Jan05

Kerrygold Open-Faced Breakfast Toasts

I’m a sucker for a good breakfast. I love breakfast, and I also love to entertain guests. When I have overnight guests I like to make them a special breakfast. Now, if you know me, you know I like things that LOOK like they took a lot of effort, when in reality they are dead simple. This recipe is one of those. It looks like you slaved, when in fact you could sleep in and still have time to get this yummy dish on the table! This...

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Dec22

Honey Roasted Peanut Chocolate Chip Cookies

It there anything better than a peanut butter cookie? I am not sure that there is. They are rich, moist, nutty, and they have a subtle savoriness that balances the sweetness making them easy to eat. When it is gift giving season I bake tons of cookies to give as gifts, and peanut butter cookies are among the most requested. I may not know your taste in clothes, perfume, or music, but I know cookies are almost always greeted with great...

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Nov25

Kerrygold Aged Cheddar with Irish Whiskey Spread and Dubliner Crispy Cheese Crackers

I love Kerrygold! A few weeks ago the nice people at Kerrygold offered to send me a package stuffed full of grass-fed cheeses and butters in exchange for two blog posts that featured their products*. As I said before, I love Kerrygold, so I was more than happy to participate! For November they wanted me to create a Kerrygold cheese and meat board featuring Dubliner with Irish Stout, Aged Cheddar with Irish Whiskey, Aged Cheddar,...

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Nov19

Salted Caramel Pumpkin Fluff Pie

Anyone who knows me knows I HATE the pumpkin spice trend. It is everywhere! You can’t escape it, you can’t hide. I have seen it in coffee, coffee creamer, cream cheese, chips, tea, chocolate bars, air fresheners, personal care products (really, REALLY personal), whipped peanut butter, and in mass produced cookies of all kinds. It starts showing up sometime in September and doesn’t go away until mid-December. I think,...

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Nov04

Dark Chocolate Banana Pudding

Banana pudding is a Southern staple. In the South – and Texas especially – food is love, and nothing says, “I love you!” better than banana pudding. Is your neighborhood having its annual pot luck supper? Count on at least one banana pudding. Did a friend or relative lose a loved one? Taking over a banana pudding is a lovely gesture to help comfort the bereaved. Is it your birthday? Banana pudding is ALWAYS...

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Texas Peach Cheesecake
Sep04

Texas Peach Cheesecake

Summer is pretty much over. Let’s have one last peachy hurrah! I have made this cheesecake about 6 times this summer for various birthday’s, special occasions, and parties. It disappeared in record time! This is a dense, silky cheesecake with a very creamy center. If you love peaches,  you will be happy to know peaches are truly the star here, featured on the top and pureed into the filling. This is great after dinner, or...

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