Gluten Free Lunch with Friends

Last Wednesday, I spent the most delightful day with two of my favorite friends from High School. Stephanie and Jennifer drove up from our hometown for an afternoon in my kitchen. It’s part of a new series here on my blog, “In the Kitchen with Friends.” Jennifer and her family eat a gluten-free diet. So…

Strawberry Freezer Jam – Way Back Wednesday

It seems as though there might be some sort of Strawberry theme this week. Earlier in the week, I told you all about Roasted Strawberry Lemonade. Today, we go way back to last August, when I learned the fun skill of making freezer jam. It changed my life forever. Ok, that might be a bit…

Roasted Strawberry Lemonade

Warning! I’m about to go all Sandra Lee on you. It pains me, to even type that. I’m sorry, but this guy isn’t going to squeeze a bazillion lemons and make a simple syrup just to make lemonade that I can pick up at the grocery store. I will, however, roast a pint of strawberries,…

Peach Buckle – Way Back Wednesday

A peachy delight from way back in September 2010. Rustic and elegant. That’s how I’d describe this incredible Peach Buckle from issue #14 of Everyday Food Magazine. First, it’s almost the perfect time of year to be using the sensationally seasonal peach. I have to say, this recipe made for a divinely moist cake. And the…

Toasted Cheese and Tomato Soup Cupcakes

I hear your collective yuck, but these are seriously good. I bet that if I didn’t tell you there was tomato soup in the cupcake batter, you’d have no idea. But there is, and it makes the most moist cake you’ve ever had. Combined with a few spices, you’ve got a great little cupcake. It’s…

Perfect Cookies Become Ultimate Ice Cream Sandwiches

Four of the perfect chocolate chip cookies didn’t make the voyage to work this morning. They have become two after-dinner ice cream sandwiches for tonight. These perfect cookies held up perfectly to the ice cream smooshing.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Perfection

I realized this week that I’ve never featured a basic chocolate chip cookie.  There have been many cookies, usually with other mix-ins like dried cherries, nuts or espresso powder. But a good-old fashioned chocolate chip cookie, nope. A co-worker approached me earlier in the week. Many years ago, I made a batch of Martha Stewart…

Bacon Jam – Way Back Wednesday

And now, for something a little different. This week’s Way Back Wednesday features my most popular post from back in November 2010, Slow-Cooker Bacon Jam: I have an important introduction to make. That, up there in the photo, is slow-cooker bacon jam. Intrigued? I was. You see, I love all things bacon. Well except for…

Thank You and a Prize

May has been an incredible month for me and my little blog. And I have you to thank you for that. More views, more likes and more comments than any month before. In fact, the number of views in May, rivals all the people who live in my hometown. There are some people who deserve…

Frozen Honey Cream – Way Back Wednesday

So the temps in our little corner of Ohio have been over 90 degrees the past several days. I don’t know about you, but those kind of temps get me thinking ice cream. Today, I reintroduce you to Frozen Honey Cream. And do you want to know the best part of this recipe.  You don’t…

Blueberry Crumb Cake

As you may know, I’ve been baking, or is it drooling, through Dorie Greenspan’s Baking From My Home to Yours. Last week I made these Chocolate Malted Whopper Cookies. In an effort to bring you something other than a cookie (I know, there have been a lot of cookies lately) I present you with Dorie’s…

Oatmeal Cream Pies – Way Back Wednesday

Welcome to another edition of Way Back Wednesday. This week, featuring my very own Oatmeal Cream Pies from last October. These received raves at a party that I brought them to. Enjoy. The original post: Confession time. I’ve had crushes on girls. I’ll let that sink in a moment. In fact, my first crush was…