Blackberry Tart

This very easy tart recipe is quickly made when you have berries on hand.  I only had 1 small carton so…I cut the  recipe in half for just the two of us for  our afternoon tea or coffee break today   A slice is great with  morning coffee too.   Blackberry Tart Crust 1-1/2 C flour 1/2 […]

Crepes with Ricotta Cheese and Mixed Berries

This is another delicious variation of my  favorite breakfast crepes. Sweetened ricotta cheese folded into lemony crepes, topped with mixed berries and dusted with powdered sugar.  Strawberries, Blueberries, and Raspberries It starts with my basic crepes recipe. I add 1/2 t fresh lemon zest to the batter. let is rest for 15 minutes or more while […]

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 […]

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