Basil Dip! A garden to table superstar
Sep04

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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COFFEE SOUP
Apr03

COFFEE SOUP

I think this old-fashioned recipe should be the next big thing. It does have some rather odd ingredients like butter, sugar, coffee, and crackers, but I just tried it again and it was delish! My Mom and Grandma Martha would make coffee soup for me on weekends or if I was sick or I think when we had nothing else. I totally forgot about it, then the other day my Mom and I got to talking about funny things like coffee soup and milk toast...

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Roasted veggie rice bowl with honey dijon dressing
Mar21

Roasted veggie rice bowl with honey dijon dressing

This is an adapted recipe I saw floating around online, It didn’t have an author but my hats off to them! I serve with my version of honey dijon dressing, so feel free to use yours. Serves four to six 2 cups cooked rice, I use Lundberg Wild blend Heat oven to 450 1 can of chickpeas washed and drained 1 lb brussels sprouts halved 2 small sweet potatoes cut into bite-size pieces Small bunch of radishes (8 ish) quartered 1 sweet...

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Date & nut cookies. Pretty. Ugly. Yummy.
Nov22

Date & nut cookies. Pretty. Ugly. Yummy.

A tasty dose of dried fruit adds sweetness to these moist, cakey goodies. I switch up the fruit and sometimes add candied ginger for a sweeter taste. Makes about 60 2 cups all-purpose flour 2 t baking powder 3/4 pound dates, pitted and roughly chopped 2 cups pecans, roughly chopped 1/2 cup dark raisins 1/2 cup golden raisins 1/2 cup dried cherries 3 large eggs 1/2 cup PLUS 2 T sugar 2/3 cup vegetable oil 2 T fresh lemon juice 2 t pure...

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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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