Biscuits

This recipe was given to me by a good friend that claimed his girlfriend made the best biscuits. This was further verified by his family (so he says). She was nice enough to share the recipe so I could try it myself. I’m always on the look out for something good, so I was eager…

Coconut Macaroon

I should start off by saying this is a great recipe. I shouldn’t have tried to change it. Lately, I’ve really been into coconut chips (they’re so in right now), and I love the size of the large shavings. I thought it might be interesting, and pretty to make macaroons with this coconut. My mistake…

Banana Chocolate-Chip Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting

I was flipping through my recipe binder not too long ago, and this recipe caught my eye. Side note: I’ve collected recipes over the years that sound good, put them in a binder and promptly forget about them. My intention is to bake it someday. It’s just hard to determine when “someday” is. I was…

Pecan Pie Bars

This recipe was an experiment of “what if?”  I was in the mood to make a nut bar, but I had trouble finding a recipe that had all of the elements I was looking for. I really wanted something that was nice and thick, with the taste of a pie, but in bar form, with…

Bacon and Cheddar Waffle

During my last visit home, my son and I spent the night with one of my best girlfriend’s, so our kids could hang out and we could catch up and have a little girl talk. The next morning we were trying to decide what to make for the kids for breakfast. We thought of waffles…

Bacon & Cheddar Waffle

During my last visit home, my son and I spent the night with one of my best girlfriend’s, so our kids could hang out and we could catch up and have a little girl talk. The next morning we were trying to decide what to make for the kids for breakfast. We thought of waffles,…

Soft Pretzels

I decided to continue practicing with yeast. Actually, soft pretzels is something that I make once or twice a year. I would make them more often, but there is a bit of work involved, and of course it’s bread, and I can’t keep bread in the house without eating all of it. I’ve found this…

Challah

I haven’t  made bread in a long time and I thought I could use the practice. I wanted a bit of a challenge with shaping dough, so I chose challah. The shape and the size of the challah didn’t turn out as expected, but it was very tasty. I think my recipe failed somewhere in…

Grapefruit Cake

After make the Margarita Cake, I was still in the mood for something citrus-y and wanted to make another cake. I started hunting for blood oranges (because I thought it would be good and possibly add a bit of color), but I was unable to find any at the store, so I settled on ruby red grapefruit….