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Here's one way to use up leftover nuts. (Click here for the recipe) Use your faves. By request I made dry roasted salted peanut and slivered almond nut brittle. If using raw nuts, I suggest toasting them in a dry pan or a 350 oven before adding to the candy. Eat – B   PostedContinue reading “Untitled”

Polar Vortex Cake

  Baby boy asked for pound cake (and I don't mean the dog). And because I'm cocooning, or stress cooking, I made it. I've had this Gourmet recipe calling for browned butter in the file folder a few years. I'm not gifted in the pound cake department. Plus I have a vivid memory of myContinue reading “Polar Vortex Cake”

EZ Savory Scones

Oh no! I just remembered – book club tonight! …or PTA meeting…or a last minute office bribe. That's how fast I made these tasty tidbits. If you don't have scallions, try chives, or bacon! The ingredients are mostly pantry staples. I used cream instead of milk and cut them into two bite nibbles. That meansContinue reading “EZ Savory Scones”

Go Buckeyes!

Another big game this weekend so as requested: The buckeyes recipe! For the un-initiated, they are creamy, sweet, stern clogging, peanut buttery deliciousness. Also no cooking, no baking, no frying. Just blending and shaping (and dipping in chocolate ;-). I find all the recipes are basically the same. I reduced this one (click here) byContinue reading “Go Buckeyes!”

Picking the Dessert…with guidance

Back to the potluck pasta of the other night. We needed a dessert. I let my guy pick the dessert…with guidance. Spinning through recipes over Sunday toast I offered up a choice. German Apple cake, apple pandowdy or apple cranberry oat crumble cake. I personally was sold by the high proportion of crust to filling.Continue reading “Picking the Dessert…with guidance”

Halloween Midday Madness

I made the kids cake for Halloween! Actually I made myself cake, but I gave some to them too. I needed cake. Knowing Halloween and all its Twix goodness was coming couldn't deter me. I actually went out of my way to buy the mayo to make this cake from Bon Appetit. (Click here forContinue reading “Halloween Midday Madness”

Salted Carmel Sauce (Bon Appetit 10/13)

So EZ it's worth repeating! And eating. I snapped the caramel sauce recipe from this month's edition of BA. The apple cake is still on my to-do list. As delicious as the sauce is when warm, it keeps pretty nicely in the fridge. A bit stiffer, but heck, it was the best ice cream topperContinue reading “Salted Carmel Sauce (Bon Appetit 10/13)”

Venetian Apple Cake

We call this the devil made me do it cake as I've been known to double down around Halloween. As Gina De Palma describes in her book “Dolce Italiano” it's an easy, make it in an afternoon cake. Try to get the eggs, butter & milk to the same temp. (I lifted the ingredients &Continue reading “Venetian Apple Cake”

Festival of Peaches

Who woulda thunk…best peach season ever is lingering! Today features a fruit crumble. Later this week: pie! And because stone fruit gods were smiling over the weekend…a farmer's market bargain ($4 for 9 peaches!) could mean peach pie again for the third annual après Thanksgiving. **Assemble and freeze raw pie, bake as normal without defrosting.Continue reading “Festival of Peaches”

Pop Tarts? (A meat free Monday entry)

My spoiled, ungrateful children will inform you these are not pop tarts. But they'll be happy to unload that information with their mouths full. The fact is, Alana Chernila doesn't call them pop tarts in her book, “The Homemade Pantry.” I do, because they're a delicious, hand held treat that pop tarts can only dreamContinue reading “Pop Tarts? (A meat free Monday entry)”