Apr28

1554 Black Ale Doughnuts with Mocha Black Ale Glaze

Who says beer can’t be for breakfast? The folks at Foodbuzz joined with the New Belgium Brewing Company to offer a group of bloggers the opportunity* to create a recipe using their fine, fine beers.  I have been a New Belgium fan for as long as I have enjoyed beer.  I even own a few New Belgium beer glasses, so getting to create a recipe with their beer was just the antidote I needed to the Pie-pocalypse of the last few weeks. ...

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Apr21

Fish Pontchartrain

Life is beautiful. Not to say it is not busy, because my plate is overflowing at the moment, but amid the hustle and bustle beautiful things have been happening.  First, I got to visit my best friend and her family in the UK where we had a lovely side trip to Wales.  Second, my brother got married to a great girl and I got to make their cakes.  Third, my Aunt Ruby is out of the hospital and I am going to see her in a few days. ...

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Apr08

BBQ Pork Panini

Once a year, or so, I go on a big trip. By big I mean international or at least cross-country.  This year my trip is to England to see my best friend and her family.  I tend to need a lot of preparation for international trips, which means I do not have a lot of time for baking and cooking complicated meals.  That does not mean I want to eat fast-food or junk.   What I do is think of fast meals that I can have ready in minutes with...

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Apr05

Almond Apricot Cake

I am in love with almond flour. I discovered almond flour during the holidays while trying to find a way to make some low-carb cookies and cakes for my father.  Not all almond flour is created equal.  There are some brands available in the grocery store that have a very gritty texture which I do not enjoy.  A gluten-free friend of mine suggested I try the almond flour from Honeyville Farms and I am so glad she did.  The texture is...

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