Summertime means outdoor adventures and outdoor adventures mean quick and go snack ideas. What could be more perfect than a delicious hand pie? Any berry will do, choose your favorite and enjoy! Note: You can make the dough the day before, wrap and keep chilled. Enter to win gorgeous embossed rolling pin by Embossed Co. We are taking subscriptions! Our printed September issue mails August 10th.The … Continue reading grab and go cherry hand pies
Beer for the Halibut, I say! And what a terrific medium it is – fresh fish – to showcase beer as complement and ingredient. Since Halibut is a rather hearty white fish it’ll absorb flavors nicely. I’d encourage you to cook down some cherries with a moderate and well balanced brown style beer like Everybody’s Brewing Hoedown Brown. The caramelization as the beer cooks will … Continue reading Halibut, Cherries and Beer; An Excellent Combination by Ginger Johnson
Repeat after me: Mmmmmmm. Aaaaahhhhhhh. Ooooooooo. Cherries and Apricots are great friends of beer. Yes, you heard it here, folks. Fruit is a terrific partner with beer. Beer and fruit share a few characteristics. As they age the flavors change. There’s a tremendous variety of both. As ingredients, beer and fruit have much to offer our taste buds. Since I love to cook in general, … Continue reading Raise a Glass with Ginger; Cherries, Apricots and Beer
Fresh air is calling and ideas have been bubbling and brewing in our heads as we search for the best “grab and go” desserts for your picnic. Canadian House & Home has a fabulous layered apple dessert that I absolutely adore. The ingredients list is basic and the flavors combine very well. Ricardo Larrivee’s Apple & Maple Verrine ~ There is a separate recipe for each … Continue reading Let’s Get Outdoors; Grab n Go Picnic Desserts
A cup of hot coffee or a glass of cold milk and a slice of decadent, rich, dark chocolate cake. I was conversing with friends an evening or two ago and one of them mentioned his love for chocolate cake and a recipe he uses to whip up the perfect piece of heaven. My mouth began to water and my brain began to bubble. It … Continue reading Decadent & Delicious Chocolate Delights
Don’t you just love a secret recipe? Especially those that include Chocolate, Almonds, Cinnamon, Ginger, Sesame, Cherries and Coconut. Those are just a few of the delicious ingredients in Almondina’s all natural and delicious cookies. I love a good cookie and when I received an entire box of Almondina Brand Cookies, I couldn’t wait to dive in. I opened the box, delightfully pulled out the … Continue reading An award winning cookie without the guilt ~ Definitely one of our favorite things.
This time of year, whether it is for Valentine’s Day or just a cozy snuggle session in front of a warm fire with your honey, a good seductive cocktail can really set the mood. It’s difficult to choose what a “sexy” cocktail would be since we all have an affection for different flavors. So, I am choosing a few of my favs that I feel … Continue reading Sensual Cocktails