Fresh Herbed Standing Rib Roast

December 27, 2012

Fresh Herbed Standing Rib Roast This standing rib roast looks regal and tastes even better, yet it’s practically foolproof.  There is no need to pre-sear or fuss with changing the temperatures.  Make my Red Wine Sauce ahead of time and you have a seriously “no fuss” elegant dinner.  This is...

Blackberry Crumble

December 26, 2012

Blackberry Crumble Here is an easy dessert to make during the holidays.  Whether you are having a dinner party or just want to serve a special dessert to family or friends this is so easy, but looks like you worked all day on it.  INGREDIENTS 4 Cups Fresh Blackberries 3/4...

No Bake Cheesecake

December 22, 2012

No Bake Cheesecake Everyone needs an easy “go to” dessert.  If you’re wondering what desserts to make for the holidays here is a great one to have on hand.  This recipe is a piece of cake.  Serve to family and friends with strawberries, raspberries or blueberries.  INGREDIENTS 2 1/4 Cups...

Mary Todd Lincoln Cake

November 6, 2012

Mary Todd Lincon Cake Mary Ann Todd Lincoln (December 13, 1818 to July 16, 1882) was born to a large wealthy Kentucky family.  Born in Lexington, Kentucky as the fourth of seven children, Mary was raised in comfort and refinement as well as well educated. Mary was sent at an...

Lady Bird Johnson’s Famous Lemon Cake

November 4, 2012

Lady Bird Johnson’s Famous Lemon Cake Lady Bird Johnson was born Claudia Alta Taylor (December 22, 1912 to July 11, 2007) in Karnack, Texas. She was named for her mother’s brother Claud, but while a baby her nurse commented that she was “purty as a ladybird.”  A ladybird is a...

Hurricane Fudge

October 29, 2012

Hurricane Fudge Today is the perfect day to make fudge that is if you still have power.  Since most of us are stuck inside these next couple of days while Hurricane Sandy makes her way through our communities why not try out this easy fudge recipe.  Hunker down and eat...

Chocolate Cupcakes

October 27, 2012

Chocolate Cupcakes If you’re going to a Halloween party this weekend and need to bring a dessert here is a great portable dessert that everyone will love.  Even after Halloween these cupcakes are an excellent “go to” dessert for home or potlucks. INGREDIENTS 2 Cups Unbleached Flour 2 Teaspoons Baking...

Lemon Cake With Nutella Cream Cheese Frosting

October 20, 2012

Lemon Cake With Nutella Cream Cheese Frosting What can I say?  This cake is delicious! INGREDIENTS 2 Cups Unbleached Flour 1 Tablespoon Baking Powder 1 Teaspoon Kosher Salt 1/2 Cup Butter 1 1/4 Cups Sugar 3 Eggs 3/4 Cup Milk 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract 2 Teaspoons Lemon Extract Preheat your oven to 350°...

Cacio e Pepe

October 19, 2012

Cacio e Pepe Roman food certainly is comfort food and this pasta dish, made with pasta, cheese & black pepper, is the mac & cheese of Rome.  Cacio e Pepe is Italian for cheese and pepper.  The ingredients are very simple and are either made with spaghetti, tonnarelli or vermicelli.  I...

Spinach Soup

August 27, 2012

Spinach Soup Many times spinach can get lost in soups, but not this soup as it contains 12 cups of spinach. A touch of lemon adds a little something to complete the flavor of this beautiful soup.  Garnish with either croutons or bacon bits.  INGREDIENTS 1 Cup Diced Onion 4...

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