Peanut Butter Dog Treats

It was our dog, Zoe's, birthday this week and I thought I'd make dog treats to celebrate.  I've made these a couple times before and dogs always love them.  This recipe comes from my friend Bita Arabian of Oven Hug and is a cinch to make.  Thanks Bita!  Enjoy!  woof-woof! Peanut Butter Dog Treats 1... Continue Reading →

Neiman Marcus Popovers with Strawberry Butter

Popovers bring back fond memories of my childhood.  My mom used to make them and we'd enjoy them when we'd eat out at certain restaurants.  Neiman Marcus' restaurants serve them with lunch or afternoon tea and they are wonderful.  My good friend, Miyeko Kohlmann, just happened to have the recipe and was so thankful she... Continue Reading →

Roasted Asparagus

The last several months, Scott and I have been eating more roasted vegetables with meals.  We've roasted beets, broccolini, carrots, asparagus, brussel sprouts, portobello mushrooms, and cauliflower.  All are delicious and taste so good after being in the oven at a high temperature with just a bit of olive oil and salt and pepper.  With... Continue Reading →

Strawberry-Rhubarb Upside-Down Cake

Spring is in the air and the perfect time to get strawberries and rhubarb together.  This combination goes well together and has been enjoyed in homes for years, no decades.  🙂   This Strawberry-Rhubarb Upside-Down Cake caught my eye in the New York Times and thought I'd give it a try.  So glad I did... Continue Reading →

Morning Glory Muffins

After having so much fun and success with Rosie Daykin's 'Butter Celebrates' cookbook, I decided to buy her first cookbook, 'Butter Baked Goods', and try it out.  Morning Glory Muffins were the first on my list of things to make.  They turned out well and they freeze well too.   The recipe says it makes... Continue Reading →

Chewy Bars

This recipe dates back to high school and was given to me by a friend after I had it at her house.  I made Chewy Bars the other day to take to my brother and he loved them.  They bring sweet memories, and continue to be enjoyed by family and friends.  My husband and in-laws... Continue Reading →

Ginger Snaps

Ever since trying Laura Bush's Cowboy Cookies, I've been curious about Tipper Gore's Ginger Snaps.  You may remember from my March 6th Sweet Kitchen post the two ladies participated in a "Presidential Cookie Race" back in 2000.  These ginger snaps may not have come in first place but they scored high with Scott and me... Continue Reading →

Sous Vide, a French Method of Cooking

Sous Vide has been around for years and in our kitchen for about a year.  After receiving some pointers and rave reviews, we've enjoyed using this tool and it makes for some delicious meals.  Meat is perfectly done and while we've seen eggs made in a sous vide water bath, we haven't tried it yet.... Continue Reading →

Strawberry Pavlova

We have a wonderful friend from New Zealand and when she comes to visit, she sometimes brings a pavlova for dessert.  A popular dessert in New Zealand and Australia, hers has been a favorable introduction to this dessert.  It's also a great springtime dessert and with strawberries just coming into season, I thought it would... Continue Reading →

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