King’s Hawaiian Bread Pudding

My son and I have been making the 2-hours round trip journey to Boise at least 3 times a week for the last 6 weeks… I’d like to blame (?) it all on his training for the Air Force’s PAST, but that would be a half-truth… the highlight of these trips (other than his successful…

Fresh Ricotta 

This easy homemade cheese is wonderful any time of day. For a sumptuous start to your day, serve it with honey and kosher salt on grilled crusty bread; for a simple snack, drizzle olive oil over a large dollop of ricotta, sprinkle with crushed red pepper flakes and kosher salt and serve with crusty bread…

Truffle Brownies

    These incredible delights are so rich, you only need to serve a 1 x 1 inch square… dressed up with some whipped bourbon cream with vanilla bean and strawberries, you’ve got a lovely dessert. v 1 1/4 c butter 3/4 c Dutch cocoa 6 oz good quality dark chocolate, chopped 2 T water…

Pizza in Japan!

It’s been awhile since I have posted. I am motivated now, and have some exciting things for you!  We’ll be firing up the pizza oven today – can you believe we can’t find firewood in Okinawa? Not that anyone wants to build a fire when it’s 117 with the heat index – but, come on!…

Match-A-Flavor Donuts

Originally posted on delectablediction:
Match-a-flavor Donuts 1 1/2 cup flour 3/4 cup sugar 1 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp kosher salt 1/2 tsp *Matcha Green Tea powder (optional) 2/3 cup oil (I used melted coconut oil, but veg or canola oil will work, too) 1/2 cup buttermilk (I made my own…

Chap Chae… A Korean Delight

This year has been an event-FULL year for our family.  Tony came home from his far, far away place; M is still creating some beautiful, functional pottery and continues her education at UNM; A grad… Source: Chap Chae… A Korean Delight

Going to the Birds… and the Hippo, and the Rhinoceros

Animal Crackers     Shirley Temple ~ you will be missed!   Animal Crackers by Christopher Morley. “Animal crackers and cocoa to drink, That is the finest of suppers I think; When I’m grown up and can have what I please I think I shall always insist upon these. What do YOU choose when you’re…

Bringing “healthy” to work!

Truth: since New Year’s Eve, I have been a little under the weather. .. almost the whole family was afflicted with this evil congestion-body aching illness! Came back to work Monday at maybe 40% my usual self (minus a voice), and today, I think I’m down to 30%… but, I’ve stuff to do so I…

Almond biscotti

Biscotti 1 1/4 cup sugar 1 stick unsalted butter, melted 2 tablespoons brandy or 1 tsp anice extract 1/2 teaspoon pure almond extract 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract 1 cup whole almonds with skin, lightly toasted , cooled, and coarsely chopped 4 large eggs, separated 3 cups all-purpose flour 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder…

Dirt ~

Happy 2016! May you have enough…be happy with enough. ..may the only excess be an excess of love, sharing and gratitude

Christmas

  No matter how you chose to celebrate,  or not celebrate,  Christmas can be seen in a variety of cultures throughout the world.  Open your eyes and heart to the wonder of it all! Traditionally,  the most treasured of celebrations is the Christmas meal… whether you are with family, friends or fellow co-workers,  it is…