Pear Tarte Tatin with Anise Seed Caramel

      6 servings. Recipe credit to Food52. Tip:  It's adventurous to try new foods and flavor combinations. Our taste buds and taste sensations can change regularly, so something you previously disliked may become a future favorite...keep checking! Who among us hasn't tasted something for the first time, then wondered why we didn't try... Continue Reading →

Pecan-Coconut-Applesauce Muffins

Yield as shown in photo. You may choose a different mix of pans. (ex: all muffins or muffins plus a bundt pan, etc.) Tip:  Julia Child had a kitchen rule...“No matter what happens in the kitchen, never apologize.”  Julia's rules are definitely good enough for me! 😉 I made a batch of chunky applesauce last week... Continue Reading →

Natural Chunky Applesauce

    Makes about 6-8 cups. Tip: Applesauce may seem like an old-fashioned dish when made from scratch. After all, what could be more convenient than those individual cups that pack so neatly in a lunch bag? But is it really delicious? Make one batch of this natural chunky applesauce using a small variety of apples... Continue Reading →

Avocado Toast

Serves 2 Tip: Do you love avocados? Have you tried them on toast? This popular dish frequently appears on cafe menus but is oh, so simple to make at home (we prefer a very basic version). If I can't find a perfectly ripe avocado at the market, I buy a very firm green one (or... Continue Reading →

Apple Fritter Bread

  Makes 1 loaf Tip: Baking is typically a scientific process, but when I bake a recipe like this, it's simply magic. If you find baking intimidating, take baby steps, but DO bake from scratch and DO build your way to this delicious yeast bread. I really believe you'll be proud of your magical results.... Continue Reading →

Almond Kringler

Approximately 12 servings Tip: I received this recipe from a coworker many, many years ago (never mind). 🙂 It was always very popular whenever I made it, but over the years, I found the almond extract a bit overwhelming by itself, so I substituted vanilla for part of the almond extract in the original recipe.... Continue Reading →

Broccolini and Cheddar Strata

Serves 8-10 Tip: Eggs, bread and cheese are the basis for an overnight breakfast casserole, but there are several ways to enhance this dish so guests will be duly impressed with your result. One way is to choose the zestier broccolini vs. broccoli. Whole milk vs. skim will add richness. Aged cheddar vs. mild adds... Continue Reading →

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