Did I mention that I LOVE Scones?

No?  Well I do! This morning I didn’t have any bread- because I didn’t make any yesterday- so I made scones. It’s fast, in 23 minutes they are made, baked and on your plate. The time-saving is not rolling them out and cookie cutting them. I pat the whole dough into one large disk on…

Chocolate Ice Cream

I made another batch of ice cream in my new machine, and as I had mentioned in my previous post We all Scream for Ice Cream I had made a vanilla ice cream using an Anglaise base, or a cooked custard, instead of using the recipe out of the Ben and Jerry recipe booklet that…

Mayonnaise

Mayonnaise. You can make it at home for far, far less than ready-made from the store. In moments you can have your own from scratch with simple ingredients. The tricky part is at the beginning, as the egg is mixing and your’e adding the vegetable oil. If you add oil too fast the egg and…

Veggie Open-Face

The humble open-faced sandwich deserves praise for its simplicity and versatility wouldn’t you agree? Savory, hot, and stacked with your tastiest finds, quick and easy to assemble and not too heavy on the tummy, because you’re only eating one piece of bread, brilliant! It could be layered with anything you have on hand from a…

Peanut Butter Cookies

Classic old school cookies for sure but that’s the great thing about good classics, they never lose their appeal. I’ve been making these for years and they never disappoint, with a perfect crisp/chewiness that melts in your mouth. This recipe made just over 100 cookies using a 1 oz scoop, a size I prefer as…

Scream for Ice Cream

Well,  my son was certainly on his mark this Christmas with his choice of gift. Must have heard the laments over the cost of Haagen dazs and his dads insatiable cravings. That and our reluctance to boycott Haagen dazs because it’s a Nestle product (since the 80’s). Why!  We don’t like what Nestle has been doing…

Ginger Cookies

I’ve been making these Ginger Cookies since 2001 so this should be a clear indication that this  is a keeper. I found the recipe when I worked as a baker at a fishing lodge in Ketchikan Alaska, which means I had to make a lot of cookies! That being the case this full recipe delivers…

A Yorkshire by any other Name

For my family our get together time/big dinner is Christmas Eve and it is always Prime Rib with Yorkshire’s. My recipe makes about 1-1/2  liters but since there were only 5 for dinner this year I have leftover batter on hand. Which is just fine because another identity of Yorkshire’s are Dutch Baby Pancakes! I…

Dad’s Fudge

When I and my siblings grew up and had families of our own one thing we looked forward to during the Solstice Season was the gift of a heavy small box from our dad. Inside was the velvety chocolate, walnut studded, once a year indulgence of his homemade fudge. And every year, after having a…

Chocolate and Spice and Everything Nice

The Mexicans know a thing or two about peppers and chocolate, like the amazing Mole’s for example.  And also know these two ingredients have a pretty good working relationship when coming together in a sweet treat like these cookies. These are SO good. You got chocolate, crunch of toasted pumpkin seeds, finishing salt, set against…