How is it that I’ve gone my entire life without tasting rhubarb? I’ve always wanted to…I guess the opportunity simply never presented itself. It’s not like you see rhubarb on many menus. No one in my circle of friends ever made anything with it (at least not that they shared with me) and I had never taken the initiative to buy it. But here it is in these yummy Strawberry Rhubarb Hand Pies!
I remember when I was 9, I found tons of what I thought was rhubarb growing wild near where we lived. I had always heard about rhubarb pie,… Continue reading →
Today, I bring to you a refreshing Strawberry Cucumber Salad.
For those of you who love watermelon feta salads, this one’s for you.
I never thought of pairing cucumbers with strawberries, but it works. I remember when I had my first watermelon salad with feta. I was hooked. The salty and sweet combination that I love so much in baked goods and main dishes is just as appealing to me in a salad.
Have I told you we are going whole hog on salads lately? Okay, maybe “whole hog” is not the best way to describe it haha! But, what’s the alternative, whole garden? Whole head of lettuce? I’m open… Continue reading →
You’re probably wondering what could have possessed me to come up with this recipe for Blackberry Fontina Basil Scones.
It’s simple. They were inspired by an obsession. An obsession with a particular grilled cheese sandwich from Jessica over at How Sweet It Is. It’s been three years since her post and I’m still crazy over that sandwich. I’m pretty sure I’ve mentioned it before, but this sandwich…ugh. So good. I even posted it on instagram last year. Yes, if I could write a love song to a sandwich, I might start with some heartfelt lyrics about this one.
There’s something about the combination of sweet blackberries, slightly… Continue reading →
I’ve been meaning to share this Strawberry Tres Leches Cake with you for a couple of weeks.
With berries beginning to show up in greater quantities, I’ve been buying them….then we’ve eaten them. Then I would buy more for my recipe, and we’d eat them again. Life’s been busy the past couple of weeks, (although I think we’re forever busy around here), and I just wasn’t able to sync up having fresh strawberries on hand the same day I had time to make the cake. Even this past weekend, as I was trudging around the “great” outdoors, in the rain and the cold and the mud, I thought, hey, I… Continue reading →
I could be hawking some kind of taco or dip or refreshing twist on a margarita today. But instead, I’m offering up Breakfast Enchiladas Suizas. According to Wikipedia, “suizas” refers to enchiladas made with a white, milk or cream based sauce. They are “Swiss” style, derived from Swiss immigrants to Mexico that established dairies.
I have been in love with this kind of enchilada for years, in fact, all the way back to my single girl days. That was long enough ago that I used to buy “healthy” premade frozen meals to keep in the freezer for the days when I would… Continue reading →
How many chocolate cake recipes does one person need?
As of this post, I have three other chocolate cake recipes on the site. These Dark Chocolate Cupcakes will be the fourth. All four have their redeeming qualities. Chocolate Stout Cupcakes are sturdy cupcakes, almost brownie like in their texture and perfect for filling and dipping and topping. And the chocolate stout makes them a great choice for St. Patrick’s Day when it’s all about the beer. They have been dubbed by many as the best cupcake they’ve ever eaten! That’s a must try recipe. (You’ll also find that recipe baked as a full cake here.)
At long last, Chocolate Whipped Cream Cream Cheese Frosting is here!
And yes. It is getting it’s very own post. If you’ve tried Whipped Cream Cream Cheese Frosting, you know what all the buzz it about. That frosting is our number one favorite frosting and is almost always requested as THE frosting everyone wants for their birthday cake. It’s the frosting that’s not too sweet. We are not fans of super sugary frosting. I, personally, just scrape it off if it’s too sweet for me. Not with this one.
This is the frosting that, when there are leftovers, promptly gets used to top fresh fruit, pancakes, oatmeal….spoons…you… Continue reading →
One of cons is not having as much time to try out new recipes from friends, family and other bloggers. Of course, after researching and testing recipes for years, I absolutely share favorites with you, but I’ve had to ramp up my own personal development of recipes as well for this blog. That takes a lot of time; time that cuts into making the thousands of recipes I have saved in binders and folders and book shelves, recipes that I’m just dying to try. This Raspberry Almond Cake was no different.
The lemon train is making another stop with this Greek Chicken with Capers and Raisins in Feta Sauce.
You know how you cook dinner (or not :) night after night, and after awhile, you get kind of bored with the same old flavors and you really want something more exciting, something that you might order in a restaurant, but you’d like to make it at home and you’d like it to be fairly easy?
This recipe is that. When we sit down and take our first bites, we always say, “I would totally order this at a restaurant.” And the truth is, I would. The flavors are more complex than… Continue reading →
I don’t think I’ve ever met one that I didn’t like. Actually, my fondness for lemon is not just about desserts. I love the freshness of lemon in an ice cold beverage and I love that squeeze of lemon on top of seafood or other savory dishes. Then, of course, I love lemon curd on top of everything. Lemon squares? Irresistible!I love lemon in this pie and in these cakes and I love these Lemon Souffle Pudding Cakes.
This dessert is one of the easiest and yet incredibly impressive desserts you can make. That’s… Continue reading →