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Month: September 2018

Gingerbread

Gingerbread

These are the tastes and scents of fall – baked in a dark, rich mahogany cake. One whiff, one bite and your senses are filled with the beauty of this season! My Mom always made gingerbread when the weather turned cool. The fragrance of the […]

BLT Bites on Black Pepper Cheese Biscuits

BLT Bites on Black Pepper Cheese Biscuits

BLT. That delightful combination of crispy bacon partnered with sweet tomatoes and fresh lettuce greens. It’s a tried and true classic sandwich. But if you tuck all that goodness inside tiny black pepper cheese biscuits, well that could be pretty wonderful! This inspiration came when […]

Pasta e Fagioli

Pasta e Fagioli

It’s been a wet weekend, temperatures are finally starting to cool and fall has officially arrived. Soup is the perfect meal to soothe the body and soul, getting us ready for the week ahead. This is one of our favorite soups. The name says it […]

Chocolate Fudge Cakes

Chocolate Fudge Cakes

Gooey nuggets of chocolate goodness. Is it a cake, is it a brownie or is it a confection? Who knows and really who cares – they’re just so good! Chocolate cake has always held a prominent place in our family. My Dad was born and […]

Salmon Mousse with Sour Cream Cucumber Sauce

Salmon Mousse with Sour Cream Cucumber Sauce

Take tender, flaked salmon and gently blend it into a lightly spiced sauce. Top with a crisp, bright sour cream cucumber sauce. It’s an easy yet elegant appetizer that’s perfect with a glass of wine on an early fall day. Many social gatherings come with […]

Roasted Salmon with Leeks and Sweet Onion

Roasted Salmon with Leeks and Sweet Onion

Roasted salmon nestled under a bed of tender leeks and sweet onion with just a touch of citrus. The result – a fish that is tender, flaky and full of luscious flavor. There was a time the engineer told me he didn’t care for salmon. […]

Baked Eggs in Puff Pastry Shells

Baked Eggs in Puff Pastry Shells

It’s the weekend and a perfect time for a leisurely brunch. So heat up the oven – we’re making creamy, cheesy eggs baked in crisp, flaky puff pastry shells! I’m always looking for ideas to add to my brunch menus – in particular, finding an […]

Bakin’ Bacon

Bakin’ Bacon

I’m certain there are people in the world who don’t like bacon, but I’ve yet to meet them. So for the rest of us, this is ultimate in making bacon! Topped with freshly cracked black pepper, sweetened or spiced! I’ve been cooking bacon this way […]

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

This classic cookie doesn’t often get the respect it deserves. When done right, it’s a bite of goodness that’s slightly chewy with a crisp edge and a gentle warmth of ground cinnamon. For all the years that Emily was in school I was a working […]

Corn Relish

Corn Relish

The season for summer corn is winding down and I can’t let it go without a batch of corn relish. Tangy and sweet with a kick of heat! Corn relish is a fun twist in the world of condiments! It’s perfect on hot dogs or […]

Pan Seared Steaks with Mushrooms

Pan Seared Steaks with Mushrooms

The forecast shows signs of wet weather headed our way, but no need to let a little rain dampen the desire for a great steak. This is an easy way to whip up a fabulous meal – weekday or weekend, rain or shine – and […]

The Tom Collins and the Gin Fizz – Two Classic Cocktails Still Very Much in Style!

The Tom Collins and the Gin Fizz – Two Classic Cocktails Still Very Much in Style!

It’s the end of the Labor Day weekend and according to my Grandmother this is the last weekend that we could – or should wear white. That rule has loosened as fashion trends have updated but luckily these two classic cocktails have never gone out […]


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