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Jun13

Sour Cream Snickerdoodles

Sometimes you will be bopping along, and then … WHAM!! Life is unpredictable.  Often when you least expect it things go all pear shaped.  That has happened in my life over the last week, and it is also why I have been relatively quiet.  Things are working themselves out now, but it will be a long journey for everyone involved.  I decided, if I had to deal with the stress of family related drama, that a big plate of cookies would...

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Jan04

Orange Sour Cream Chocolate Chip Muffins

Forget the resolutions … I’ll take a muffin! It is a new year and rather than plague myself with empty promises about how I will eat better and work out more I decided to kick off the new year with a fragrant chocolate studded muffin.  Muffins make a great breakfast, are always good to give friends and neighbors, and make great after school/work treats.  Like any muffin the secret is not to over-mix the batter, so just...

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Dec29

Cream Cheese Pancakes with Smoked Salmon

The end of the year is rapidly approaching, and it is time to plan those New Years Eve parties! This year, like every year, I will spend the evening with my family before returning home to ring in the new year with my husband and dogs.  It is our little tradition.  My mom serves the traditional NYE line up – cabbage, black eyed peas, and all sorts of yummy nibbles.  When we get home I like to have a few more munchies to help...

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Nov15

Roasted Butternut Squash Casserole

I love nothing more than a creamy, cheesy casserole. When you strike the right balance between healthy vegetables and cheesy sauce it is a thing of beauty.  Butternut squash is my favorite winter squash.  With a mild, slightly sweet flavor it is perfect for roasting, blending into soups, and baking into casseroles.  The mild flavor also means that even those who swear they hate squash will probably love it … until you tell them...

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Nov04

Sweet Potato, Apple and Caramelized Onion Gratin

I am exhausted. Project Food Blog has been, and continues to be, intense, I’ve had friends in from out of the country, I have four family birthdays coming up, and I am still working three part-time jobs.  On top of it all looms the specter of Thanksgiving and all the preparation that entails.  I am doing my best not to think about it too closely and a good distraction is my kitchen.  This gratin was born out of my efforts to...

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