Yesterday I attended (and helped judge) a Mini-Burger Challenge with our local foodie group. In addition to the burger challenge there was also a pie-off (determined by popular vote only), and I thought I’d throw my hat into the ring.
Each pie was supposed to be cut into 16 slices but I knew that was a disaster in the making …[more...]
This Pear-Cranberry Crisp was the grand finale to our 2011 annual LAFF Gal Pals holiday feast (see the entire menu). It’s a sweetie, literally. Everyone loved it. Don’t forget the cinnamon ice cream. My favorite!
- 3 pounds ripe Anjou pears (about 5), peeled, cored, cut into 1-inch pieces
- 1 c. fresh cranberries or frozen, thawed
- 3/4 c. sugar
Butter/Margarine - Olive Oil
1 teaspoon - 3/4 teaspoon
1 tablespoon - 2 1/4 teaspoons
2 tablespoons - 1 1/2 tablespoons
1/4 cup - 3 tablespoons
1/3 cup - 1/4 cup
1/2 cup – 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons
2/3 cup - 1/2 cup
3/4 cup - 1/2 cup + 1 tablespoon
1 cup …
Recipe: Brownies Made with Black Beans
The people from MS Active Wellness sent this recipe. It’s odd enough that I thought what the heck?
The black bean brownie recipe was created by Amanda Freitag, celebrity chef and recurring judge on Food Network’s competition show “Chopped,” and registered nutritionist Julie Barto for the MS Active Wellness Nutrition Program. …
Chocolate is a year round food but certain times of the year scream more chocolate than others. February is one of those times.
Green & Black’s Organic Chocolate offers 13 chocolate flavors, ranging from light to dark chocolate. Traditional varieties include Milk, Dark 70%, Dark 85%, and White, while the more unique flavors are Maya Gold, Hazelnut …[more...]
I don’t usually post recipes, here, but today I’m making an exception. Strawberries have started to appear in stores and, while it’s still early in the season, the temptation is there to make something of them. This recipe would be a nice in-between step between now and when spring and summer shortcakes come around.
Company was …[more...]
It was January 1st and my best friend Mary Jo from Calif. was visiting so I invited some friends to a dinner party. I love to cook and entertain friends around my modest dining room table.
I decided to serve dessert first. After all, it was January 1st, the first day of a
Last week, my gal-pal LAFF group got together for our annual Christmas dinner, hosted by my friend Carolyn Mueller and assisted by yours truly. This is the second year that I’ve been involved and I must say that I enjoy the preparation as much as the actual event, because it allows for some quality one-on-one time …[more...]