During the formative years of my life I would not have considered myself a mint fan. Oh, I would occasionally indulge in a candy cane or a stick of gum, but if you presented me with a flavor array, I never ever chose mint anything. Mint ice cream? Forget it. Mint cookies? No way. [...]
I have used cranberries in pies before, but I have never made a cranberry pie- one that features that tart little berry in all it’s glory. I have a recipe for a Cranberry Meringue Pie, which is spectacular, and I’ve tossed cranberries into a pecan pie before. Today’s pie, though, uses whole berries and [...]
We’re officially in testing mode for some new pies for our Thanksgiving Pie Hour tradition. I have a nice list of pies to try over the next few weeks to see if they are good enough to add to the annual spread.
The first pie we tried is not actually in contention to be [...]
Perfect for your summer entertaining, these baby back ribs really DO fall off the bone, and they are incredibly delicious.
Even better? They are way easier to make than you would think. Over the years I have watched so many cooking shows that feature ribs, and so many of them make it a really [...]
Trifle may well be my favorite dessert to prepare for a crowd. A person is only limited by their imagination and the ingredients at their disposal. A trifle is basically a layered dessert, the components vary greatly, and the number of layers can be adjusted however you desire as well. But the best part [...]
With Valentines Day coming up this next weekend, I thought this was a perfect time to share about these interesting homemade candies. This was one of those recipes that popped up in my facebook feed a while back, and once I saw what it was, and what it was made with, I absolutely had [...]
Yesterday was the first time in a very, very long time that we had no plans to go anywhere or do anything. I was revelling in the fact that I didn’t need to go anywhere. I put on something comfy, tackled a few things like dishes and laundry, but mostly I planned to bake [...]
Holy popcorn, Batman, this is a good one. This is a REALLY good one. Caramel Corn is just not something I make very often, which I always chastise myself about when I actually do make it, because it’s way easier than I remember every single time. This time, I decided to make some for [...]
Abigail’s one request that she had for food for her birthday this year was for a Red Velvet cake. I’ll tell you, I really, really didn’t want to make this cake for her. In our quest for eating Real Food, one of the things I’ve been trying to eliminate as much as possible is [...]
Last week as I was assembling cookie recipes and ingredients for this week’s baking spree, Abigail came to me with a picture of a Whoopie Pie and asked if I could make something like it. Oh my, yes, yes I could! I recall making Whoopie Pies once before, and they turned out okay, but [...]
I had a surplus of lemons just hanging around from Thanksgiving, and in the back of my mind for the last few weeks was the idea to use them for lemon bars. But I was certain that the two lemons I had was not going to be enough for a whole pan of bars. [...]
If you’d asked me a few weeks ago what Christmas cookies we were making this year, I would have laughed at you and said something like, probably none. When you have limited grocery funds, real food has to come first before cookie ingredients. But the grocery strings have been lightened just a tad, and [...]