Easy Pinwheels

Looking for a tasty snack? Pinwheels to the rescue! Serve these little guys at parties, showers or to your little ones at home, they are sure to be a crowd pleaser! Super simple to make, anyone can do it! No culinary school required.What You Will Need...more

Trading Corn for Mangoes and Spicy Creamy Smoky Sweet Corn Recipe

My current corn series began yesterday with Corn for Supper. However, last night I found out that I’m a finalist in the National Mango Board Mango Mentor Contest. That’s right, I could be your very own Mango Mentor. Just go to this Facebook page, scroll down to Christine, click play and vote for me while you learn how to cut a mango. It feels strange to be talking corn when I’m thinking mango. I’ve decided to give in. Next week I’ll be talking all mango all the time. If you were looking forward to more corniness, don’t worry. I’ve got some corn and mango ideas that I want to try. And, to show that I do care about your corn-love, I’ve got my favorite ever corn recipe for you today. ...more

Honey Wheat Bagels with Caraway and Poppy

Our Saturday morning bagel tradition lives on with our homemade version. The key to depth of flavor in this recipe is the long, slow overnight fermentation....more

Thanks @jreinman. Hope you enjoy them as much as we do :-)more

Banana Nut Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

 http://simplegourmetcooking.blogspot.com/2011/05/banana-nut-cake-with-cream-cheese.html   As cliche as it might sound, my husband is my biggest fan-especially of my cooking, and especially of this cake. Upon his request, I have made this banana cake for him every year for the past 3 years-after all, they say that the way to a man's heart is through his stomach!...more

Taffy Apple Pizza Recipe

I think a bite of this would put me in little piggy heaven! It looks delish :)more

Cream Cheese Swirl Brownies-Super Easy-Super Delicious

With the weather getting nice outside it’s hard to devote time to getting on the computer.  I love working in my yard and being outside with my grandson.  Since I opened the restaurant I don’t have a lot of time to plant flowers so I try to always plant things that come up every year.  They still need work, weeding, watering and fertilizing.  This year I am going to try to devote more time to my garden; it would save money if I planted things that I use at the restaurant.  I have been roasting vegetables and buying them adds up real quick.  I Cut a coup...more

Red Velvet Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Red Velvet Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting ...more

pumpkin pudding torte

I came up with this based on a recipe that my Mom makes, Italian Wedding Torte. It is a layered dish: crust, cream cheese layer, chocolate pudding, vanilla pudding, and cool whip. I thought about whipping up a big bowl of pumpkin pudding and using that instead. It was a great success. Really. See below. ...more

Count Down to Thanksgiving!

Twice Baked Bourbon-Hazelnut Sweet Potatoes. Thanksgiving can be a little overwhelming for first time hosts. Heck, Thanksgiving can cause anxiety in award-winning chefs...don't feel bad if the thought of it gives you hives!  ...more

It wasn't exactly perfect, but the last time we did a turkey we used one of those gigantic Zip ...more

Pumpkin Paradise!

Creamy Choco-Pumpkin Bars ...more