When I was a kid, my very favorite soup was split pea soup. My mom would make it using the ham bone from Christmas dinner. Through the years, I’ve made my own split pea soup, sometimes with the Christmas ham bone for flavoring, and other times with smoked sausage.
Every now and then, Susan and I make a King Cake for Mardi Gras. This year, Susan suggested that we make a Christmas King Cake, decorated in red and green. I thought – what a good idea, especially since we’re breaking with tradition this year and having a New Orleans themed Christmas dinner!
Chocolate Billionaires are full of crispy, crunchy caramel goodness surrounded by a chocolate coating. One taste, and you will agree that the name is totally appropriate! Some years ago, I came across a recipe for chocolate billionaires. From what I remember, it was in some sort of a pamphlet. The recipe looked good and also…
Chris’ Bran Bread is super easy to make in a bread machine. A couple of years ago I purchased a Zojirushi mini bread machine. It has turned out to be one of the best investments I’ve ever made! I use it several times a week, and can’t remember the last time I actually bought bread.
Bran mini muffins are both delicious and good for you. They can be prepared in advance, and will make an awesome addition to your Mother’s Day brunch!
Almond Craisin Granola is filled with healthy ingredients. This delicious granola is a perfect addition to your Mother’s Day brunch.
Homemade Chocolate Ice Cream is a perfect treat for the hot summer says, and is easy to make. It’s cool, refreshing, and creamy. Who could ask for more?
Want to know the secret to the perfect soft-cooked egg? The answer is steaming the egg as opposed to boiling it in water.
I thought I’d make something that would use up the last Granny Smith apple. What I settled on was a variation on carrot cake, omitting the pineapple and coconut, and instead using apples, Craisins and wheat bran! Who would have thought that they would have tasted so good!
It’s that time of year again, when the kitchen swings into action to produce Christmas goodies. This year, I thought it would be fun to make something that I’ve never made before – caramels! For some reason, I thought that they would be hard to make, but actually, they were pretty easy. Homemade caramels are…
Halloween Push Pops are fun to make using carrot cake and cream cheese frosting. They will delight children young and old. Delicious carrot cake is stacked with amazing cream cheese frosting in between. As an added bonus, you can take some of the carrot cake batter and make mini muffins decorated with the cream cheese…
For dinner tonight, I decided to try Julia Child’s Suprêmes de Volaille aux Champignons (Chicken Breasts with Mushrooms and Cream) from Pages 268-270 of Volume 1, Mastering the Art of French Cooking. Suprêmes de Volaille