Category Archives: Dessert

Strawberry Season

We were planning on skipping the farmers market this week until the morning news crews started gushing about local strawberries being in season. The news in these parts hasn’t been great lately, so cut them a little slack. Anyway, we … Continue reading

Posted in Appetizers, Breakfast, Dessert, Food, Things in Jars | Tagged , , , , | 9 Comments

Mint Granita

Our mint plant is already on a roll and we love coming up with ways to use the leaves. The stems and leaves can be used in this simple recipe. The recipe below is for a small batch, but can … Continue reading

Posted in Dessert, Food, Recipes, Spirits | Tagged , , , , , | 6 Comments

Sunday Suppers: Signs of Spring

We’re waiting with bated breath for our farmers markets to get in full swing. In the meantime, we can dream of meals like this. Grilled Rack of Lamb Two Ways and Polenta Asparagus with Mint and Chili Fresh Strawberry Tart

Posted in Dessert, Dinner, Food, Grilling/Smoking, Italian | Tagged , , , , | 6 Comments

Dark Chocolate Souffle

This is just a big, smooth, creamy, airy chocolate orgasm. Pardon my French. Use any two-quart straight sided 7-8″ dish, although a souffle dish does work the best. Good quality dark chocolate is not negotiable. Dark Chocolate Souffle 8 oz … Continue reading

Posted in Dessert, Food, Recipes | Tagged , , | 9 Comments

Sunday Suppers: Easter’s Here

If you’re having a crowd over ham is always easier on the budget than lamb. Don’t forget the biscuits for leftovers! Honey-glazed or Molasses and Bourbon Ham Mashed Sweet Potatoes Green Bean Salad Spiced Strawberry Shortcake Don’t forget to make … Continue reading

Posted in Dessert, Dinner, Food, Pork, Sides | Tagged , , , , , | 9 Comments

German Spice Cookies

These cookies taste a lot like gingerbread, but are very hard due to all the sugar in the dough. This makes them perfect to dip in coffee or other hot beverages. Keep the size small to encourage extra dunking. This … Continue reading

Posted in Dessert, Food, Recipes | Tagged , , | 9 Comments

Sunday Suppers: Easter’s Coming

We’ll have a budget-friendly Easter meal next week. This week, we’re going fancy pants. Roasted Lamb with Fennel Lemon Asparagus Duchess Potatoes Challah Lemon Bars

Posted in Dessert, Dinner, Food, Sides | Tagged , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Sunday Suppers: Steakhouse Favorites

Have you been to your favorite steakhouse lately? Bet your wallet is still smarting! Here’s a way to splurge, and we do mean splurge, at home. Hearts of Romaine with Blue Cheese and Bacon Peppercorn-Crusted Steaks with Onion Rings Mashed … Continue reading

Posted in Appetizers, Beef, Dessert, Dinner, Food, Sides | Tagged , , , , , , | 10 Comments

Sunday Suppers: Spring Chicken Part Two

Here’s another elegant dinner that features chicken as its star. Upside-Down Chicken Florentine Scalloped Potatoes with Rosemary Poached Pears with Chocolate and Wine Sauce

Posted in Chicken, Dessert, Dinner, Food, Sides | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Apple Cake with Custard Cream

The recipe for this fantastic cake came from The Kitchen McCabe blog. The only change I made was to add one teaspoon ground cinnamon to the sugar in the cake. Well and I used cream instead of milk, cut the … Continue reading

Posted in Dessert, Food | Tagged , , , | 4 Comments