Fresh Apple Cinnamon Muffins

These easy muffins use just one apple.  I keep chopped pecans in the freezer.  So I can make these homemade muffins in under 30 minutes.  I love the cinnamon pecan crunch on top. A perfet little coffee cake muffin with  your morning coffee for breakfast  or a treat for afternoon tea. They smell amazing. I prep […]

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Muffins

You will love these muffins! These are the best. They have just the right texture and are not too sweet. Note that the oats soak for 1 hour before continuing. Plan ahead to bake these yummies.  They are perfect with morning coffee  or afternoon tea.  Even better spread with a bit of soft butter.  Soak […]

Seared Scallops with Pan Sauce

This is a simple recipe for scallops that takes just a few minutes to prepare. Have the rest  of your dinner ready to serve and kept warm. The most important thing to know about searingscallops is to make sure they are completely dry.You may go through a lot of paper towels. Thendry again before searing. Also, make […]

Orange French Toast

We love to enjoy brunch at home. It’s a no rush, relax and listen to music whilewe prepare something delicious and brewthe coffee kind of morning.I LOVE the smells of breakfast:coffee, pancakes or French toast, and bacon which create the best aromas.   Start by letting your skillet preheat tomedium/medium-low and turn the ovento 350º. It doesn’t take […]

Shrimp and Grits

I love finding a new recipe to add to my  collection of favorites. This one is from the book  “Whiskey In A Teacup” by Reese Witherspoon. I cut the recipe in half for the two of us and  followed it exactly, making only a slight change to the procedure. The full recipe with all  the […]

Fluffiest Pancakes

Welcome to my new favorite pancake recipe.What’s a weekend morning without pancakes? It’s a variation of my Everyday Pancakes,but with a buttermilky taste and fluffiness. You want light and fluffy buttermilky pancakes,   but you don’t have buttermilk. No problem! These will satisfy your cravings and they’re super easy to make any day of the week. Gather […]

Bolognese Sauce…the Italian way!

 Here are a few helpful tips when  cooking bolognese that will make this a “truly tasty Italian meal”     1. This is slow food. Do not skip, or rush through the ingredients or the process.            2. Allow your sauce to cook very gently for several hours to deepen the flavors.       3. Use bacon,  because it truly enhances the flavor    4. Use the combo […]

Green Bean Casserole

The humble green bean casserole has always  been a popular Thanksgiving side dish. Did you know that more than 40 million  Americans will be making it this year? Why just make it at Thanksgiving? There are  so many other soft foods that day that I  prefer a sauted green beans almondine  or roasted brussels sprouts.  I like it […]

Pumpkin Pecan Baked Brie

You don’t need to wait for company to enjoy  this appetizer treat.  It was the perfect   little delicious snack to have with our  Sunday afternoon tea.This recipe adapts easily to differentflavors and is very similar tomy other baked brie recipe.  Pumpkin Pecan Baked Brie1 can crescent rolls1 8oz round brie cheese¼ C pumpkin butter¼ C pecans, […]

Crockpot French Onion Soup

Making French onion soup in the crockpot will save you the trouble of watching and stirring the onions while they carmelize on the stovetop.  I’ve adapted my favorite recipe for  French Onion Soup for the crock pot.  Add the onion slices to the crockpot  along with the seasonings. Cover and  cook on high for 6 hours.   The […]