I found this recipe in the pile, scrawled on the back of a greeting card envelope! Thinking back, I believe it was one of my mother’s recipes and I think she got it from her neighbor, years and years ago. I was looking to make some thing homey and I had a few apples that I wanted to use up so this was a perfect candidate!
Breakfast as a cupcake? Sounds heavenly! My good friend, Lisa, gave me this recipe and it sounded divine. What’s not to love about French toast and maple syrup…and even a little bacon?!?!
I know what you’re thinking though — I thought the same thing too. I have to admit, I was a little skeptical about the whole bacon as garnish thing, but I decided to take one for the team and give it a try – just as the recipe described.
While I enjoy the long, lazy summer days, it’s the cool, crisp days of fall that I really crave! I wait all year long to enjoy the few short weeks, where the mountains are covered in orange, yellow and red patches and the days are cool and sunny. You know…when you need to wear a sweatshirt but you can still get a sun burn!
This was the perfect autumn weekend! Bright sun, colorful leaves, two whole days with nothing to do but visit the pumpkin patch and the apple orchard! Bliss!
This weather always inspires me to cook and bake! And, since we had just left the Ritter’s Cider Mill with all of our favorite finds (buckets of Jona Gold, Macoun and Gala apples, apple cider donuts and, of course, apple cider), I wanted to find some new apple recipes.
Mashed apples used to make apple cider
Pressing the mashed apples to make cider
The other night, it was just my son and I, since Daddy was working. We both wanted a special treat so I searched through my “pile” to find a recipe that my 4 year old could help make.
These Banana Galettes, a recipe from Everyday Food magazine, looked easy enough (and tasty enough), plus there were plenty of tasks my little sous chef could handle! But, I have to say, I had no idea what a “galette” was…and, truth be told, I still don’t really know!
I was at my local Farmer’s Market the other day and the peaches looked (and smelled) fantastic! They inspired me to dig in my “pile” for a recipe that would make these babies shine!
The contender…Cinnamon Biscuit Peach Cobbler! Now, doesn’t that sound heavenly?!?! The recipe came from Taste of Home magazine.
And, since today is the last day of National Peach Month, I thought it was appropriate to post this today!
Since today is National Waffle Day, I couldn’t help but think back to my trip to Norway (because that makes sense, right?!?!). In Norway, waffles are served as dessert, rather than breakfast.
Known as “vafler”, these waffles are much richer and thicker than what we’re used to, and are very flavorful.
We love grilled pineapple, so when I had read about grilling stone fruits, like peaches and plums, I thought I would give it a try.
Recently, I asked you guys what you wanted me to make next. Amy commented that she wanted a decadent dessert. And, to me, nothing says decadence like CHOCOLATE! When I flipped through my pile of recipes, I came across several different recipes for Molten Chocolate Cakes. After reading through them all, I settled on one from Everyday Food magazine.
Is it a Keeper?
These were really good! Very rich, but very good! Make sure you watch the baking time carefully. I think I over baked mine. Next time, I think I’ll start checking them at the 10 minute mark.
I also liked these cakes with raspberries. I think it went very well together. The only thing that was missing was a cup of coffee! I think the coffee would have really intensified the chocolateliness!
These are easy to make and would make an elegant dessert for a dinner party or a special family treat! Definitely a keeper!
Watch me make them on WNEP’s Home and Backyard:
A few weeks ago, I had a wonderful birthday dinner at Ruth’s Chris Steak House. The food was absolutely to-die-for! I remember feeling a little bit sad when I took my last bite of filet mignon. It was heavenly! Just when I thought I couldn’t eat another bite, the waiter brought our dessert. It was a small dish of vanilla cream with fresh berries on top.
Oh…my…god! Words cannot describe how good that stuff was! I knew I had to figure out to make this for myself!
My sister-in-law, Cathy, make this dessert for Easter dinner. She found the recipe on the back of a cake mix box. While I didn’t make the recipe, per se. I was an active taste-tester! And, that’s what this blog is about.
I am always looking for great muffin and quick bread recipes. So, when I came across this recipe for Cinnamon-Pecan muffins, I had to give it a try! At first glance, it seemed easy enough — common ingredients that are already in my pantry, simple instructions and, most importantly, cinnamon! I love cinnamon anything!