Desserts

Jamie’s Home, Doing the Mango Tango

Jamie’s Home, Doing the Mango Tango

Hello friends!! Jamie here from the good ‘ol peach state. Yup, I have now moved even farther away and further south (metaphorically) from The Bay.  The deep south is definitely different than Texas.  I mean, Texas isn’t part of the south. Texas is Texas. Home […]

emBOSSed Grahams

emBOSSed Grahams

I love graham crackers and recently shared the recipe to make homemade grammies .  Easy and infinitely better than the blue box of cookies that shall not be named.  Well, I got my embossed rolling pin. Check out my fancy schmancy graham crackers.  Takes these […]

Gone Bakin’ (Blueberry Boy Bait)

Gone Bakin’ (Blueberry Boy Bait)

After being on a roll for a couple of weeks I found myself with blogger’s block.  I perused magazines, poured over cookbooks and surfed food blogs looking for inspiration.  Nothing, zippo, nada, zilch, appealed..how could that be? I usually have more than a few recipes tucked away in […]

Weekend Warrior-Weekend Baker (Toasted Almond Cookies)

Weekend Warrior-Weekend Baker (Toasted Almond Cookies)

My New Year’s resolution every year is to make a concerted effort to try recipes out of the gazillions of cookbooks I own.  I generally cook or bake from only a handful of books I have, my go-tos.  One of my favorite blogs, Ipso Fatto, also collects cookbooks the […]

Strawberry Fields Forever-Strawberry Pie Now

Strawberry Fields Forever-Strawberry Pie Now

I was tasked with dessert for Easter dinner at my brother’s this year.  Hmmm, what to bring?  Inspiration hit as soon as I walked into my neighborhood market and spied the baskets of red strawberries.  It’s PIE TIME.  I conjured up an image in my head, […]

Blueberry Cobbler with a Cornmeal-Sugar Cookie Crust

Blueberry Cobbler with a Cornmeal-Sugar Cookie Crust

Have you been watching A Chef’s Life on PBS? You should. It follows Chef Vivian Howard who after hobnobbing in NYC for a couple of years moved back home to North Carolina and opened a farm to table restaurant. We are not talking Asheville or […]

Mom’s Apple Pie

Mom’s Apple Pie

I admit this is a misnomer.  It’s really not mom’s apple pie, at least not my mom.  My mom was not a baker.  In fact, I cannot remember a single baked good made by her…nada, zilch.  That’s not to say we didn’t have desserts or […]

All About that ‘Crust, No Filling (Pie Crust Recipe)

All About that ‘Crust, No Filling (Pie Crust Recipe)

I absolutely love pie. Apple pie, Lemon Meringue Pie, Pumpkin Pie, Pecan Pie, Peach Pie and BANANA CREAM PIE. Yums.  My favorite part of pie is the crust, all that buttery goodness in tender flaky sheets.  My current favorite pie crust recipe is from Dorie […]

Super Bowl, Super Easy, Super Apricot-Orange Shortbread Bars

Super Bowl, Super Easy, Super Apricot-Orange Shortbread Bars

I was going to post last week right after the Super Bowl but I needed to recover from the crazy finish before penning a full critique of the game, the commercials and of course the food (best part) I was munching on. I admit, I was […]