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Enstrom’s Style Toffee

 

This recipe was given to my daughter many years ago. Enstrom’s toffee is world renowned for being the best in the world. We are honored to have this recipe and share it with you! It will cost you about $7.50 for butter, sugar, chocolate and almonds to make this recipe. The finished […]

Beef Burgundy Simplified

 

Here is a elegant, crowd-pleasing company main dish recipe that I make each December sometime before Christmas. It’s a tradition!

Make a large batch, and store the leftovers (if there is any) in meal sized portions to pull out of the freezer in January or February for those nights when you don’t know […]

Delicious Cheesy Broccoli Dip

Any whole grain or gluten-free cracker will work.

Need something quick, easy, and delicious for a holiday pot-luck or open house.  Here you go:

Ingredients ½ pound broccoli Quarter of an onion 1 16-ounce (1 lb) container sour cream 4 ounces cream cheese 1½ cups grated cheddar cheese Whole-grain crackers or pitas, for […]

Ultra-Nutty Pecan Bars

Pecan bars are usually a variation of thick, custardy  pecan pie, however, this Cook’s Illustrated bar cookie recipe makes nuts the main focus. For the filling of a 9 X 13 sized pan the recipe calls for a full pound of pecans (4 cups) along with a mixture of brown sugar, corn syrup, and melted butter […]

Introducing Lemon Balm

Lemon Balm, a member of the mint family grows profusely all around my cinder block raised bed garden. It is the only plant that comes back every year more prolific than the last year no matter how much I neglect it and try to rip out unwanted leafy sprouts throughout the garden. […]

Creamed Asparagus with eggs on Toast

Now that Asparagus is in season, try this “old-fashioned” yummy recipe just in time for Mother’s Day breakfast or brunch! […]

Why I love Kale!

Kale, a member of the brassica family, is delicious, nutritious and easily prepared (see cooking ideas below).

Nutritional benefits: Kale has two of the most powerful superstar antioxidants, carotenoids and flavonoids. These vital nutrients aid in expelling free-radicals and helps fight cancer. Its’ fiber density will help keep your belly feeling full, hence […]

Speedy Salads for Small Garden Spaces

Simple salad ingredients fulfill a number of criteria for home gardeners.  Although I don’t love gardening and I have plenty of gardening space, I thought you would like to know there are lots of options if you are growing greens and salad veggies in small spaces: they’re compact in size, quick to grow, […]

Top Cookie Baking Tips

Gorgeous Cookie Assortment Measure Flour Correctly and Avoid Over mixing the Batter

Don’t over mix cookie dough or brownie batter once the dry ingredients have been added; doing so would overdevelop the gluten, which could hinder tenderness and result in an unpleasant texture.

Sift Nuts and Chocolate

Sift any chopped nuts or chocolate that […]

Step by Step Chocolate Mousse Recipe

For Valentine’s Day we decided we needed a “light” chocolate dessert.  The five ingredients are basic, the steps are simple.  The recipe will serve six or more depending on your appetite for chocolate.  Here’s what you need:

4 large eggs

4-6 Tbsp sugar

2 Cups Heavy Cream

8 ounces […]

Homemade Snickers Bars

Homemade Snickers Bars

First – Make Bottom and Top Layers

1 – 10 oz pkg milk chocolate chips (or dark if preferred)

1/2- 10 oz pkg butterscotch chips

1/2 cup creamy peanut butter

Lightly grease a 9 X 13 X 2 pan.  Melt together all ingredients and spread 1/2 of mixture onto bottom of […]

Five Minutes to Whole Grain Artisan Bread

Ed Note:  I promised a whole grain version of my five minutes to Artisan Bread Recipe some time ago.  It’s so simple the holidays may be a good time to try it.  Serve with a hot, steaming, fragrant pot of soup!

I couldn’t believe my first attempt at Artisan Bread came out so […]

Five Minutes to Artisan Bread

I couldn’t believe my first attempt at Artisan Bread came out so beautifully with such a small effort on my part.

My neighbor received the following recipe from her son and she wasn’t happy with the results.  So she gave me a copy of the recipe and VOILA.  Delicious bread with no kneading.  This recipe […]

Lessons from a Christmas Cookie Marathon

So my friend Patty and I planned an all day baking/cooking marathon for Saturday.  We got a little bit of a late start – that was fine with me.  Patty had shopped for the ingredients and planned to bring her mom’s tried and true recipe for Pecan tarts.

That is when the best laid plans […]

Creme Brulee with Chocolate

Do you dream of a “dessert angel” sneaking into your kitchen and preparing a delicious and rich dessert for your family?  It only requires five ingredients.

Mentoring Moms are demonstrating and serving Creme Brulee on Friday for an elegant and easy dessert lesson.

To prepare ahead, I spent a mere 90 minutes with my friend […]