I must say, I have been pleasantly surprised to discover that a commonly held belief is definitely NOT true. Whoever started the rumor that food from the British Isles is bland, boring and uninteresting needs to have their head examined! After numerous trips to visit my daughter and her family in London, I know this is definitely not true about England. We have had scads of fabulous, fresh, ...Read More →
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..............~You are cordially invited to a Tea Party~..............
I decided to have a tea party ............... in lieu of a pity party ............a much better choice, don't you think? You see, I'm really missing my daughter today - she lives all the way across the wide blue ocean...... in London ......... yes, as in England! So I decided to fix a "proper pot of ...
One of my friends had a birthday last week and I wanted to make a special dinner to celebrate. When it came to the dessert, I wanted something that would sparkle and decided on an old, tried and true, never fail recipe that I've been making for many years; Peanut Butter-Ganache Tart with Shortbread Crust. I made it in small individual tart pans this time instead of a larger pan. It's always a big ...Read More →
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One evening last week, we had the delicious honor of being invited to have dinner with my son and his wife, Lindsay. Nick greeted us at the door and a wonderful, intoxicating aroma wafted into the crisp evening air. Lindsay had been at work all day but had still prepared a fabulous dinner: she served us some beautiful Tomato and Goat Cheese Tarts along with a lovely arugula salad. It was so ...
Taters, as we fondly call them here in the southeastern USA seem to be loved by almost everyone. They're wonderful on their own, but when you pair them with delicious sweet potatoes, creamy goat cheese, salty Parmesan, milk, butter and soft, sweet garlic, now you've taken me to potato heaven! I made these Two Potato Swirls with Goat Cheese and Garlic for a friend's birthday dinner ...Read More →
Who needs rotisserie chicken with these amazing, super simple Roasted Chicken Breasts with Lemon, Garlic and Rosemary? I love to serve these Roasted Chicken Breasts with Lemon, Garlic and Rosemary for dinner but they're also wonderful to have stashed in the fridge for sandwiches, salads, pizzas, wraps, etc. Over the weekend I made a special dinner for one of my dearest friends. We ...Read More →
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I've been working on this one for awhile; a fun, unique, delicious pizza - you'll want to try it ............. ASAP!
Candied bacon? Yes, and quite amazing, at that! Your only problem, once you make it, will be saving enough for the pizza! Do try your best though because I have a feeling, this might become your favorite pizza - EVER!
Pesto & Potato Pizza w/ ...
If you want to know the truth, I've had a hard time staying away from these delicately crisp, sweet and salty pepitas. In fact I think I need to give them away! Before I eat them ALL! I'm a sucker for peanut brittle and these are reminiscent of that delicious golden treat, but with a whole new twist ............. and much easier! Pepita is just another name for a pumpkin seed ...Read More →
I wanted to surprise my husband with a special lunch on Saturday............... I checked my pantry and refridg to see what I had available - I spied a box of puff pastry in the freezer and decided to make a savory tart. I had a nice piece of Fontina cheese, a couple beautiful Anjou pears and a bag of fresh arugula - I pulled these out and got to work. The tart is easy to put together - ...Read More →
Yum! I'm wishing I had one of these fabulous cupcakes to indulge in right now, how about you? My daughter-in-law, Lindsay made them last week and I couldn't wait for her to share them with you................ After a long week of work, Nick and I decided we needed a little Friday afternoon treat. We headed to Starbucks for lattes and each had a mini chocolate cupcake with ...Read More →
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After being in the air all day yesterday, traveling home from visiting my daughter in London, this soup sounded wonderful!.............
I made the soup before I left for London and it is truly a heart-warming, delicious soup - chocked full of flavorful veggies and shredded chicken. You can combine the rice with the soup right away, but I find it keeps much better separated, as the ...
My daughter, Cait, served this fabulous, fun dessert last week while we were vacationing in France. We all went crazy over it! and she promised to share it with you today while I wing my way back to the "good ole USA". Check out the pictures - if you're like me, you'll be pulling out the S'more ingredients and making this yummy treat asap but first, meet the sweetest daughter a mom could EVER ...Read More →