Dill Pickles

  Year two of making my own dill pickles and entering them in the Downtown Akron Partnership Pickle Contest. Last year, I won second place in the dill pickle category. This year, I’m going for the gold, or is it the green? I’m sticking with the adapted recipe from Martha Stewart that I used last…

Beef Bourguignon

Today marks Julia Child’s 100th birthday. To celebrate, I’ve gone back in my archives to February 2010 to reintroduce you to the Everyday Food magazine version of her classic Beef Bourguignon. I’ve wanted to make this since seeing Julie & Julia. A pretty easy version was recently featured on the PBS series Everyday Food and…

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…

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…

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…

glazed citrus doodles

The weather has turned a bit cold, wet and gray, as of late. But who am I to complain after such an amazingly mild winter? To counter the gray, I turned to these bright and cheerful cookies from the May issue of Everyday Food magazine.  It’s their riff on the cookie-favorite, snickerdoodle.  Here, they’ve swapped…

cherry, almond and white chocolate blondies

That, up there in the photo, is officially Greg’s new favorite blondie. And I can’t argue, it’s pretty darn tasty. You’ve seen quite a few blondie variations here on my blog. There’s a good explanation.  They are a one bowl, easy to remember, recipe that revolves around the number one. As in: one stick of…