Eat Dessert First

Chocolate Chocolately Cake with Chocolate Ganache Frosting

Oh hi! The title for this post is intentionally chocolately, because, holy smokes, it’s so dark and rich and….chocolately! And gluten-free because my adult kids are celiacs and trips to the ER are not fun at all.  So let’s get down to it. You CAN totally make this cake and be proud of your handiwork…. […]

Breakfasts

Old-School Crunchy & Gooey Apple Crisp

Black-eyed peas and greens are mandatory for New Year’s Day in the South. Yes, we had them yesterday with cornbread. I wasn’t going to post yet another recipe when the internet was filled with black-eyed pea recipes, but my concoction was SO good that the Official Recipe Taster kept saying,”You really should post this,” as […]

Breakfasts

Fresh Apple Cake with Buttery Maple Syrup Glaze

There’s a crisp bite to the night air. Thanksgiving is right around the corner. Election ads have finally stopped running. Yes, it’s officially Autumn! Bring on the Pumpkin Pie! Or Cranberry Loaf! Or apple anything as long as it involves sugar and butter! I’m loving this moist cakey quick bread which feature chunks of apples […]

Eat Dessert First

Rustic Pear Tart

There is something about Autumn that brings out the “cozy’. Wool sweaters, roaring fires, thick down comforters, and hearty peasant food. The following recipe is a perfect example of pie “gone native”…..after all, what did people do before pie pans were a buck each at the Dollar Tree? They improvised, that’s what! And with delicious […]

Pepper, hummus, avocado, & tomato sandwich- yum!
Cooking & Kitchen Basics

A Plethora of Plenty!

Farmers’ Markets, CSA weekly deliveries, our own gardens gone berserk! Even Costco has monster-sized produce.  It is so easy to throw away food without even thinking.  I am as guilty as the next person. Here are some ideas to capture the goodness so you can savor it for later! When cooking your wonderful humanely raised […]

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