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.  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 also gave them a thumbs-up.  Give them... 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 →

Steak Salad

Steak salad has become a favorite in our household.  I love the flavors in this one - a little tomato with some blue cheese dressing and a good nicely done steak cut in strips.  oh!  We can't forget the onion rings for the top.  I was introduced to this salad by a nearby restaurant and... Continue Reading →

Roasted Root Vegetable Soup

I love roasted vegetables and I love soup so this recipe really grabbed my interest.  Plus, Scott and I have been trying to avoid cream in soups - this recipe seemed like a good fit in more ways than one.  (There's no cream in this soup!)  My sister-in-law, Jacqueline, shared it with me after taking... Continue Reading →

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