A friend is turning 50 this spring, and when I asked him what his favorite cake was, he said pound cake. Well, the quest began for the perfect recipe so I could make him a pound cake for his birthday. And then I saw this […]
A personal kitchen diary. I try new recipes and make notes on what works and what doesn't. Sometimes I can things, and sometimes I dry herbs. This is the story of my kitchen.
Last month I made a bunch of little mini-cheesecakes for a rehearsal dinner. One of the recipes was for key lime cheesecakes, and the only size bottle of Key Lime Juice available at my grocery store was a pretty large bottle—and it says use by […]
Mini Cheesecakes with a Chocolate Crust and Raspberry Swirl A very special young man is getting married in two weeks, and I was asked to bring dessert for the rehearsal dinner. While I like to cook, I don’t do a lot of desserts, so […]
I saw this recipe in Food & Wine magazine, and decided to try it and use some of the chocolate mint extract I made last summer from the chocolate mint in my herb pot. http://www.foodandwine.com/recipes/chocolate-peppermint-brownies I’m afraid it was a bit of a bust though. […]
I made this mainly because I needed some room in the freezer. I had frozen some peaches from Peters Orchard in Waverly Missouri, and if I made Peach Cobbler, it freed up the necessary space! Win win for all. A little brown sugar, cinnamon, […]