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 →

Guinness Cake with Pretzels

St. Patrick's Day is just a couple days away - Happy St. Patrick's Day to you!  I hope some lovely Irish blessings find their way to you this year.  I've been eyeing Rosie Daykin's Guinness Cake with Pretzels recipe for awhile, and after making her Irish Coffee Cupcakes last year, I thought this would be... Continue Reading →

Cowboy Cookies

I was introduced to Cowboy Cookies several years ago by browsing through the New York Times recipes, and I'm glad I stumbled upon it because I have enjoyed it ever since.  The Cowboy Cookie recipe come from Laura Bush - it was her submission in a Family Circle magazine cookie contest back in 2000, against... Continue Reading →

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