Next week, much of America will be eating turkey. And many of us will have leftovers to enjoy for days to come. If you’re like me, you may not be fond of reheated, dried out turkey. In fact when I do reheat my turkey, I simmer it in the gravy so that it stays nice and moist. Sometimes, I throw in a few frozen peas and … Read more Just in time for Thanksgiving – Two Great Leftover Turkey Ideas!
I volunteered for dessert duty for an upcoming event and since it’s not my forte, I started searching around for something new to make. I went through all the chocolate ideas, even one with homemade peanut butter truffles inside and decided to head back to something I am more comfortable with – vegetables. Yes, it can still be dessert if it is made with vegetables. … Read more Just ~ Plain ~ Good! Zucchini Cupcakes with Caramel Flavored Icing
Sweet summer corn is a delicacy and I want to savor every bit of it while it lasts. On many hot summer nights, a nice bowl of soup becomes the centerpiece of our meal with a little quick bread, pita or side salad to complete it. In this case, it is a hearty Fresh Corn Chowder spiked with a little heat from some Talley Farms jalapeños. One of the reasons … Read more Soup for Dinner in under an Hour!
Just in time for the season’s fresh, crisp apples, I bring you this simple, yet elegant Apple Cake! Lightly sweet and heavenly tasting, an impressive display that will have your friends wondering if you went to pastry school. The recipe is surprisingly simple considering the finished product you will receive. The best kind of apples to use would be ones that are slightly sweet and nicely crisp. Exactly what … Read more You’ll look like a Pastry Chef with this Impressive Apple Cake!
Have you ever noticed that the only dessert items you are most often served in Asian restaurants are fresh oranges and fortune cookies? In the Asian culture oranges are very symbolic and are used in offerings and celebrations. They signify good luck and prosperity. Often miniature orange trees are displayed in homes for New Years celebrations to symbolize good luck for the coming year. This year, I attended … Read more Want Something New to make with your Luscious Satsuma Tangerines?
If you want to impress your house guests this holiday season, serve them an Apple Dutch Baby for breakfast. It is made with a combination of caramelized apples and a custard style batter. The whole process is done in the oven creating one large puffy pancake that is absolutely scrumptious! It all starts with melting some butter in a heavy skillet in the oven. I use my … Read more Your Holiday Guests will Swoon over this Breakfast Dish!
As a child, I used to fight with my brother over cinnamon rolls. I loved those Pillsbury “place and bake” rolls hot from the oven with melted icing on top. This pie brings back those fond memories, with a new twist on a healthier version. This amazing pie is made with a somewhat unique mixture of ingredients. And although there is sugar in the pie and frosting, all of the other ingredients are … Read more You Would Never Know that this Cinnamon Roll Pie is Gluten Free!
Ok, so the weather isn’t showing it, but nevertheless fall is here and I was feeling the need to enjoy some fall flavors. I purchased some amazing lamb from Adelaida Springs Ranch that is raised exclusively on Rangeland Wines pastures and in their estate vineyard. No antibiotics or hormones are used, and the meat is mild, lean and succulent. Lamb made me think of Greek food and that made me … Read more A Greek Delight; Moussaka topped with Cauliflower Béchamel!
Last year when vacationing in Texas, I ate a side dish of Yellow Squash Casserole that was really scrumptious. Seeing all of the beautiful squash coming from my Talley Farms Fresh Harvest CSA box and my neighbor’s generous donation, I decided to combine them in a casserole. It turned out fantastic! I sliced and cut chunks in similar sized pieces and sautéed them with chopped onions … Read more Traditional Southern Goodness – Yellow Squash Casserole