There was a miserable week back in February when nobody was eating. Katie was fighting a stomach virus, Bill was post op, and we had just lost our sweet pup, Lambeau. We had homemade soups in the fridge to sustain us, but our appetites were lacking. Slowly things improved. And I felt like baking. I […]
I recall the first time I made this Spicy Penne with Tomatoes and Havarti almost two decades ago. Bill came home from work, inquiring about dinner as is his routine. When I shared the name of this pasta dish, he grew quiet before asking, “Are you serving me fish???” His culinary vocabulary grew by two new words that […]
Tartines are fancy French open-faced sandwiches. We’ve tackled this category on a couple French Fridays in the past with a marvelous Strawberry, Goat Cheese version as well as a Nutella dessert tartine. Bill is home for 4+ weeks to recuperate from surgery and already going stir crazy with his restricted activity. He was overly interested as I […]
I was in a bit of a baking slump with the chaos called life. But many of the contributing factors can now be checked off my list. Lasik surgery on my eyes…check, valve surgery and hospitalization for Bill…check, and finally, jury duty…check. But I did manage to whip up these Tagalong Bars to share with […]
While Bill was hospitalized last month, I wanted to take some goodies to his stellar nursing staff. I got the bright idea to combine my Tuesdays with Dorie recipe for buttermilk scones with my Twelve Loaves theme of strawberries. So I whipped up a batch of these divine Strawberry Buttermilk Scones. When I spied Marion […]
This recipe for Meringue Topped Chocolate Chip Bars has been around since the 1930′s. They’re often called Chocolate Halfway Bars…and are a close relative to Mud Hen Bars which have the addition of marshmallows. When I saw them on the American Heritage Cooking blog, I knew I must give them a whirl.