Buttery Ham and Cheese Biscuits

When T heads out for a day of fishing, I always try to send along a little morsel to get him through the day. Today he is taking a few neighbors out on the boat, and I made ham and cheese biscuits to lure them in!😉 3 c flour 3 tsp baking powder 1 scant…

Cranberry-Peach Cream Scones

In today’s episode of Cleaning Out the Pantry, I reached for a bag of unsweetened, dried cranberries and some delicious dried white peaches from Trader Joe’s, courtesy of Mik❣️ For an explosion of flavor, I soaked the dried cranberries and peaches in one cup of warmed apple cider with a tablespoon of Braggs Apple Cider…

Cinnamon Roll Biscuits 

Yes, biscuits! If you’re looking for a good, flakey, layered with butter, cinnamon and raisins biscuit lightly kissed with creamy, silk-like glaze – look no further!  Crazy menopausal cravings are worse than the pregnancy ones for me- sweet one minute salty, the next… moist (sorry Tyler) one bite, then crunchy the next… wonderful woes of…

green is the new orange…

Hey, if a tv show can do it (Orange is the New Black – a Netflix Original series), so can I!  This, however, is not another episode of Piper Kerman’s memoir-turned-tv-show, but a tribute to an island. Okinawa, that is. I visited the local fruit market yesterday, and walked away with way too much for…

Trenchard Square

Our first wonderful neighbors in Trenchard Square were the N’s. Mr. N was T’s boss…(WHAT?? You lived next door to your boss?? Yeah, we got that a lot.) And Mrs. N was my mentor.  It wasn’t awkward, AT ALL! In fact, all the fabulous qualities you hope for in a good neighbor (not to sound…

no-knead bread

I have easily made over 500 loaves of bread, and this one has magical powers! Truly! As soon as my son cut into the just cooled loaf, I knew it was going to be amazing; but one look at those marvelous holes*, I was transported! Back to Italy, when long, lazy lunches on the terrazzo…

cinnamon, crunchy leaves and ceramics

This morning I woke at 3:40, not quite used to the time change or the transition from Eastern Time to Mountain ~ a double whammy if you ask me! But, I am not complaining ~ just saying’ is all… So much is going on ~ Tony is getting ready to leave again, I have now…

mandorla

Paese che vai, usanza che trovi biscotti di mandorle           ciao a tutti! oggetto del tema di oggi è biscotti ~ che delizioso, biscotto croccante vedrete nonni e bambini, inzuppare nel loro bevanda preferita … oh, I’m sorry ~ I forgot my audience is primarily English speaking!  Anyway, as I was…

Scotch-Krispie Cookies

Tis the season of ~ mixing and tasting ~ baking and sharing… Here are today’s offerings… I only wish I could share the yummy smells permeating throughout my entire house. ~ Bath & Body would have a new best seller! Scotch-Krispie Cookies 1 c crisco 1 1/2 c packed brown sugar 3 T buttermilk 1 T vanilla…

Potato Gnocchi

In a medium saucepan, combine 100 g of gorgonzola and 200 g of heavy cream, heat over medium-low heat.   Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine 50 g room-temperature butter, juice of 1/2 lemon, 1 T parsley, 2 cloves of minced garlic, salt and pepper to taste and a dash of crushed red pepper flakes….