Sep26

Cranberry Oat Spice Cake with Coconut, Chocolate, and Pecans

I try to keep a well stocked pantry. I never want to be without ingredients like vanilla, spices, chocolate chips, oats, dry fruit, and many other items I deem essential to my happiness. My well stocked, and organized, pantry has made many a recipe on this site possible. Let’s face it, I am a lazy person and if I can avoid an extra trip to the grocery store I will. One consequence of a well stocked pantry is something I call the...

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Sep19

Pumpkin Beer Butterscotch Mousse Puffs

I am not usually happy to see summer go. Summer fruits and berries are leaving the markets. Just thinking about the end of peach makes me terribly sad! In Texas this time of year also means you have to keep an eye on the weather. One day it will be warm and sticky, the next it is cool and rainy, and that evening there can be dangerous thunderstorms. Good times! As the days start to get shorter, and the school buses return to tangle my...

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Sep05

Caramel Peach Jam Butter Cookies

With Labor Day behind us, summer is unofficially over. It is still very hot here in Dallas, 103 F today, so forgive me if I am not ready to break into my fall comfort food recipes just quite yet. Peaches, for example, are still available at the farmer’s market and as long as they are still available I can’t pass the up. Soon, you see, they will be gone and the end of peach season is one of the saddest things about the end...

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