Sunflower Brittle with bonus Peanut Brittle recipe

    Apologies for it being so long but I just have not had any good ideas for recipes and then my oven went out. Also, I don’t get paid for this I just do it for fun so forgive the long hiatus. This recipe is an adaptation of one I use every year from…

Honey Donuts

 Every spring we have a tradition of leaving something sweet out for the fairies so that we have good luck for the rest of the year. The boys love to go out the next day and find an empty plate. I usually make Honey Cakes which are like fritters that you dip into a honey…

Holiday Cheesecake

I made this up entirely because I wanted something different for dessert for Yule and all the cheesecake recipes sounded sort of bleh. You will need: ½ a recipe of my Rosemary cookies ¼ cup butter (melted) 3 large eggs (room temperature) 3 8-ounce packages of cream cheese (room temperature) 1 cup of sour cream…

Cheeserolls

We had a lightning strike take out our modem and I have been without the internet for nearly a week. The twitching is less now but the withdrawals are still bad. I have been posting from Starbucks which has free wifi but the coffee is ridiculous! Not that I drink coffee anymore. I gave it…

Lowcountry Chicken, or Shrimp and Risotto

Are you sitting down? Okay, I don’t own a deviled egg tray and I don’t like grits. I know, I know, I’m Southern and I ought to love grits but I like my cornmeal made into cornbread or battering fish not as mush in a bowl. Maybe it is the texture. I don’t know but…

Rosemary Cookies

We have a marvelous farmer’s market here but unfortunately the prices are higher than we can afford most of the time so it is a real treat to go. On one such occasion the werewolves spotted a booth giving out samples and rushed in en mass with jowls dripping slobber and paws outstretched. Werewolves love…

Chicken Fried Steak and Cream Gravy

I have eaten and made a lot of chicken fried steak. We had it in school and it was on almost every menu unless you were eating Chinese or Mexican food. Some of it is bad and some of it is really good. When I got here and saw them on a few menus I…

Enchiladas

Enchiladas have to be one of the easiest things to customize. You can put an unlimited number of ingredients in them and use either flour or corn tortillas and the sauce on top is variable too. I have made mine with chicken, beef, beans, and cream cheese with spinach. I have even done pork filled…

Bear Claw Rolls

In West Texas where I grew up there was a donut shop that did really great bear claws. Bear claws are donuts with a spice mixture in the center cut to look like the paw of a bear. These donuts had some clove in the center and were frosted with a maple glaze. I wanted…