Fruitcake

Since I can remember fruitcake has been part of the holidays. It wasn't until recently I learned my grandmother (Nanny) used to make it year around. So, here we are, starting a new year and just in case you'd like to do as Nanny did, I thought I'd provide you with the recipe. 🙂 Of... Continue Reading →

Parker’s Split Pea Soup

Scott and I hosted a Friendsgiving a week ago and have been enjoying some leftovers ever since then. We served turkey and ham - Scott smoked a turkey breast and we bought a Honey Baked Ham. The leftover Honey Baked Ham was a nice garnish to Parker's Split Pea Soup. This soup is easy to... Continue Reading →

Cream Cheese Mousse

Scott and I had a family friend over for dinner last night and I wanted to make something fairly easy and light. Joan Dalburg's Cream Cheese Mousse came to mind. Served with raspberries this makes a lovely dessert. The recipe suggests serving the mousse in stemmed glasses. For our more casual dinner, juice glasses worked... Continue Reading →

Super Nachos

Thanks to Anne Noller for reminding me of this recipe my mom used to make and share with others. Super Nachos an easy dish to make, tastes great and is wonderful for leftovers. The recipe calls for beef, but I've also made it with chicken and it's very good as well. This dish can be... Continue Reading →

Lime Ice Cubes

A dear friend, Nancy Taylor, introduced me to the Peak ice cube tray and cookbook to accompany it and I'm glad she did. The cookbook, Ice Tray Treats, is loaded with some fresh ideas on creating edibles using a Peak ice cube tray, made of silicon. Inspired by the Lemon Ice Cube recipe in the... Continue Reading →

Chez Panisse’s Blueberry Cobbler

Thanks to the New York Times for publishing this recipe. I had considered it for some time and was happy to have an occasion to make it. Our homestay student, Qianying, joined us for dinner and I made this blueberry cobbler for dessert. It is easy to make and it doesn't use much sugar, both... Continue Reading →

Banana Bread

This was my first time making something from Joanne Gaines' Magnolia Table cookbook and it turned out very well. Scott and I love a good banana bread. We were on the search for a more cake-like banana bread and thought we'd give this one a try. It has less flour than some of the other... Continue Reading →

Neiman Marcus Chicken Salad

This recipe was requested awhile back and I've just recently had the chance to try it...and it's worth repeating! The cream in the recipe gives it a nice texture and flavor. The recipe also calls for white pepper, a pepper you can taste but not see. Perhaps it's more aesthetically pleasing to the eye than... Continue Reading →

Gin-Gingered Prawns

My mom used to make Gin-Gingered Prawns and I now make them for Scott. He's another fan of this dish. It's easy to make and can either be made as an appetizer as the recipe suggests, or for dinner. Just plan on more prawns per person if you are serving them for dinner. For dinner,... Continue Reading →

Tortilla Pie

This Mexican version of Italian lasagna uses corn tortillas in place of noodles and is a wonderful dish to enjoy with others or with leftovers. It serves eight and is another one of our favorites from Diane Clement's "Zest for Life" cookbook. Serve with sour cream and chopped green onions if you like. Tortilla Pie... Continue Reading →

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