Catering For A Special Occasion

A hog roast is the ideal option for anyone who is looking for something a bit different when hosting a special event. Whether you have an upcoming birthday or anniversary, the importance of serving good food cannot be ignored.  When the catering is poor, the rest of the party suffers. If you serve a hogContinue reading “Catering For A Special Occasion”

Chicken & Broccoli Puff Pizza

For me, keeping a well stocked pantry, refrigerator, and freezer are a must.  Granted, I create menus and shop for those menus weekly, but I still keep my kitchen stocked for those nights and occasions when the menu just can’t work.  It’s on those nights that my stock becomes my safety net and we don’tContinue reading “Chicken & Broccoli Puff Pizza”

Cuban Espresso Dark Chocolate Cake with Salted Dulce de Leche Frosting

With a hurricane brewing just off the coast, I’ve got plenty of time on my hands today, so I’m bringing back an oldie, but goodie.  This chocolate cake is the epitome of chocolate indulgence. My chocolate cakes always have a bit of coffee, just to add a bit of depth of flavor, but this cakeContinue reading “Cuban Espresso Dark Chocolate Cake with Salted Dulce de Leche Frosting”

Making The Best Possible Coffee In Your Kitchen

It’s no secret that coffee shops charge a small fortune for the drinks they offer. Often being equivalent to the price of a meal in some places, it can be hard for normal people to justify spending like this, even when they find themselves relying on coffee to get up each day. Instead, most willContinue reading “Making The Best Possible Coffee In Your Kitchen”

Easy Ways To Build Up Your Cooking Skills

If you are looking to try and improve your cooking skills in some way or another, you can do so by focusing on a range of different possible ways of approaching it at once. There are so many ways to build up your cooking skills, and doing so is going to open up the wayContinue reading “Easy Ways To Build Up Your Cooking Skills”

A Coconut Cake for Granny

Every week, we go over and have dinner with my granny, and every week,  I try to create a menu of things she likes or things she may not have had in a while. I have a firm belief that Granny should get anything she wants, and since she turns 92 this week, I’m planningContinue reading “A Coconut Cake for Granny”

No Bake Summer Desserts: Lemon-Cherry Trifles

On this summer’s line up, it’s all about cool, comfort food, with little effort. And, a no-bake dessert fits the bill…Sweet tart lemon cake from the supermarket bakery, layered with sweet cherry pie filling, and a custard that whips up in less than 2 minutes.

Homemade Yeast Bread: Cranberry-Almond Bread

Print Yum Cranberry-Almond Bread Ingredients1 c. warm water 1 pkt quick rise yeast 1 TBSP sugar 3 c. all purpose flour 1 tsp salt 1 c. chopped dried cranberries 1 c. chopped almonds 1/4 c. oilInstructionsDissolve yeast and sugar in warm water and allow yeast to activate for 2-3 minutes. Meanwhile, in a mixing bowl,Continue reading “Homemade Yeast Bread: Cranberry-Almond Bread”

Summer Cocktails: Mango-Mint Colada

Way back in the day, in 2000, I had my first mojito in Puerta Vallarta, Mexico, and when I returned home and tried ordering one, no one knew how to make them. Fast forward 20 years and nearly every restaurant and bar features their own version of a mojito. Looking back on that mojito, theContinue reading “Summer Cocktails: Mango-Mint Colada”

Summer Snacks: Cherry-Chocolate Chip Dessert Nachos

The Twin Dragon Asian Wrapper Blogger Challenge required just that…creative, innovative, and adventurous recipes using their Twin Dragon Wonton, Egg Roll, and Gyoza Wrappers.

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