Breads, Biscuits, Scones

Happy New Year!  Bouchon’s Gougeres

Happy New Year! Bouchon’s Gougeres

Happy Gougere! What?!  Too cheesy? I had writer’s block when I sat down to compose this post.  Staring at my screen, fingers poised on the keyboard, sipping a glass of wine and munching on these cheese puffs I just pulled out of the oven, I was […]

What’s for Dessert? Croutons!

What’s for Dessert? Croutons!

Awhile back I reviewed Food52 Mighty Salads. Flipping through the book I found quite a few recipes to try including a tomato pasta salad, a crab and corncake salad and a tomato cucumber salad with lamb kebabs.  At the very end of the book, snuck […]

Jest Jammin’ (Strawberry Lime Jam)

Jest Jammin’ (Strawberry Lime Jam)

From my weekly trip to the Farmer’s Market I once again came home with way too many strawberries…I should have bought one basket but noooo..I went bonkers and bought a HALF FLAT of strawberries.  That’s 6 baskets of strawberries between the two of us. Which […]

Strawberry Squared (Strawberry Bread)

Strawberry Squared (Strawberry Bread)

The problem with going to the Farmer’s Markets is I end up with way more than we will be able to finish.  As I walk through the market everything looks so delicious and smells so good. The aroma of sun ripened fruit is intoxicating, the […]

Not Your Mama’s Graham Crackers

Not Your Mama’s Graham Crackers

For as long as I can remember, I have loved graham crackers.  I can still picture myself as a kindergartener fidgeting in my chair, hands clasped on my lap (trying to look angelic of course), waiting for snack time, a carton of milk and graham crackers. […]

Yes, Biscuits Again!

Yes, Biscuits Again!

The NYT recipe for spicy pork shoulder made quite a bit so to keep things fresh and interesting (the classic leftover dilemma), we looked for different ways to enjoy our Instant Pot Pulled Pork.  We quickly discovered all that pure porky goodness goes well with just about anything. […]

Here, There, Everywhere…Pumpkin

Here, There, Everywhere…Pumpkin

Everywhere I turn I am reminded that Fall is upon us.  Shorter days, cooler nights, falling leaves blanketing the ground….and pumpkin in EVERYTHING!  Pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin muffins, pumpkin bars, cake, cookies, cheesecake, pancakes…auuugh!  It is endless.  But as much as the pumpkin onslaught has tempered my […]

Review:  Martha Stewart’s Vegetables

Review: Martha Stewart’s Vegetables

Early adopter.  That’s how I would describe myself when it comes to Martha Stewart.  Years ago I invested in a copy of Entertaining the book that put her on the map.  In a tiny apartment, on a student’s budget, I dreamed of hosting a Hawaiian luau or […]

Beyond Stupid Easy, Quick Strawberry Jam

Beyond Stupid Easy, Quick Strawberry Jam

I still haven’t made that transition to feeding two instead of five.  This is no more evident than when I go to the farmer’s market.  Going to my favorite vendor I linger over baskets of beautiful, ripe strawberries.   I pop one in my mouth, […]