Fall is my favorite time of year. Brisk mornings. Turning leaves. Fall harvests and celebrations. The start of cozy sweater season. And pies. Lots and lots of fall and winter pies. My favorite pie happens to be apple. When we lived up in the mountains of New York State, it wasn't unusual for us to … Continue reading Apple Pie…Oh My!
(Reblogged from September 2014) I know. It sounds strange discussing ice cream and the end of September, but I have to honestly say that moving from Western WA to Central TX two months ago has confused my internal change of the seasons. The high currently is 85 degrees -- ice cream weather for this northern … Continue reading Ice Creeeeeeam!
Last summer Panzanella became my new favorite thing. This Tuscan salad is super tasty, and I especially love the addition of the freshly prepared grilled bread "croutons" which make this dish so special. Typically it is made with tomatoes, mozzarella, grilled bread and basil, but I've decided to add my own twist to this Tuscany … Continue reading Panzanella
I have a confession to make. For many years I dreams of having my own shop. A culinary shop. Or better yet....a tea house. Sadly I am unable to open a tea house in my town, but.....I have walked into an opportunity to open my own small shop in my destination tourist town. I'm going … Continue reading Exciting Times!
I've been on such a comfort food fixation these past few weeks. It's sinful. Absolutely sinful. the other week it was Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes and Ham. Today it's Macaroni and Cheese. Heavenly. Amazing. Mac and Cheese may seem complicated, but if you've ever had a chance to get some homemade decadence, that box stuff will … Continue reading Best Macaroni and Cheese EVER
I am a complete cheesecake fanatic. While my family doesn't completely share my passion, I figure it means more creamy goodness for me. Lately I've been experimenting with my slow cooker, which I love because it creates a silky, creamy confection you can't beat. Essentially when making cheesecake in a slow cooker you're actually steaming it … Continue reading Slow Cooker Sour Cream Cheesecake
So I posted a pic on my Instagram account a little while back about my foray into making Pulled Pork Nachos…which, incidentally, are amazing. I had made BBQ Pulled Pork for dinner the night before and we had quite a bit of leftovers. I didn’t mind because I hadn’t made it in a few years … Continue reading Pulled Pork Nachos