Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes

November 17, 2014

These are like individual pumpkin pies in the shape of a cupcake – so easy and delicious. No crust to roll out too – so the holidays are more stress free! ⅔ cup all purpose flour 15 oz can pumpkin puree ¾ cup sugar 2 large eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla ¾ cup evaporated milk 2 […]

s’more cookies

November 25, 2014

Peach, Vanilla-Bean Croissant Pudding

April 16, 2015

For this recipe I use miniature croissants, roughly 14 of them. Feel free to use brioche or a loaf of french bread from the supermarket. When peaches are in season, I use those yet find frozen works just as well too. I always make by pudding the day/night before so it can rest and the […]

Huevos Rancheros Waffles

March 20, 2009

Talk about a tough waffle to contend with. Take a cornmeal waffle topped with black beans, poached eggs and salsa. Then side it up with some avocado and sour cream. This meal makes for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Even my 12 year-old daughter loved this, minus the salsa of course… Cornmeal Waffles 1 ¾ cup […]

Whipped Feta Dip

November 24, 2014

6 oz feta cheese, crumbled 4 oz cream cheese, softened 1/3 c. olive oil 1 tbsp. garlic, minced 1 tablespoon lemon juice Topping: 2 Roma tomatoes, diced Fresh chopped oregano Fresh chopped parsley Black pepper and salt, to taste Drizzle olive oil for garnish Pita, chips, or crackers, to serve Combine the feta, cream cheese, […]

Deviled Egg Pasta Salad

January 3, 2015

Candy Apple Salad

May 29, 2010

Recently when I was down at my mother’s house I had this salad.  I thought it was one of the most interesting taste combinations I had tried in a while.  After finding out what was in it, I knew I had to share it with you.  Just in time for a weekend celebration! Ingredients: 1-1/2 […]

Chocolate Babka

November 18, 2010

How can you go wrong with a recipe that has two pounds of chocolate and almost two pounds of butter? The hardest part about this entire recipe is waiting, the agony of waiting for the loaf to completely cool so you can cut it. Do not try and pop these out before then as the […]

One-Hour, 13-Bean & Ham Soup

October 30, 2012

This soup is made easy using the Cuisinart Pressure Cooker and Bob’s Red Mill 13-Bean Soup Mix.  Back in the day, you’d have to soak the beans overnight and then cook them for a few hours in order to reconstitute them.  This is why I love my pressure cooker.  All I have to do is […]

Rotten Eggs

January 3, 2015

Mom’s ‘Working Class’ Chili

March 6, 2013

Both of my parents worked, so time was a luxury and not one my mother had when she would get home and have to figure out a way to feed her family. Her chili recipe was quick and convenient – and delicious. My mother never skimped on protein, there was always plenty of hamburger in […]

Jefferson Davis Pie

November 15, 2010

For any of you looking for an alternative to the usual pumpkin pie at the Holidays, your answer is here! This little-known Dixie dessert is a rich, caramely brown sugar custard pie that hides a delightful puree of dried fruits and nuts. In your food processor, puree the following until finely ground: 1/2 cup raisins […]

Smartini ZOKU Slushies

June 13, 2013

Pour Smartini Margarita or Pomegranate Martini Mix into the ZOKU Slushie maker and scrape edges using a spoon until you reach desired consistency. Enjoy!

Raspberry Compote

January 3, 2015

Butterscotch Caramel Rolls

November 25, 2014

Pretzel Bottom Caramel Brownies

January 23, 2015

You’ll find you won’t want to share these chewy brownies with anyone – so make a double batch! Crust: 1 c. crushed pretzels 8 tbsp. (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted 1/2 c. brown sugar 1/2 c. flour Combine ingredients and place into a square cake pan that has been fitted with parchment. If you don’t […]

Beignets [ben-yeyz]

March 2, 2009

A staple of New Orleans cuisine, fried sweet dough covered in powdered sugar. Cafe du Monde is the place to get these are your sweet tooth is harassing you in the Big Easy. I made these for the Mardi Gras cooking class this last weekend. Who doesn’t love fried dough? Don’t forget to buy a […]

Eggnog Cream Pies

December 7, 2011

Eggnog is a standard at my home during the entire Holiday season, but I wanted to do something different with it to inspire people to think of food in different ways.  Here I took one of my favorite drinks and turned it into a cream pie which I served in my faux bois cups.  It […]

Bloody Mary Salad

December 25, 2012

I love a Bloody Mary, full of spices and extra things to chomp on so I wanted to create a salad that is reminiscent of it. I was tossing ideas around in my head for a while and then when I ran across the mini pepperoni at the supermarket it all came together. I hope […]

Granola

January 3, 2010

  Have you ever wondered how to make granola? It’s so easy and versatile, you can accommodate various tastes with just one recipe. I threw this together over at my sister’s house and she calls me every day to tell me how much she enjoys it. Even my daughter loves this over vanilla-yogurt in the […]

Pâtes de Fruits (pat-A fwee)

March 7, 2012

These candies have a very, fancy name yet are simply jellied fruit.  Depending on the type of fruit you are using to make them out of, you can choose to strain the seeds out or not.  I personally prefer not to, as I like the rustic nature of the finished product. Recipe: 24 oz. Archer […]

Garlic Dill Pickles & Cipollini Onions

August 25, 2012

These remind me so much of my grandmother and how she used to spend the weekend making pickles. This recipe is elevated with the addition of garlic and cipollini onions. Having a helper to peel the onions and garlic makes light work of a tedious job. The rest is easy! This recipe makes 14 – […]

Omelets and Quiche

May 1, 2009

Omelets are made with beaten eggs that are cooked into a flat round and then rolled or folded. They can hold virtually any savory or sweet food, from artichokes and zucchini to peanut butter and jam. The filling and topping possibilities are endless, limited only by the cook’s imagination and refrigerator contents. Simply put, a […]

Crumb Cake for Two

January 3, 2015

Salad Olivier

January 3, 2015

Pizza Dip

March 20, 2015

This dip is for anyone who loves pizza – and the good news is that you can tailor it to how you enjoy your favorite pizza by adding whatever toppings you love. You can use any kind of chip to dip into this delicious concoction, yet I choose to make my own by making them […]

Spicy Corn Relish

November 25, 2014

French Toast Breakfast Bowls

May 5, 2012

I just finished making this and photographed it, so I will get the recipe for this posted later today – I promise! So my inspiration for this came from the fact that breakfast is my favorite meal to cook, coupled with the fact that I love a good breakfast bake that you can make in […]

Banana Bread Breakfast Bars

November 25, 2014