Sunday, May 22, 2016
I am still very passionate about cooking and baking. My husband says he rarely gets the same thing twice, and he so appreciates all the different recipes I continue to make. My son has moved back from Texas (insert happy mom face, here) -- and while he doesn't live with us any longer, he still comes to visit and eat mom's home cooking. My heart is full, and they are the main reason that I am always trying out new recipes. It's my love language, for sure.
Definitely cake. One of my very favorite classic cakes is a homemade Pineapple Upside Down Cake. I don't make it very often, but when I do-- I love the way the pineapple slices become caramelized from the brown sugar and butter mixture. Maraschino cherries are another guilty pleasure. They're just a pretty color, and have a slight flavor of almond (another one of my favorite flavors.) Red Dye 40 doesn't scare me, because I don't eat these every single day. Besides, let's face it-- cake isn't a health food. It's just a sugary dessert that makes my taste buds very happy.
Saturday, April 23, 2016
Meyer-Lemon Ricotta pancakes for Sunday breakfast. Instead of making Lemon Curd I decided to make fresh blueberry sauce.
We were having guests for dinner, and I always like to bake a dessert to serve. I thought of the blueberry sauce... how could I use this? Could I make a pressure cooker cheesecake, and top it with this sauce Oooh, that would be good! Then, it hit me. Why not combine the pie idea with the cheesecake? Yes! That's exactly what I'll do!
fancy looking pie crust (though I do find that fun to do) So, I made an all-butter pie crust, layered a sweetened cream cheese mixture...
Sunday, April 10, 2016
Four hours later, my stomach is growling and I need a power snack. Bananas are my favorite on-the-go way to appease my now empty stomach. I can only buy them a few at a time, because once my bananas cross over that just-ripe stage, and the sugar spots start to show up-- I'm out. I usually toss them into my freezer to make healthy smoothies. On the weekends, that is. I never have enough time to make them on work mornings, per my first paragraph of this post.
Saturday, April 2, 2016
potatoes are my carb addiction (next to home baked bread). I made this side dish, on Easter Sunday, to serve with an Atlanta Brisket and with Texas Roadhouse Rolls. Everyone had seconds (and some had thirds, though I shall not name them to keep their dignity intact).
Over the years, my food shopping has evolved into skipping the canned soups section (with the exception of low-sodium chicken or beef broth)-- and that includes onion soup mix.