One of my favorite beverages is coffee - hot or cold, in a cup or in a cake. Since I love messing around in the kitchen, it was only natural that eventually I combined these 2 loves into fun new recipes. The first time I mixed coffee with baking was when I saw a recipe for a Mocha Pie in a cookbook. It sounded like something our family would enjoy, so I tried it out ... and it instantly became a favorite. Since then I have enjoyed every chance possible to combine coffee and baking. Here are ... Continue Reading
Top three favorite St. Patrick’s Day recipes that won’t leave you feeling with a sense of guilt.
Each year we hold a St. Patrick's Day celebration - with the entire event centered around a grand Irish dinner. There is no better way to celebrate an Irish festivity than by creating a feast any Irishman would be honored to sit down to. Irish food has a tendency to be a little hearty and may not fair well with your waistline. However, healthy Irish food is plentiful if you know the right recipes. Here are my top three favorite Irish recipes that won't leave you with a sense of ... Continue Reading
Slip a few vegetables into pancakes for dinner and your kids may think it’s a special treat.
Even the pickiest eaters can usually be coaxed into eating fried food, and if you tell kids they are having a special treat, breakfast for dinner, you can even slip a few vegetables in. These are not pale, insipid pancakes drowned in maple syrup. Corn pancakes, bursting with fresh kernels (you can use frozen out of season) are hearty on their own, but you can serve them with a kid-pleasing fresh vegetable salsa for even more flavor and vitamins. The squash or pumpkin pancakes work equally ... Continue Reading