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.
What do you do with an over-ripe banana? The best thing that I know is to use it to make Banana Craisin Mini Muffins. They’re moist, easy to make, and absolutely delicious – a perfect brunch treat for Mother’s Day.
Do you remember the last time that you were in the supermarket on the cookie aisle and you saw those very expensive cookies in the white bag? Well, the Almond and Chocolate Sandwich Cookies will definitely remind you of one of the more popular types, which will go unnamed! This is a crisp, thin cookie that’s…
New Orleans pralines are different from their European ancestor in that the New Orleans variety uses pecans rather than almonds, and includes cream. Pecans were used because they were, and still are plentiful. Cream was introduced as a thickener. Thus, the New Orleans pralines have a creamy consistence and are similar to fudge. They are…
In 2006, Jim Lahey’s recipe for No Knead Bread from his Sullivan Street Bakery was published by the New York Times. The publication of this recipe started a real craze in minimalist bread making.
Marinated Grilled Shrimp is an awesome recipe for using plump, briny fresh shrimp. The shrimp are marinated in a delicious tomato based marinade and then grilled to perfection. Since it’s Labor Day, I thought I’d try a different grilled shrimp recipe than I’d used before. The recipe that I settled on is Marinated Grilled Shrimp…
Hurricane Meat Sauce is delicious whether or not a hurricane is approaching. In many respects, living on the Gulf Coast is like being on a permanent vacation. This is true even though we live about 10 miles from the actual coast. However, from June 1 to November 30, we have to worry about hurricane threats.
These oat rolls are absolutely delicious and are easy to make, especially with a bread machine. Just pop all of the ingredients into the bread machine, and let it do most of the work!
Candied Peanuts are absolutely amazing. The recipe turns raw peanuts into an out of this world snack! The other day, my brother called and asked for suggestions for using raw peanuts. I made several suggestions, including peanut brittle, chocolate peanut clusters and chocolate covered peanuts.
Chicken and Mushroom Crêpes is an amazing recipe inspired by Julia Child. I used some of the leftover chicken from the Lemon Roast Chicken to make these Chicken and Mushroom Crêpes. Chris had the honor of making the actual crêpes. He does a superb job of flipping them in the air as they cook!
These sour dough baguettes are full of flavor and incredible chew. They’re easy to make and will not disappoint!
Parmesan-Crusted Pork Chops are a breeze to make and are absolutely delicious. They can be made ahead of time and cooked right before dinner.