Pumpkin Cake with Honey Frosting
Oct17

Pumpkin Cake with Honey Frosting

Pumpkin Cake with Honey Frosting This recipe is adapted from the kitchens of Martha Stewart. I have been making it every fall for at least ten years, it’s an easy recipe that always makes a moist, delicious spice infused cake, with a surprising honey icing finish. Cake One stick unsalted butter- melted 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 2 T baking soda 1/2 t salt 1 1/2 t cinnamon 3/4 t ginger 1/2 t nutmeg 1/8 t allspice 1/8 t ground cloves...

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good girl!
Sep19

good girl!

It’s not often my design world & baking world unite, but in this case, it was an act of love. Ollie, one of the dogs in my life inspired these biscuits named Ollie’s Kookies. Of course, she supervised the baking and had the final sign off on the label design! We give them out as presents to her friends and sell them around town. If you want to make them for your pups, here’s the recipe. I have been perfecting it for a while...

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Basil Dip! A garden to table superstar
Aug30

Basil Dip! A garden to table superstar

This is one of the best summertime appetizers ever, and easy to make. I like to keep this dish seasonal, something to look forward to this time of year when basil is everywhere, especially gardens and farm markets. Serve with homemade pita chips. Basil Dip 3 cups packed fresh basil leaves 3/4 cup fresh grated parmesan cheese 1/2 cup olive oil 1/2 cup pine nuts 2 large garlic cloves (I mince mine) 3 or 4 tablespoon fresh lemon juice...

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In case of a chocolate emergency…
Apr03

In case of a chocolate emergency…

It’s Thursday evening, we are sitting listening to the steady rain and enjoying the breeze and the windows being open. The wind chimes and an occasional train whistle have made everything magical. There is just one thing missing. Chocolate. When Jacob and Lucy were young I always had a box of brownie mix stashed away called the emergency mix. Now I have this. I take this recipe very seriously because I have tried dozens like it...

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The UUNI pizza oven, connecting food and art
Jan04

The UUNI pizza oven, connecting food and art

The UUNI PIZZA OVEN uses a small amount of space. Delivers on big taste. I ordered ours from Huckberry, a great online catalog. It is simple and fun to use and turns pizza-making into a party. Like Paint Monkey but better. I know you are skeptical but see for yourself in this step by step guide to pizza perfection. Step #1 Set it on a solid surface (outside, of course!). Step #2 Add wood pellets and light with a lighter cube, one is...

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Tea Cakes & Pixie Pies
Dec03

Tea Cakes & Pixie Pies

My Grandma Martha’s tea cakes and pixie pies were almost always served with the sunshine cookies and mostly around holidays. The tea cakes are my all-time favorite cookies, as an adult, I noticed everyone called these little gems “thumbprint” cookies, but they will always be tea cakes to me, and I think better! Again, you don’t need anything fancy to make these. Not even a mixer. Tea Cakes 1/2 cup butter (room temp) 1/4...

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