Almond & Apricot Biscotti

Have made this twice and each time, it gets great reviews from folks I share it with. Makes great hostess gifts or place in a decorated vase at each end of the dessert table. Great little dessert especially for people who don’t like a lot of sweets, but like just a little something to go … Continue reading

Apple Fritters

On the back of some of my cooking magazines, come these lovely little recipes from Sevierville, TX, advertising Applewood Farmhouse Restaurant This little gem is perfect for those mornings or late evenings when you don’t want to get back out of the house, but a donut sounds really good with a cup of tea or … Continue reading

Blackberry, Browned Butter & Almond Tart

Taken from Southern Living Magazine, this recipe caught my eye and with a sack of blackberries already in the fridge, it sounded too good not to try. It is also one of those rare moments when I have almond flour in the house, which I had purchased to make another batch of french macaroons. 1 … Continue reading

Za’atar Pita Bread

Yesterday Randy and I were on the last leg of our trip coming back from Dallas. We stopped in Tucson for lunch and because Randy is always so sweet to let me end our trips with a new restaurant which we have never been, we began to think about Lebanese food, so as I drove, … Continue reading

Cheese & Herb Scones

I don’t know about you, but not only do I feel a little British when I eat scones, but I certainly feel a little Martha Stewartie when I make them. Just returning from grocery shopping I happened to look on the back of a bag of shredded sharp cheddar cheese and noticed this recipe. We … Continue reading

Blueberry Scone* Fruit Dessert

Tonight we are headed to Babe’s for the best fried chicken in the state of Texas with my sister-in-law and her hubby. Because it will be served with creamed corn, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans and biscuits, I thought it might be good to have a little lighter dessert afterward. This morning, I made fresh … Continue reading

Parmesan-Pepper Cornbread Biscotti

What a great little bread stick to have with any soup that you serve. Taken from Southern Living 2011. 2 (6 oz) packages buttermilk cornbread and muffin mix 1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese, divided 2 teas finely ground pepper 3/4 teas chopped fresh rosemary 1/4 cup cold butter, cut into pieces 3 large eggs, … Continue reading

Mushroom Bread

Looking for a filling meatless appetizer for Super Bowl? This is taken from Taste of Home and sounds like a great one. 1 tube (8 oz) refrigerated crescent rolls 2 cups thinly sliced fresh mushrooms 1 tables butter, melted with garlic powder tailored to your liking 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese 1/2 teas Italian seasoning … Continue reading

Cranberry & Orange Scones

Isn’t it fun to plan different breakfast for the Christmas season? As I skimmed through the different food magazines for new recipes, this one caught my eye as one that will be on our table. Taken from Food Network magazine…*to make ahead, see below* 4 cups plus 1/4 cup flour 1/4 cup granulated sugar, plus … Continue reading

Cheesy Rosemary Leek Bread Pudding*

1 teas olive oil 1 medium leek, white part only, cut in half lengthwise and then cut into thin half moons Kosher salt and black pepper to taste 8 large eggs 2 cups milk 2 teas fresh thyme leaves or 1 teas Herbes de Provence Zest of 1 lemon 5 cups La Brea Bakery rosemary … Continue reading