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Tiny Yam Muffins

I love tea parties, and these tiny delectable bites remind me to slow down enough to have a few tea parties. When the girls were little we would dress in old fashioned dresses, fill some fine tea cups, and have a party. The flavor of these little gems is dependent upon […]

 

Raspberry Balsamic Dressing

This is a dressing that I used at my daughter’s wedding and other events I have catered. It is light with a hint of sweetness.  If your raspberries are still frozen, put them in the microwave for a minute or two until the juice runs easily. The secret is to […]

 

Thyme Infused Leek Soup

If you find yourself in the woods this spring, look for the red colored ramps which can be used in this recipe.  When we backpack in the Big Horn Mountains in Wyoming, we always look for ramps and put them in whatever soup, stew, or main dish is on the […]

 

Court Bouillon

I knew my article was on page 23 of  the Cooking Light Magazine, but it took  a friend to point out that it was my recipe on the cover! Wow, that is my recipe isn’t it?  How I had missed this little detail is beyond me.  It is a little […]

 

Granola With Pomegranate

Granola takes minutes to make in the microwave.  It is as quick as any breakfast and I love to put all kinds of yummy things in it…..like walnuts, pepitas (pumpkin seeds), flax seeds, and coconut – not to mention dried fruit. For this particular recipe, I left out the dried […]

 

Whole Wheat Waffles With Pecans and Pears

Louisiana food is an unusual experience for many, but especially for this Iowa farm girl. Who could imagine that there was a place where I could have two gardens a year? The rose trellis at the end of the covered porch was covered with hundreds of an antique variety of […]

 

Mushroom or Edamame Crostini

  I love crostini….but if I have to be 100% honest – it is that I love toasted bread, and that is exactly what crostini is! With the addition of a drizzle of olive oil, garlic and maybe even a topping. When I would come home from track practice in […]

 

Chili Cornbread Wrapped in Corn Husks

On a whim I decided  to make some chili powder. I took a handful of dried chilies, baked them even drier in my oven, and used a little coffee grinder to make chili powder out of them.  Andria walked in the house after her sports practice, ravenous, ready-to-eat-cardboard-hungry and said […]