I love traditional tried-and-true recipes with unique and unconventional twists. My husband pointed out these delicious looking Caramel-Pecan Hand Pies in the latest issue of Food and Wine and the minute I saw them, I knew that it wouldn't be long before these interesting pastries would find their way to the cake dome on my counter.......... I didn't have much time to prepare a dessert for ...Read More →
Delicious Dulce de leche dessert sauce is a delightful, thick, caramely South American dessert sauce that has become very popular in recent years. Literally translated it means "sweet jam" or "sweet milk jam".Dulce de leche dessert sauce can be made totally from scratch, simmering milk and sugar, stirring it almost constantly for hours until it caramelizes and becomes thick, gooey and ...Read More →
I did it! I've come up with some granola bars that I think are just "the cat's meow"! You might be saying, "the cat's meow?" What in the world is she talking about.........yes, I know from my stats that the Café has quite a few readers from other countries who might not understand this crazy American idiom. The cat's meow simply means "the best" - AnswerBag actually defines it as "too cool ...Read More →
These have to be my favorite cookies - ever! There is, however, a somewhat embarrassing story to go along with these yummy cookies. Just promise you won't tell anyone else. Years ago, we went to spend a week with my mom during summer break. She always did a lot of cooking and baking before we came and this visit was no exception. She had homemade bread, stollen (a German coffee cake), freshly ...Read More →
Bread and butter, that's the ingredient list for these Whole Grain Bread Crisps. Simple, basic, ordinary... transformed into extraordinary!These Whole Grain Bread Crisps may look a bit like regular old crostini but they're fooling you. I've made tons of crostini in the past for all kinds of bruschettas, appetizers, to accompany soups etc., but they've never been anything like these ...Read More →
I love the plethora of rustic breads that are available nowdays at many local grocers. It used to be that you had to hunt to find a good European-style bakery to enjoy truly good bread. In my neck of the woods, good bakeries are few and far between. So I'm thrilled that I can pick up beautiful loaves of crusty, fragrant bread anytime I want. Well, maybe not ANY time. Have you noticed the crazy ...Read More →
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While we were in London last week, my daughter served us a fabulous Carrot and Coriander Soup. It was tasty, healthy and just plain delicious with crushed coriander seed, fresh coriander (cilantro) and LOTS of carrots. I haven't been able to get that yummy soup out of my mind, so when the hot weather broke this weekend I pulled out her recipe..........
and adapted it just a ...
I just arrived back on good old U.S. soil yesterday after a wonderful visit with our daughter and her family in London. I figured I might be a bit jet-lagged today so when my sweet daughter-in-law, Lindsay, offered to do a guest blog I was thrilled........ If you've followed my blog for awhile you'll know that you are in for a treat today as Lindsay is a wonderful cook and this tasty Steak Chili ...Read More →
I've been reading the latest Ottolenghi cookbook as if it's a novel and have already tried out several yummy recipes, one of them being these delicious, paper-thin, shatteringly crisp Olive Oil Crackers with Sea Salt and Herbs. I topped them with a variety of different herbs and spices and we loved them all; fresh thyme, Herbes de Provence and za'atar. Each one was unique and delicious and would ...Read More →
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We've had a sweet time in London, enjoying our family and taking in some fun highlights. Our favorite thing, by far though, is..................
just checking out and being a part of the vibrant everyday life here in this bustling metropolis. We've shopped for lovely fresh produce at local markets, biked along the Thames and through lovely parks (some of which were once hunting grounds for ...
We're taking a bit of time off as my brother, Tom, passed away a few days ago after a lengthy, but valiant battle with cancer. Tom was a brother, husband, father and grandfather who will be missed by all.
He was a Northwest Airlines pilot for over forty years and truly "a jack of all trades". Tom was always full of energy and talented beyond comparison with his hands; he could fix anything ...
I've been sharing some fun recipes this week from a wedding shower we hosted last weekend and I tempted you yesterday with pictures of these delicious Sugar Cookie Pops. These fun cookies on a lollipop stick can be served unadorned for a wonderful after school treat with a glass of cold milk or all fancied up with icing and sprinkles for a fabulous party treat. The cookie mold that I used makes ...Read More →