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 enveloped in a chocolate coating. One taste, and you’ll 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 easy,…
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 any brunch!
In addition to being delicious, this Almond Craisin Granola is filled with healthy ingredients.
Homemade Chocolate Ice Cream is a perfect treat for the hot summer days, 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 had one lone Granny Smith apple just hanging out in my kitchen, so I thought I’d make something that would use it up. 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…
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…
Classic Brownies are fudgy and full of toasted pecans. They are simple to make and will convince you to never use a box mix again!
This is the ultimate recipe for french bread. It’s a breeze to make with a bread machine and consistently produces amazing french bread. I’ve been told by both Susan and the Master Taste Tester not to try any other french bread recipe!
I had some Craisins that needed to be used up, so I decided to make White Chocolate and Cranberry Cookies. My recipe called for Macadamia nuts, which I had. I didn’t realize, however, until I opened them that they had become rancid.