Easy Garlic Knots are just the ticket for weeknight dinners or for last minute holiday gatherings.
It’s easy enough to slice up a loaf of bread and slap some butter on it, but when you want to impress your diners, you want something a little more special…like these easy Garlic Knots. No one will know that they are made from refrigerated biscuit dough!. Continue reading
When I set out to start doing cookbook reviews on a more regular basis, I contacted many publishers to see what the interest would be in my doing reviews for them. I was overwhelmed by the positive response! One of the lesser known publishers I contacted was American Traveler Press. They not only have a fun and unique set of cookbooks, but their catalog also includes Old West books, ghost books, field guides and travel books. As an old Arizona girl, I had a great time looking through their catalog. Continue reading
When strawberries come on, my family expects three things: to eat a lot of them straight out of the package, to have homemade jam on their toast, and to see a few fresh strawberry pies after dinner. I am more than happy to oblige their expectations, but sometimes my need to expand my repertoire overcomes my desire to keep up tradition. That and the fact that I don’t always plan ahead like I should worked together to delay this year’s pie. So, when my little girl said, “let’s make strawberry cake, Mom,” I jumped at the idea and ran with it. Continue reading
This is the first gluten free item I ever made. I had switched over about a week previously and seriously had about reached my limit. I had eaten potatoes and rice over and over, but I was craving some kind of bread product. At that point I had not realized that pancakes would save my sanity. I needed something and I needed it baaaaad! Luckily, I had been to the library and found 1,000 Gluten Free Recipes by Carol Fenster. If you have to go gluten free, it’s the first cookbook I recommend you look at. I ended up getting my own copy for my ipad. Now I can happily read recipes while waiting. (Waiting is one of the top three things parents of teenagers do… but that’s another post entirely). Continue reading
I have a problem. Have you noticed? I keep making pancakes for breakfast. At least once a week, I am in front of the stove whipping up a new flavor of pancake. I think it’s because I haven’t found a cold cereal that works for gluten-free-me. Eating puffed millet is similar to eating Styrofoam…it even clings to my spoon in milk like static electricity! Continue reading
I always get up early. During Spring Break, I had at least an hour every day before the bedlam began. One morning, I decided to make coffee cake. I thought I could get it mixed, baked and ready before anyone woke up. That was totally not how it ended up. Continue reading