Here we go..Truly Scrumptious :) xx

Here we go again..Blog envy..While nursing a vile fluey winter bug for nearly a week ive been overdosing on click flicks and soppy romcoms..The film Julie and Julia grabbed my attention the most..although Gerard Butler is pretty special :) ...more

Puff pastry: little pear bites

I love warm puff pastry combined with some fruit....more
@blogher ,Was only thinking about afternoon tea, but indeed, it sounds even better at breakfast ...more

Classic Butter Cake

I procrastinated on making the classic French butter cake quatre-quarts for this week’s French Fridays with Dorie. This is a close cousin of the North American pound cake relying on equal parts butter, sugar, flour, and eggs. The technique is what sets the two apart though I’ve made both so many times in the past the excitement has left me long ago....more
@victorias_view Thank you! They were quickly devoured at the office.more

Pumpkin Nut Cake

Pumpkin is one of my favorite foods.  This cake is so moist and good, you won’t be able to leave it alone.  The nutmeg frosting only adds to the wonderful flavor....more

Chicky, Chicky, Chicken Pazza a great Valentines Dinner

We had a great day at the Bistro today.  Started off slow not much breakfast but it gave us time to get things ready for our valentines dinner.  I started the day off making muffins, egg casserole, fruit salad and yogurt parfaits for a womens meeting that had to be delivered at 9.  We had a family make reservations for 11:30 and from there on we ran our butts off.  The night cook usally comes in and helps at 2 get things ready for the night but he went to his sons wrestling met, which was great with me, I am all about family and that comes first.  I cook through the...more

I just add a bit of cheddar cheese and a sprinkle of paprika after it is plated for a bit of ...more

To Pre-ssert

I've brought up a phrase a few times in some of my posts and realized last week, when it came up again in conversation, that it probably needs its own spotlight.  You might have caught it a few times, as it was mentioned recently in my write-up about our family holiday dinner this year, among other places.  That is "to pre-ssert."This term was created by my little brother, as he came out and said in the comments on that above post, to cover up for the time that he tried to eat a cookie on the sly in front of my impressionable young niece just before they were supposed to be having dinner.  My brother is a habitual snacker, so this is no surprise to anyone, but to a parent who is trying to instill discipline and a sense of household order, it can derail things substantially when other family members violate the "no snacks before meals" rules.  To clarify, however, a pre-ssert is not a snack, per my brother's definition and what he told my niece that day.  (This distinction completely cracked up my youngest sister, as she mentioned it again during the holidays this year.)...more