate Chips and Citrus peel


Scoop onto baking sheet – bake 15 minutes and then…

Devour 🙂

Stay sweet, cutie pies