Vegetarian Frittata

Recently I decided to join Weight Watchers and realized that I needed to change my food choices.  One in particular was my lack of cooking at home.  With that in mind, this morning I decided to make a vegetarian frittata. I got the recipe from Weight Watchers and realized that this recipe had me baking…

Sweet Potato Cheesecake Bar

Hi everyone, another vegetable in dessert post. The original recipe was pumpkin and graham crackers but I had sweet potatoes and ginger snaps and knew this would be a great alternative. So I quickly came up with a tasty southern treat.   Cook Time:  1 hour and 20 minutes        Prep Time:  2…

Pork Chops with Honey Dijon Mustard Sauce

I seldom have pork chops because the meat usually ends up so dry, it’s got to be the closes thing to eating cardboard. But of course every time I go into the freezer I always end up with these four pork chops I’ve had forever. Then the other evening Denise showed me a picture of…

Cookbooks and Precious Memories

Over the years Denise and I have accumulated a variety of cookbooks and we’d love to share a few with you. Of course every cook has cookbooks… but there are does special cookbooks that comes from our moms and grand moms, but we all know great tasting food can come from anyone. Like the hospitality group…

Sweet Beignets (YUM!)

Beignets are light delicate pastry pleasures for the palate. The fried crispy golden brown exterior comes with joy in every bite yet it’s interior is the complete opposite. Beignet’s interior consist of a soft pillowy hollow shape I just had to fill with my sweet whipped cream cheese even though this dessert taste wonderful left…

Fried Shrimp with Bolognese Sauce

I eat a lot of fried shrimp and really do enjoy them but I wanted something different but had no idea. While standing in front of the freezer trying to come up with a recipe my eyes connected with the Bolognese sauce. The sauce was brought weeks ago from Trader Joe’s and my only plan…

Sticky Buns with Cinnamon and Nuts

  I can still remember  growing up in Pondtown waiting for the Bread Man to come by with buns, cakes, rolls and large bags of potato chips … that where actually full of potato chips. But what I really loved where the sweet Sticky Buns. Of course they were not as good as these with…

Corn Fritter Cakes with Confectioner Sugar

Corn Fritters are served sweet or savory. They can be prepared with fruits and jams or syrups and creams. Savory fritters can have more of a cornmeal texture with ingredients added like chopped scallions, celery or garlic  to the mixture. Corn fritters can also be deep fried, fried or baked, creamed corn is often used…

Baked Chicken Thighs with Asparagus

Fried chicken is good but why not take it up a notch. This recipe not only gives chicken that crispy taste we all expect but adding a filling and baking those juicy thighs brings an amazing savory flavor you would not expect. Just lightly fry thighs in a skillet with roasted garlic butter. Then add…

Carrot Cake Cookies with Cream Cheese Filling

  This dessert is a real treat, not only does it have a vegetable but its modified from Disney’s famous Carrot Cake Cookie recipe from DisneyFoodblog.com. I did like the taste of my recipe because I do enjoy carrot cake but honestly my cookies were just a little to thick for me. But that’s ok…

Devil’s Food Zucchini Cakes

After finishing cultured churned butter I was ready for the next baking / food  challenge. I enjoy following several bloggers that always come up with outstanding mouth watering desserts. A couple of my favorites are Sally’s Baking Addition and Joy the Baker. Which makes me question what can I do with a dessert that would grab someone’s…

Buttered Up

The distinctive taste of compound butter can bring a burst of flavor to every dish you make.This butter is great with meats, desserts, vegetables, stews, soups, bake goods and sandwiches. I want to share a few sweet and savory recipes I made. All of the butter was either soften at room temperature or placed in…