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Pumpkin Bread

September 25, 2017 // 0 Comments

A pumpkin is a cultivar of a squash plant, most commonly of Cucurbita pepo, that is round, with smooth, slightly ribbed skin, and deep yellow to orange coloration. The thick shell contains the seeds and pulp. ~Wikipedia The entire year seems to be a waiting game for fall [...]

Cinnamon Apple Cider Doughnuts

August 29, 2017 // 2 Comments

The secret to a great doughnut is to use the best ingredients. Use real butter, not margarine and real buttermilk, not powder. This recipe also asks for apple butter. If you aren’t familiar with this delicious concoction, you can generally find a jar at the farmers [...]

Feta and Olive Oil Cakes

April 13, 2017 // 0 Comments

Each Easter Sunday the dinner table is filled with delicious foods and sweet treats. While the younger crew might want cake and fluffy coconut frosting, a few others will love nibbling on something of a different flavor. These delicious little Feta and Olive Oil Cakes are [...]

Gaea’s Olive Oil Cake

December 11, 2015 // 2 Comments

Shake up your holiday dessert table this year with zesty, fresh flavors. Christmas dessert tables are filled with a various assortment of sweet delicious pastries. Holiday decorated cookies take center stage while heavily frosted cakes and cinnamon spiced pies wait to be [...]

Francois Payard’s Chocolate Pecan Tart

November 24, 2015 // 0 Comments

The Wednesday before Thanksgiving is traditionally the day I bake for the holiday dessert table. The aroma wafting through the kitchen is intoxicating and keeping all foods intact for guests arriving Thursday, is a bit of a chore with two teenagers in the house. Pies, [...]

Francois Payard’s Apple Honey Cake

November 3, 2015 // 1 Comment

Setting clocks back an hour for daylight savings time seems to be the official moment each year when the holiday season begins. Grocer coolers are filled to the top with turkeys and foil roasting pans have found their way to the end of every aisle. Candy canes and Christmas [...]

Blackberry Pear Soup

August 11, 2015 // 0 Comments

Blackberries are a hardy species that have adapted to nearly all climates and conditions around  the globe. Through the centuries the deep hued berries have been utilized medicinally and as  indigo and purple dye. While the uses are many and have varied from culture to [...]

Cool Treats for Hot Days; Ice Cream

June 2, 2013 // 1 Comment

Ice cream is the perfect companion to a hot summer day, and with so many flavors and varieties to choose from, the recipe box is full.  We have taken on a grand, and delicious, task of trying each and every one of them through the end of September. Masala Espresso Coffee [...]