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August Recipe Round Up

I often seem to have a theme running through many of my posts in any given month. I don’t do this on purpose. I think that I get inspired by an ingredient, have a few ideas in my head and want to execute them all. Sometimes I end up with one success and a disaster or two. But if I’m really lucky, I have a few recipes to post.So if what July said about me was “hey world, I love fresh berries”, then August says “I’m nuts for pistachios."...more
Susanf Thanks Susan. I really enjoy putting them together.more

July Recipe Roundup

If the recipes a blogger posts in a month says a lot about her, July says “hey world, I love fresh berries”.I have to admit that I’m not a super organized blogger working off of big dry erase boards and spreadsheets to plan out her posts. What looks good at the grocery store or the farm stand, what my family requests, and often just whatever idea happens to float into my head dictates what I make. I don’t cook or bake to blog, I blog what I cook and bake....more
Bodynsoil Glad you found some new recipes to try. Please let me know what you think.more

Brioche Burger Buns

In gluten free baking the most challenging part is getting the right ingredients to work together to achieve the desired result. I have made several gluten free breads in last 4 years, however there are times when inspite of my best effort, humidity and season makes the same recipe a failure. But that does not hold me back from baking, I take a deep breath and continue trying to get things right. It just make me ponder sometimes, was I ever this patient before?...more

Sour cream pound cake

 You will need: 1/2 pint of sour cream2 sticks of butter6 eggs1/4 tsp. baking soda3 cups flour3 cups sugar1 tbsp. vanilla ...more

Peanut butter chocolate bars

chocolate bars...more

Beef & Corn Bake

http://www.thegourmetmom.com/2011/02/beef-corn-bake.html ...more

Apples & Honey

In the Christian Orthodox Faith we do a lot of Fasting - our Fast is always a strict vegan diet - animal products are not allowed. It is now 6 weeks before Orthodox Christmas (January 7th) and we have begun to Fast. One of the most challenging things about Fast is that you have to get really creative with a limited amount of food ingredients. As of late though so many vegan recipe blogs have come out that the challenge is not as challenging anymore. Although I did find out that vegans don't eat Honey - when we Fast, we count on our Honey... a lot!...more

Red Velvet Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Red Velvet Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting ...more

Genoise Cake filled with Raspberry and Lemon Curd