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Apple Season!

Apple Season!

Apple season doesn’t seem to care how hot or rainy it is. They have their internal clock and when it sound “Apple Season”, it’s go time. Apples are everywhere and so good! I have definitely embraced the season this year and have some great recipes…

Mixed Berry Jam

Mixed Berry Jam

There is a point when you look at the berries in your refrigerator and they just aren’t the same. I used to get really frustrated. I am always so ambitious when I buy fresh produce at the Farmer’s Market, and disappointed when we cant’t get…

Cinco de Mayo! Ole!

Cinco de Mayo! Ole!

A beloved beverage from a great vacation.   A favorite dip given a new taste with fresh herbs.

An easy Homemade Bread (Dressed to Impress)

An easy Homemade Bread (Dressed to Impress)

Last week was National Beer Day. While I love a good COLD beer, I am much more of a baker than a drinker. When I was in college a friend gave me a recipe box filled with some of her favorites and I have enjoyed…

Let’s Talk About Salt!

Let’s Talk About Salt!

  When I was growing up there were three kinds of salt. Morton’s Table Salt, Kosher Salt and the disgusting salt substitute, my Mom let my Dad use, after his heart surgery (YUCK!). Nowadays, there are a zillion kinds of salt. You can have a…

I’m in a Pickle!

I’m in a Pickle!

I was watching an episode of Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives over the summer. In one of the restaurants they said something about Bread & Butter Jalapenos, and never said another thing. It was as if a light bulb went on for me. What a brilliant…

Giving in to the AirFryer Craze

Giving in to the AirFryer Craze

I did a piece a while back, saying that you don’t really need to purchase an air fryer, if you have a toaster oven with the convection setting. That still holds true but I am taking back the you don’t need both part. A toaster…

Apricot Brandy

Apricot Brandy

When I was in college, my boyfriends dad used to make Apricot Brandy. I still think about sipping it during the summer sitting in their backyard, or in the winter by a fireplace. So when I somehow ended up with bags of dried apricot. Maybe…

#Fearless Friday – Whipped cream

#Fearless Friday – Whipped cream

It seems so simple but fresh whipped cream, made at home, is something special. I love recipes that are simple but offer a big wow factor. It’s ironic that something so simple is often not tried. I hope this gives you the incentive needed to…

Nut Free Granola

Nut Free Granola

I have a daughter that is allergic to nuts. Thankfully, it is not a life threatening allergy but just enough to be really uncomfortable. She used to love the granola from Madison, in NYC. I decided to create a nut-free version she could enjoy. I…

Everything is Better with Bacon Gravy.

Everything is Better with Bacon Gravy.

Nothing makes anything better like bacon. Seriously, bacon is the ultimate Unami flavor. Nobody does bacon better than the south. ¬†Here is a bacon gravy that literally is great with anything! You can pour over scrambled eggs and biscuits. If you make meatloaf, pour this…

Biscuit Memories

Biscuit Memories

You know how there are certain things that evoke a memory. Today for me it was eating warm homemade biscuits oozing with butter and drizzled with real maple syrup. If you know anyone from the south you know there are a thousand different ways to…