Brown Butter Cakes

Brown Butter Cakes

Brown butter cakes are one of my favorite desserts ever! They are not like other cake. I found this recipe in a magazine a very long time ago. I don't know why I was so drawn to it, but I went home and made it that day. The little cakes were amazing!  Browning the butter gives it a nutty goodness. The brown butter cakes also have almond flour. Which rounds out the flavor. Using just egg whites gives the cakes a little bit of a pleasant chewy texture, with a slightly crisp exterior. … [Read more...]

Rosemary Bacon Penne Pasta

rosemary penne

Here is a great weeknight recipe that tastes fancy enough to be a weekend recipe. Rosemary bacon penne pasta. Fragrant rosemary and savory, salty bacon make this pasta a grand slam. This recipe can be done in around 30 minutes, with little forethought, which is my kind of recipe! This recipe came from my Sister in Law and it's one of our faves.  It uses jarred marinara sauce that is jazzed up with some simple ingredients.  You can add the zucchini or leave it out. But I'm … [Read more...]

Teachers Are Super Hero Cookies

Teachers are Super Heroes cookies

It's just about time for Teacher Appreciation Week. And if you can read this, then you should be thanking a teacher. Teacher Appreciation Week is usually the first full week of May.  It's a time we get to say "thank you" for putting up with my child who comes to school with bright orange gym shorts layered over green plaid pajama bottoms. My child who says, "I know." whenever you are giving instructions (then demonstrates that, in fact, she doesn't KNOW and should never say that!!!) … [Read more...]

Lemon Oat Bars

Lemon oat bars

I love a good lemon dessert.  Who doesn't? And I love lemon bars. Who doesn't? These lemon oat bars are like a lemon bar crossed with an oatmeal cookie. A  twist on the lemon bar with some texture. You use oatmeal to make the crust instead of a classic shortbread type crust. Then you top the lemon filling with a little of the oatmeal cookie crust and it gives a crunchy texture to the top. Yum! My friend Emmy brought these into work one day. They were divine! I got the … [Read more...]

Mustard Spread-Perfect for Condiment for Ham

Mustard sauce for ham

Easter is almost upon us. And Easter dinner means Easter Ham. Many years ago I was introduced to this mustard spread. It is the perfect condiment for ham.  (I think it would be pretty dang good with roast beef also.) It hearkens back to the days of jello craze. You know when everybody put gelatin into everything imaginable? There were a lot, A LOT of unpleasant menu items to come out of that era. This recipe is a pleasant outlier. It contains gelatin, it's made in ring, AND it's … [Read more...]