My favorite frozen fruit is the blueberry. I could add those sweet little orbs to any and all baked goods or eat them straight from the freezer bag. They don’t seem to lose anything by freezing, though, of course, they do tend to leak blue into everything. When I needed a quick brunch snack the other day, I reached for the blueberries and made these delicious gluten-free, dairy-free blueberry muffins.
Lemon Loaf Cake is a sweet and sour quick bread that can serve as dessert, breakfast or snack.
One day, a few years after I married my husband, he mentioned how much he’d like a slice of his sister’s lemon cake. It was the first time I had heard that his sister even had a lemon cake. What was this delectable sounding concoction of which my husband was dreaming? I immediately wrote a letter to my sister-in-law asking for the recipe. I am old enough and have been married long enough that snail mail was the “in” way to communicate back then. Once I got my hot little hands on the recipe, this Lemon Loaf Cake quickly became a staple in our dessert line-up. Continue reading
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