food blog

Macaron Recipe for Andria

My daughter Andria called in a state of confusion and said, “These macaron recipes make them sound like they are so hard. Is that true?” “Not at all. They are actually really simple.” “They have all kinds of rules!!! Which ones do I have to follow?” “Only a few of […]

 

Mini Desserts

It was such a fun Christmas party and the Mini Desserts were a hit. We made Carrot Cake, Coconut Cream Pie, Rocky Road Brownies, Cherry Cheesecake and Raspberry Shortcake using cubes of Angel Food Cake. Here are all the luscious desserts. And here is our Mom’s Prayer group at our […]

 

Roasted Root Vegetables with Crystallized Ginger

        I make lots of different combinations of roasted vegetables, but they often follow my golden formula: roasted vegetables = root vegetables + olive oil + herbs + sea salt (usually topped off by a variation of a balsamic vinaigrette, my favorite).  Here I roasted beets, carrots, brussel sprouts and sweet […]

 

Pumpkin Cake with Caramel Sauce and Black Walnuts

A four-layer cake might sound a little intimidating, but this one goes together really quick.  A luscious filling of pumpkin and cream cheese is smoothed between the layers and a caramel sauce is drizzled over the top.   Black walnuts are easy to spot in the woods. They have a […]

 

Seafood Stuffed Artichoke Hearts

I traveled the United States this summer visiting Farmer’s Markets all along the way. You might guess I have an obsession with Farmer’s Markets.  Big ones, little ones, tiny ones and all the others. But,  my favorites were the smallest, most remote farmer’s markets tucked back in the mountain valleys. The […]

 

The Farmer’s Market Bars

Take all my favorite foods and put them into a bar and is it any surprise that my new favorite food is this Lara Bar look-a-like? I have not ever actually tasted a Lara Bar since I refuse to buy a purchased granola bars but I did taste a wonderful […]

 

Making Pickled Banana Peppers at Gracie’s

The best ever banana pickles have to be those from your own garden.  And the best ever day of canning is when it is done with a friend. Gracie and I took an afternoon to do just that. Some canning takes lots of long, hot work or time consuming, tedious […]