Apr17

Garlic Cheese Drop Biscuits

  Often when I make dinner I skip any kind of bread item.  It isn’t that I don’t like bread with dinner, on the contrary I love bread with every meal, but I usually forget to make or buy bread and so we skip it.  I justify it by thinking of all the calories I am missing. However, sometimes I remember the bread and when I do I usually make these biscuits.  They take five minutes to prep and get into the oven, they bake in...

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Apr15

French Fries

You came here for french fries, and french fries you shall get … but first something fun! On Easter I was given a very special award from the very lovely, and talented beyond belief, Half Baked Baker! She passed along to me the following award:  “These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these...

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Apr13

Dark Chocolate Chip Brownies

If you do not like chocolate jam packed inside a fudgy brownie, turn back now!   This recipe is adapted from one we made in culinary school.  The brownies we made were ok, but we did not use dark chocolate or dutch processed cocoa powder.  I do and the result is superior.  There is also more chocolate chips in my version.  I see it this way, if you are going to have chocolate, why go half-way?  These are really easy to get mixed up,...

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Apr10

Jalapeno Popper Dip

  I was reading Closet Cooking today, a wonderful blog by the way and a must read, and he had a recipe for Jalapeno Popper Dip posted which set my mouth to full water.  It is at this point where I must tell you that I love dips, warm dips especially, and I knew that I would be making that dip to go with dinner.   I did make some changes to the dip, not that it really needed them, because we do our jalapeno poppers a little different...

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Apr08

Maple and Bacon Muffins

I am a bacon devotee.  I’m not sure if you have noticed, but I love the stuff!  That’s why when I was challenged to create a sweet and savoury bacon muffin I jumped at the challenge!   But, this is a tale of sadness, regret, but eventual triumph!  Two months ago, on a cold January evening, I was contemplating new ways to use bacon in my baking when my husband asked, “Can you make a bacon cupcake?”  A cupcake? ...

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