Baked Breakfast Sandwich

1 baguette (15 inches long) 5 large eggs 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest 3 tablespoons milk 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley leaves 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese 4 slices thinly sliced prosciutto (about 2 ounces)...more

Lemon Meringue Pie

Pie: 1 pre-made pie dough heavy cream 1/3 cup cake flour 1/3 cup corn starch 1 1/2 cups sugar pinch salt 2 cups cold water 5 egg yolks 2 tablespoons lemon zest 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice 4 tablespoons butterMeringue: 7 egg whites 3/4 cups sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract...more

"Smiths" Irish Cream

My dad's last name was Smith.  He came up with this recipe for his version of "Baileys Irish Cream".  We like to call it Smiths Irish Cream.  ...more

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Kitchen Primer ~ Vinaigrettes

I used to be a Ranch girl, I can admit that, but I discovered many, many moons ago that there is really and sincerely nothing so awesome about ranch dressing that makes it worth the absolutely ridiculous calorie count that is associated with it. I just googled it because I don’t even have a bottle here. 140 calories for 2 Tablespoons; thats about half of what you would use on a side salad ~ that’s and ounce. Yeah....more

Cabbage for Those Who Dislike Cabbage

Sourdough Bread - NO-Knead ... my first attempt - start to finish!

Not Just A Chick It feels good to see (and TASTE) a finished product knowing YOU did it... start to finish... "from scratch".  Who would of thought one small loaf of bread was over 2 weeks in the making... who would of thought it could taste THAT good....  heck---who would of thought it'd be THAT easy!!  Who said I don't have any patience!...more

Decorative chocolate hearts for St Valentine!

St Valentine is almost there. I know it is such a commercial event, that is why I prefer to prepare something myself.  I was thinking of just making some decorative chocolate hearts....more

Holiday Food DIY: Homemade Cranberry Preserves

For me, Thanksgiving is about really truly expressing my gratitude and love. I really honestly do not feel that I'm showing my true self, and all the love I have to share, if I'm popping a tin of biscuits or mixing up some stove top. It makes me feel lazy and honestly quite sad—there is no love in that box; there's a ridiculous amount of sodium and who knows what other additives you get as a bonus. I promise I don't say that as an insult by any means, however I feel that so many people nowadays really do tell you you're crazy for doing things homemade. Why is that, and where does it come from? I mean, this is cranberries people. You dump them in a pot with sugar and boil it. ...more
Please tell me how many 8 oz. jars does the above recipe for Cranberry Preserves yield?  Thank you!more