Friday, March 29, 2019

Homemade Granola


I then put this into some plastic containers.  It keeps a long time.

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Veggies & Hummus


We snacked on this tray all day.  Just get you some fresh veggies and some tasty hummus. 

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Boiled Custard

Let it chill, pour some in a bowl, then add some of your favorite fruits.  Less guilt this way!  My husband drinks it by the glass.

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Monday, January 7, 2019

Another Round

My same Raspberry Champagne Cake, but with strawberries on top!  This one I was able to make and assemble pretty quickly because the main parts were made around Christmas, then frozen.  I only had to make some fresh whipped cream and purchase the strawberries.  It was as good as the one we had on Christmas - really better, since I combined the Sabayon cream with the whipped cream.  It gave the white exterior a hint of yellow.

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Fruit Salad Medley

I made this simple fruit salad for a football watching party.  I used more oranges to make a little juice "dressing" for this medley.

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Friday, September 28, 2018

Apple Snack


apple slices topped with fine cheese

Monday, September 10, 2018

Apple Galette

How do you like them apples?  
Bought them at Hickory Nut Gap Farm in in Fairview, NC, not far outside of Asheville.

Click here for the recipe I followed.  I added a bit of cinnamon and some apricot jam as a glaze.

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Nectarine Galette

Click here for the recipe I used.  I got the idea to make a galette from my brother-in-law, who makes them all the time.  After it was done, I actually added a light brushing of  apricot jam.  I could have just as easily used a nectarine jam, or another type.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Birthday Custard & Bear

For my brother-in-law's birthday dinner I took over a surprise for him:  chilled boiled egg custard.  I followed his grandmother's recipe.  You can find it here.  Since there were a lot of guests and we also were eating cake, we poured small amounts into some crystal glasses.  The rest I bet was gone in a few days!  Before dinner, we actually had another big surprise.  Be surely to follow the whole video until the bear climbs the fence.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

A Thai Comfort Food

I actually spooned out a bit before taking this image.

Monday, March 26, 2018

The Perfect Pairing

This is a great afternoon snack, appetizer or even dessert: Sweet, ripe pears that have a bit of firmness still, sliced fairly thin and placed all over a plate.  On top, ample slices of Robusto cheese.  Buy the cheese in small $5 blocks at your local Whole Foods, and enjoy.  Another cheese that's perfect with pears is Cabot Clothbound Cheddar, which tastes a bit like butterscotch.  It's very delicious, but perhaps not one you'd desire to eat over and over.  Robusto, on the other hand, scores high every time.  Whenever I serve up this treat, it's always on my mother-in-law's Blue Ridge China.

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Cosmopolitans + Thai Meal

A friend who joined us for dinner (and made the cosmopolitans) brought over these beautiful orchids.