Help with Color Palettes Using a Free App!

Help with Color Palettes Using a Free App!

This weekend, I made a discovery that is changing my cookie decorating life!  I think there are two things that set apart okay cookie decorators from great cookie artists. And I struggle with both. Hooray! One is icing consistency and the second is color. We're talking about color … [Read More...]

almond pound cake

Almond Pound Cake

You guys... This cake.   I've made four of them in the last four weeks. It is so good.   It all started when I wanted to make a trifle. I needed a pound cake recipe, so I did a quick search and found a recipe. When it came out of the oven, I wanted to skip the trifle and just eat … [Read More...]

Lettuce Wedge Bites

Lettuce Wedge Bites

One more week until the Super Bowl. You still have a little time to plan your menu. One of my favorite salads is the lettuce wedge.  It's simple and really tasty. If you want something that contains a little fiber for your feast, then consider making Lettuce Wedge Bites.  All the … [Read More...]

bite-sized bloomin' onions

Bite Sized Bloomin’ Onions

The SuperBowl is right around the corner.  And while I am not actually that interested in the game, I am interested in the food.   I remember when Outback Steakhouse first entered my field of vision. Their claim to fame was the bloomin' onion. I love onion rings, and the bloomin' … [Read More...]

gingered spaghetti squash

Gingered Spaghetti Squash

Remember a couple years ago when people were trying to convince everyone that spaghetti squash was a good substitute for actual spaghetti? I never was convinced. My brother and sister-in-law harvested a huge garden this year year. And they, perhaps, misjudged how much squash to plant. They … [Read More...]

how to prepare spaghetti squash

How to Prepare Spaghetti Squash- Using a Pressure Cooker

I started writing a recipe for spaghetti squash, but decided first I should help you out so you actually know how to prepare spaghetti squash. These instructions use a pressure cooker, which I have discovered is the quick way to cook it and it gives it a nice texture. First wash your squash. … [Read More...]

santa hat

SANTA = Serve And Never Tell Anyone

Yesterday our little Eve excitedly shared something she learned from her school teacher Deborah Clark, who learned it from an awesome Cub Scout Master Crystal Lowder. SANTA = Serve And Never Tell Anyone. When I heard it, I immediatly knew it was something special, something true. There is … [Read More...]

christmas cookies

Chalkboard Christmas Cookies

Every  year I make a set of Christmas cookies. These are my Christmas cookies for 2016.  In the past, I have made a variety of cookies. Lots of colors, lots of variety.  This year I wanted to be more simple. And I wanted to avoid the fru fru Christmas characters, like Santa and … [Read More...]

thanksgiving leftover sandwich

The Ultimate Thanksgiving Leftover Sandwich

Everybody knows that it is a requirement  to eat a leftover sandwich the day after Thanksgiving. Usually it consists of a roll with turkey, maybe cranberry sauce and if you're really adventurous, other leftovers. Last year, I had an insanely brilliant idea. To ditch the roll and use stuffing … [Read More...]

great apple taste test

The Great Apple Taste Test

Fall is around the corner.  Some people think fall is exclusively for pumpkin spice.  I like a little pumpkin spice (mostly in pumpkin pie,) but for me, fall is for apples. I absolutely love apples. LOVE THEM! A long time … [Read More...]

compound butter

Compound Butter- Three ideas

If you haven't ever tried a compound butter, then you are missing out. I think butter might just be my very favorite food. It is an ingredient in everything good. So, if there is something that you put butter on before eating, then you can make it … [Read More...]

mousse de maracuja

Mousse de Maracuja – Passionfruit Mousse

We are continuing the celebration Brazil and the Rio Olympics.  I've been going strong watching all the events. However, I gotta say, that I didn't miss golf being an Olympic event for the past 100 years. I hate watching golf! It was on for about 11 … [Read More...]

brigadeiros

Brigadeiros- A Traditional Brazilian Candy

Here we go! More Brazilian recipes this week to celebrate the Rio Olympics. I'm loving them so far, BTW. I've watched water polo and volleyball and swimming and gymnastics and road racing and synchronized diving and shooting. It's all … [Read More...]