Love these for a snack, or when I’m craving chocolate – a great alternative to junk food.
No Bake Cookies
1 stick butter1/2 c milk3 Tbsp (heaping) cocoa powder1 c sugar in the raw1 c creamy peanut butter1 tsp vanilla extract1/4 tsp salt3 oz dark chocolate chips3 c old fashioned oats (quick-cooking) 1 stick of butter in a medium saucepan set over medium heat. Melt the butter and add ½ cup whole milk, 3 heaping […]
The Perfect Hot Chocolate
It’s tradition for Todd and I to take this hot chocolate with us when we go to Candy Cane Lane just before Christmas every year. For those not in Milwaukee, Candy Cane Lane is a neighborhood that all decorates their houses and people drive through to look at the lights. This hot chocolate has gone […]
Lemon Verbena Shortbread
In an effort to use up my herbs before the frost hits and the season is over, I wanted a lemon verbena alternative to pound cake. While these shortbread cookies are about as close to pound cake as you can get – tons of butter – they are a nice shareable and snackable alternative. Not […]
Lemon Verbena Pound Cake
Every year I plant an herb garden in several pots at our house. There’s always basil, thyme, sage, chives and tarragon. But this year I decided to plant lemon verbena because it reminds me of staying at my Aunt Chris and Uncle Mark’s organic farm in the summer. Aunt Chis always had huge lemon verbena […]
For one reason or another, I have an aversion to the taste of raw flour in my desserts, which has lead me to avoid almost all fruit desserts. The most common thickener for the juice released during the cooking process of fruit pies and fruit crisps is some flour mixed in with the fruit, and I […]
White Chocolate Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies
Every so often you come across a recipe that blows your mind. This is one of those – the most amazing cookies; and they don’t even have semi-sweet chocolate (which is usually a requirement for me). So when you make these cookies – and you should – be careful: may eat the whole batch in […]
Dinner in New Orleans
Commander’s Palace – 4 courses with a beautiful view, shortbreads, salad, trout, and bananas foster. I’m in love.
Be My Valentine?
So, I’m not entirely sold on the concept of Valentine’s Day. The origins seem strange, I usually conjure up images of the St. Valentine’s Day massacre in Chicago, and I generally believe it is a Hallmark holiday. On that note, whether you’re making food for one person or two, here’s a delightful English dessert: Eton Mess […]