Orange marmalade doesn’t care if the sky is gray. For at least a couple of hours, it will turn your kitchen into a steamy, citrus-scented slice of the tropics. Read more about my latest test kitchen experiments here.
Sweet Potato Pie 101
I learned the hard way -- more than once -- that it's best to connect with an expert when trying a recipe that's clearly outside of one's wheelhouse. Sweet potato pie is a perfect example. I'd never heard of it until I was in my 30s and -- while my enthusiasm level was high --… Continue reading Sweet Potato Pie 101
Hot Cross Buns
So much tastier than store bought ones -- try it for yourself! There's still time to make something special for Good Friday and Easter. These pastries were easy to find when I lived near Chicago. In Appalachia, it's easier to make them myself. The link includes a recipe and a bit of cross-pastry history. :)… Continue reading Hot Cross Buns
C’est bon! Truffles a Valentine do
Delicious and vegan! But, I will use less cocoa powder for dusting the next time around. 🙂 A recent interview with a now-local pâtissier from France inspired me to try my hand at homemade truffles. This vegan version includes a bit of berry puree, which he said is commonly used for French Valentine treats. There… Continue reading C’est bon! Truffles a Valentine do
Pumpkin palooza — you know you’re ready!
It's fall. Sort of. If you are more than ready, here are a handful of recipes to start the season off right from one of my newspaper posts. Some are from my blog archives -- but one is new and it is my fave of the moment. Nacho Pumpkin Soup is good enough to, say,… Continue reading Pumpkin palooza — you know you’re ready!