I am a lucky, lucky girl. I get my organic CSA produce box delivered with a little something sweet tucked in on top of all the fruits and veggies. Auntie Em’s produce delivery is run by local chef extraordinaire, Theresa Wahl of Bobby Flay Throwdown cupcake fame (her Red Velvets beat him out).
I thought a nice breakfast worthy of company would be apropos at this time of year when guests come to stay. These cinnamon spiced, apple diced waffles are perfection. Their flavor is full of fall and coziness and their nice texture is tender inside but crisp outside (if you play by the rules and whip the egg whites).
Ok, I haven’t been single for 20 years so this post isn’t what it seems from the title. Sorry if you were expecting some lament on how I don’t like to share my bed. Infact, I like to share my bed just fine with my hubby and sometimes my Golden Retriever curled up at my feet. Continue Reading →
For those of you who have been here, done that…I am sorry for the reposts lately. I am without a kitchen at the moment so I have decided to share some old favorites of mine and now hopefully yours…
Are you in the Thanksgiving spirit yet? Perhaps dreaming of cranberries and pumpkin pie? Cranberries are so nice and tart that they are the perfect accompaniment to a deep, dark Devil’s Food cake laced with both white and dark chocolate ganache.
Aunt Bette is my husband’s aunt, and as far as my dad is concerned, her German Chocolate cake is the best dowry any dad could ask for. It is actually airy and spongy, with the best ooey, gooey coconut and pecan topping. If that’s not enough, it also has a luxurious chocolate butter cream frosting on the sides just to send it over the top.
My son requested a Three Musketeers’ flavored birthday cake for his family birthday dinner recently. He turned 17 this month…that is absolutely one of the craziest things I have heard in awhile.
Where has the time gone? Most of us find ourselves saying that now and again, especially as we watch our children grow. That is the running theme in my head like a song that is stuck playing over and over again. Tears almost trickle down, but yet I am happy. Everything is good. Really good. Continue Reading →
I have bad news for you my friend. You may want to sit down for this and have smelling salts readily available —Food blogging is NOT the way to a slimmer YOU.
Yes, those of you good girls like Lisa at Smart Food and Fit, Linda at Savoring Every Bite and Ann at Cooking Healthy for Me, may be able to pull it off, but I can’t say that food blogging and trim and fit typically go hand in hand. Am I right or am I right? High fives all around (I have tested out Hollah and am not really a Hollah type of girl—I am a product of the 80′s and that pretty much sums it up). Continue Reading →
I know this must come as a great shock to you, but pear fritters are not the answer to your diet dilemma. They are made with whole milk, deep fried and then rolled in sugar. Does that not scream diet food? In all seriousness though, these fritters are some heavenly cross between funnel cake from the fair (c’mon you know you love it), and a deliciously airy homemade doughnut. These particular fried delights are elevated a touch as they are full of gingered pears and have a touch of lemon zest.