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
Tis the time for holiday dessert recipes: Apple Crisp, Pumpkin Layer Cake, and Caramel Pecan Tart.
The Holiday season is a time of feasting and overindulging in delicious foods. Once you have filled yourself with delicious meats, sides and eggnog, you somehow find a way to make a little more room for dessert. It's the Holidays, after all. Here are a few recipes for desserts that will be a hit at your holiday party or gathering this year. Apple Crisp Ingredients: Filling: 10 cups all-purpose apples, peeled, cored and sliced 1 cup white sugar 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour 1 ... 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