This is one cake that brings back childhood memories of birthday parties shared with crowds of cousins, aunts and uncles and of course a homemade Russian Napoleon cake.
My love for salmon was born while living in Alaska and enjoying a bounty of fresh Alaskan salmon. We got so picky choosing between pink, red, silver and king salmon. Our favorite was King salmon, bright red in color, rich in good fats and flavor beyond all descriptions.
Crème Brûlées are one of the most popular desserts served in fancy restaurants. Have you ever wondered what makes what makes them so popular? The creamy, silky texture of a well made crème brûlée appeals to many people of different ages, cultures, and backgrounds.
Quick, creamy, and fulfilling is a good description of this great one pan dish! We first tried a version of this recipe done by Jamie Oliver and it has been a favorite ever since.
There is a joke in our house, if I’m making bread that means I need to relieve some stress. It’s true, making traditional bread is hard work and can be used to release some tension while at the same time creating an artisan loaf. To make this bread, you don’t need to wait for a…
When we bought our first house we decided right away that we wanted to do a yearly chili block party to meet all our neighbors and get to know them. We began asking around for the perfect chili recipe. The chili recipe we were looking for needed to be easy and straightforward, with the option…
Who doesn’t love a good cup of hot chocolate on a cold day? We do! Over the years we perfected our hot chocolate recipe to be exactly what we wanted; a rich, chocolatey but not too sweet, hot beverage. Most of the packaged varieties just did not have the deep chocolate flavor and were overpowered…
Cranberries and pecans are a few of my favorite flavors for the fall and wintertime. The flavors of sweet, tart, nutty, and earthy are all packed into fluffy cream based scones which, in my opinion, are perfect for any time of the day, not just breakfast or brunch.
One of my favorite fall flavors from my childhood is pumpkin kasha, as we called it. Back then it was a very basic recipe consisting of a large pumpkin, rice, and milk.
Scones are like a blank canvas that could be transformed into a deliciously beautiful teatime treat by adding various fruits, nuts, extracts, etc.