I think everyone appreciates a homemade gift during the holiday season. It is special and shows you have put some thought into the gift. Consider “Southern Fig Preserves Cake.” The cake is unique, definitely has a Louisiana or Southern charm and is a moist, crunchy and delicious cake. A friend suggested the recipe and she even took photographs and shared her experience “writing a blog post.” I made the recipe, too, here is my mini-loaf.
Monthly Archives: November 2016
Pears in Puff Pastry with Chocolate Praline Liqueur Sauce
Here’s a classy dessert for a holiday dinner: “Pears in Puff Pastry with Chocolate Praline Liqueur Sauce.” This dessert is elegant, not too sweet and has a pleasant fruit flavor mixed with a chocolate praline liqueur sauce. It’s not a rich or heavy dessert — a perfect ending to a holiday meal. And it sends a message to your guests about how much you love to cook and how creative you are. Continue reading
Delicious Stuffed Acorn Squash, Let’s Cook Something New
Let’s cook something new. Winter squash are in season in grocery stores; my favorite is acorn squash. The squash has a mild, almost sweet flavor with the texture like a pumpkin. It’s easy to cook–just add margarine, salt and pepper. Or for something more fancy add a stuffing; both ways are delicious. A local grocery store featured winter squash in a large bin; I had to purchase several and that sent me scrambling to my recipe file to locate a favorite recipe.
Election Day Easy Cheesecake Bites
It’s Election Day! We’re voting today.Every vote counts as we elect a new President. Regardless of whomever you favor; I’m relieved that the rhetoric will be over. For a special election day tribute, I’m making Easy Cheesecake Bites. These individual mini-cheesecakes are absolutely delicious. The are simple and easy to make; a great dessert for a celebration, party, buffet or wedding reception. Continue reading
Healthy Halloween Treats: Homemade Graham Cracker S’mores and More
Last night was Halloween, definitely an American tradition. We participated in trick-or-treating in our neighborhood, as we have done for as long as I can remember. This year we counted 355 trick-or-treating youngsters that stopped by our house for candy. For safety, we only pass out pre-packaged candy. But here’s another idea for a healthy trick-or-treat snack: homemade graham cracker s’mores. This week I show how to make s’mores and photos of a sampling of the trick-or-treaters who came to our door on Halloween with interesting costumes including a very good Trump impersonation..