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…

Calling all Cha…

Calling all Character[s into question] “We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.” ― Maya Angelou My cooking camarade and friend extraordinaire, Renee Thomas, once shared a children’s poem on her Facebook page… The Crayon Box That Talked.  What a beautiful message this collection…

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…

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…

Yuletide

For your Yuletide treats! Merry blessed Christmas everyone! o Recipe from saveur magazine

kindness & chocolate

Hot Chocolate Sponge Pudding with Mocha Sauce Sponge 1 stick unsalted butter 1 1/4 c sugar 1/2 c cocoa 4 medium eggs, slightly beaten 2 1/2 c flour splash of milk Sauce 4 T good quality instant coffee or 3 T espresso powder 4 T cocoa 1/2 c sugar 1 1/4 c boiling water Preheat…

its time to make the doughnuts…again

Yes, it’s another post about doughnuts ~ but really, how cute is this little morsel?  I have searched and searched for a doughnut pan (baked [healthier] doughnuts) for quite some time.  I know I could have easily found one online in about a nano second, but I really don’t make time/spend time/money on me or…

Puff Pastry, anyone?

While taking classes in Italy, I discovered just how versatile puff pastry was ~ and when you make your own?  WORTH every pounding moment! However, to enjoy the following recipe for “Strudel di Vegetali, Caprino e Basilico” (vegetable strudel with goat cheese and basil) a trip to your local grocer is all you’ll need.  …

Spiced Eggnog Spritz Griddle Cakes

            “Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before! What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. What if Christmas…perhaps…means a little bit more!” ― Dr. Seuss     This morning I was inspired by the snow glistening on the rooftops, the Christmas decorations all aglow, and the…

Cooking with Friends

    “Friendship marks a life even more deeply than love. Love risks degenerating into obsession, friendship is never anything but sharing.” ―Elie Wiesel   Last week, I had a wonderful time cooking with and for the fine folks at the Mountain Home AFB AFRC… we had a bread baking class, lots of laughter, and a healthy dose…

Happy Halloween!

      Here is a sweet treat that is great from halloween to halloween and everyday in between! Enjoy ~ v Truffle Brownies 1 1/4  c butter (don’t freak out, it’s just butter!) 3/4 c baking cocoa 3 T flour 1 c + 1 T sugar, divided 4 eggs, separated 2 tsp vanilla Heat…