Archive for October 2018

French Onion Soup

For anyone who loves French Onion Soup, look no further for an absolutely delicious recipe.  I was lucky enough to find this one from watching a cooking show.  I made it soon after and have never looked back! There are only a couple of things I do differently but mostly I follow the recipe on…

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The not so fun Kitchen day

Ahh, where to begin.  I guess for starters I will tell you my dishwasher died about 3 weeks ago.  Part of the time I really don’t mind doing dishes by hand. But the other part, like today when I’m baking and cooking up a storm and making a mess, I really miss the dishwasher! I…

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Mid October

It is mid October. What????? How did THAT happen?????  Well, nevertheless, here it is. Maples and a few other trees and bushes have been turning beautiful colors with leaves falling to the ground.  So pretty.  That means its getting closer to the winter months. I’m waiting for the cold weather to arrive which I think…

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Manhattan

There is just something really wonderful about a well made Manhattan.  It starts with good whiskey and ends with lovely, albeit expensive, dark cherries.  I know most bars use the florescent pink ones that all restaurants use for making Shirley temples, but please, go for broke on the “good” cherries.  Trust me on this…..it will…

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mmmmm…..Mushrooms

This is the time of year to enjoy delicious Chanterelle mushrooms.  If you are lucky enough to know someone who hunts for them and shares with you, then that’s a bonus!!!  Unless of course you enjoy the hunting AND devouring the forest treasure.  And you can also buy them as well. Win win, either way…

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Champagne Shallot Vinaigrette

1 Shallot, minced 1 TBS dijon mustard 3 TBS Champagne vinegar 1 TBS fresh lemon juice 2 tsp lemon zest 1 TBS honey 1/4 Cup Olive oil sea salt and black pepper Whisk everything together except olive oil.  When combined, slowly drizzle in the olive oil while whisking vigorously.

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A cooking class!!

Over this past weekend two dear friends and I decided to take a cooking class.  It was so much fun!!  If you like to cook, I highly suggest doing one of these sometime. It was easy, hands on, informative, and delicious!!!  The class was made up of 16 “students” and we worked in groups of…

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Check out the new recipe for these Biscuits!!!

Scroll down to the “recipe button” and check out the recipe and my comments for these wonderful biscuits!!!  So good all on their own or with jam, honey, or more butter.  And don’t forget biscuits and gravy!!! If you don’t go on to the recipes button … you can also get the recipe right here…

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Grandma’s flaky buttermilk biscuits

Ok. So I have tried so many different recipes for the “best” biscuits.  Most of them have been “okay” but not amazing.  I wanted one that I felt was amazing.  “Okay” was not going to be good enough to beat the ones from the frozen food isle that we loved.  I wanted a recipe that…

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I’ve been away!!!!

Hey Everyone!!!, I’ve been away from here for awhile.  I am sooooo ready to be back and connecting with you! I’ve missed you even though you didn’t know it! ♥ I had one of my daughters here visiting for almost a month.  I have to say it was wonderful to get to spend such quality…

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