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  • Revisiting the Forties chocolate cake
    Revisiting the Forties chocolate cake
    Last week I was watching the Barefoot Contessa, Ina Garten, as she made a chocolate cake from a friend’s recipe. Everyone concerned was delighted with the cake, and I recognized it as the hot-coffee-and-oil chocolate cake that I discovered...
  • Revisiting the classic chocolate cake
    Revisiting the classic chocolate cake
    Last week I was watching the Barefoot Contessa, Ina Garten, as she made a chocolate cake from a friend’s recipe. Everyone concerned was delighted with the cake, and I recognized it as the hot-coffee-and-oil chocolate cake that I discovered...
  • Make a homemade baking mix for future convenience
    Make a homemade baking mix for future convenience
    After considering how much better a homemade baking mix would be than most packaged mixes, I came across one just the day after I was lamenting the shortcut “cooking” of Tricia Yearwood and her ilk on the Food Network.Not only did I...
  • Loaded PB Blondies
    Loaded PB Blondies
    Sometimes, a traditional chocolate brownie is just a little too sweet and intense. When a "brownie" is lightened up to a "blondie," the sweetness is still there but just not with that chocolate intensity.Try these candy-rich...
  • Good and easy meatloaf
    Good and easy meatloaf
    How well do you like meatloaf? This is an American standard that is a favorite for many! There's an uncountable number of recipes and the variations are many, as well. One thing I enjoy about meatloaf is that it makes a great meatloaf sandwich...
  • Oatmeal cookies are high in fiber
    Home-made oatmeal raisin cookies
    Oatmeal raisin cookies are one of those old-fashioned cookies that have been around for a long time. They are a healthy cookie with oatmeal and raisins. These cookies are chewy, moist, with the flavor of cinnamon, and vanilla. The cookies taste...
  • Key lime pie cupcakes
    Spring baking: Key lime pie cupcakes
    These light and fluffy key lime pie cupcakes have a fresh flavor that's just right for spring and summer. They have the flavor of key lime pie but in cupcake form - making them easier to share for parties as they're already in individual...
  • Ginger cookies for a sweet treat
    Soft, chewy ginger cookies
    It’s the weekend, and in our family, that usually means it’s cookie baking time. One of our favorite varieties is soft, chewy ginger cookies. Not only do ginger cookies taste delicious, ginger is healthy for you too. According to...
  • Start your day with delicious Cinnamon Apple Raisin Muffins
    Cinnamon apple raisin muffins
    For a special breakfast treat, or if you want an afternoon treat, make some Apple Raisin Muffins. The aroma of apples and cinnamon coming from the oven as they bake will bring sleepy heads out to eat. If you want to make the muffins healthier,...
  • Ohana Cafe, A Hidden Gem in Palm Harbor
    Ohana Cafe, A Hidden Gem in Palm Harbor
    While searching for a place that caters to special dietary restrictions for my son & I, I was very pleased to find Ohana Cafe. I don't know what took so long to find this little gem, but I know this will be a regular stop for us. The...
  • A good, basic cake for dessert
    A good, basic cake for dessert
    Do you ever have times that you like your food just good and basic? I have been in this position numerous times! Sometimes, I like food that's not complicated or involved...just good and easy! In addition, you may want food that's not very...
  • A simplified French treat and a way to use apples
    A simplified French treat and a way to use apples
    I have actually made Tarte Tatin. I made it for a dinner party celebrating the return of my son, who was visiting us after living in Europe for some time. This is one of the world's classic desserts, but I saw what Chef Ina Garten can do with...
  • High altitude banana bread
    Try our high altitude banana bread recipe
    If you are tired of trying recipes that are not designed for high altitude environments, so am I. I have had to modify recipes used for years that just do not work well at high altitude environments such as Prescott.We had some bananas that were...
  • A mystery ingredient in a great pie
    A mystery ingredient in a great pie
    I've found that when I try a dish that someone has made and I get the recipe, sometimes it doesn't taste quite like it did originally. I typically feel it was due to a mistake I made in preparing it. However, some cooks have a "...
  • Recipe collection: strawberry recipes
    Recipe collection: strawberry recipes
    If you love the sweetness of strawberries, you will be happy to see all of the recipes within this article that craftfully use them!Strawberry sauce recipeStrawberry banana pancake recipeStrawberry banana freezer jam recipeStrawberry oat bar...
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