Mixed Fruit with Cream Cheese-Pecan Topping

When my brother Mike and his wife Kay were coming for the weekend I had two main meals to plan.  The first night of their arrival a steak dinner seemed just right.  Knowing anything apple is one of my brother’s favorites, my sous-chef dish-washing mom decided to make her family favorite, Alice’s Apple Goodie  Dessert. … Read more

Healthified Triple Chocolate Pie

With Valentine’s Day next week wouldn’t it be lovely to make a chocolate pie to share with those you love?  How about a chocolate pie that is fast and easy?  How about 58% less fat and 33% fewer calories than the original recipe? Now am I talking your love language? The recipe can easily be … Read more

French Apple Tart

It Tuesdays With Dorie which means I have baked from Dorie Greenspan’s book,  Baking With Julia.  I’ve never made a french apple tart and this week’s recipe got my attention. Dorie writes, “This open-faced tart is beautiful … beneath the gossamer blossom is what the French call a compote, a sweet, thick purée of oven-roasted … Read more

Weekend RoundUP September 1, 2012

End of the week, beginning of the month!  Happy September!  Got apples?  I’ve got gallons and gallons.  A few apple recipes will be coming your way!!  You can PRINT the recipe for Autumn’s Caramel Apple Crisp from my Tasty Kitchen Recipe Box.  Yum! I had such a good laugh this week that I just have … Read more

Weekend RoundUP and A Surprise Blessing!

Have you ever bought or sold anything on Craigslist?  Since July 9, 2007 we have used Craigslist 64 times.  Bought some stuff, sold some stuff, gave away stuff, well you get the idea.  Recently we sold some extra glass blocks left over from our guest cabin remodel.  I corresponded with the Craigslist buyer a couple … Read more

Weekend RoundUP with Squash Relish

Last spring my neighbor Gaye was telling me about a squash relish that she makes and serves with pinto beans and cornbread.   Growing up in Nebraska my mom would make white navy beans and ham with cornbread, but it wasn’t until I married my Southern-born husband that I actually cooked pinto beans.  I was a … Read more