Brownies with Cream Cheese Frosting and Filling

This is a great tasting brownie but surely not your traditional brownie. The cream cheese filling  gives this brownie more of a fudge texture but definitely not a fudge taste. It’s more like a cake combined with a very rich flavored creamy cheese. And then to add more pleasure to this dessert you get a little…

Thanksgiving Blessing

                                                    For each new morning with its light, For rest and shelter of the night, For health and food, For love and friends, For everything Thy goodness sends. –Ralph Waldo…

Stretch and Fold Pattern for Dough

  Use a floured rolling pin and roll dough on a lightly floured counter and shape into a rectangle. Proceed with a stretch and fold pattern similar to an envelop. Using a pastry scraper dipped lightly in flour lift dough from the end corners (furthest from you) and fold dough midway of rectangle. Then pull…

Onion Parmesan Rolls

Although most fast food restaurants sale good tasting burgers they really can’t compare to a homemade burger in size or flavor. When most people think of a good burger they focus on the type of cheese on the sandwich or if the onions are raw or fried. Sweet pickles are a must for some while others prefer the…

Moments in the Garden

So winter is definitely on it’s way and the few vegetables we have are fading away. But we are glad to say next year hopefully our garden will leap. We presently have a few potatoes, basil, lettuce, parsley, peppers, celery, green onions and a tomato. We also still have some beautiful yellow roses. Early October…

Fluffy Buttery Homemade Pancakes

What a perfect way to start a day, with delicate fluffy homemade pancakes stacked not so neatly. An assurance that each and everyone will get a little drizzle of that sweet syrup that’s in a slow paced race with our culinary treat called butter. Cook time: 15 minutes          Prep time: 20…

Almond Cookies

Almonds are rich in vitamin E, fibers, omega 3 fatty acids and proteins. I especially enjoy them heated and sprinkled lightly with brown sugar. Roasted almonds have a rich creamy taste that melts in your mouth and Denise often has them roasted and chopped in her salads. Because of the profound flavor of this little…

Buttermilk Parmesan Potatoes

I love it when I can come up with a quick great tasting recipe without running to the store for more ingredients. This is my homemade buttermilk baked potato dish which definitely brought a different flavor to the table. The homemade buttermilk and seasoned herbs brought a slightly sharp tangy taste which was a pleasant…

Brown Butter Sauce-Don’t Blink!

Can you imagine sweet velvety  golden yellow butter tasting better than it does. Please allow me to introduce you to Brown Butter sauce. Just remember when you make this magic happen – don’t blink, because it only takes minutes to burn the butter and end up with the worst odor you’ve ever smelled. You really…

Ciabatta

Ciabatta bread is a rustic Italian bread with a moist textured crumb and crackly crust. I will start my bread with a pre-fermented dough called Biga. Peter Reinhart author of The Bread Baker’s Apprentice  explains in great detail the art of bread making as well as the different versions of fermentation. Denise and I recently attended the Decatur…

Pumpkin Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

I’m sure everybody has a pumpkin cream cheese cake recipe, especially this time of year. But I’m still going to share mine with you, because I just love this time of year, because it screams pumpkin and spice! You know what I mean? Oh, of course you know. When the mornings are cool enough to…