Chocolate Chip Orange Scones

Fluffy, light, delicate AND easy to make? These are a sure-fire way to get bonus points for breakfast or at teatime! Yes, this scone recipe makes wonderful, delicate scones - EVERY TIME! And it only takes a half hour to make - a perfect amount of time to make sure your oven is warm. These scones are great to... Continue Reading →

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Crunchy Almond Biscotti

Looking for that sweet little something to go with morning coffee or to satisfy a sweet tooth after a meal? Keep a batch of these superb little biscotti around! Ever since I was young, I loved dipping these in coffee, hot chocolate or milk, or, for a special treat, having these cantucci with Vin Santo like we did in... Continue Reading →

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Homemade Pizza: Quick and Simple

Making pizza is fun, but it can also be a process. When faced with a pile of ingredients and the daunting task of making dough, how often do you find yourself picking up the phone for delivery? Not anymore! Friday night a group of "Dabblers" got together to learn how we could make pizza's from... Continue Reading →

The Perfect Everyday Bread

There is nothing like a perfect loaf of bread to add to a meal. A loaf that not only needs no kneading and only the bare minimum of ingredients, but also comes out perfect every single time. I have made this loaf hundreds of times. Plain, greek olive and rosemary (my favorite), cheddar and jalapeno, cranberry... Continue Reading →

Perfectly Moist Jalapeño Cornbread

It was my very first time and boy was it spicy! I’m talking about making cornbread here people. I can’t believe it has taken me nearly three decades to make my first cornbread. However when the opportunity arose (a chili cook-off) I knew just what I wanted to make, I just needed to find the... Continue Reading →

Salted Rosemary Caramels

Please forgive me, I have to toot my own horn here for a minute: This year, as a holiday gift to my friends, family, (and myself,) I made caramels. Not just any caramels, no, I made salted rosemary caramels. And let me tell you, they were delicious! OK, let's just strait to the recipe, things you will... Continue Reading →

Perfect Pesto

I don't think I have told you how much I LOVE Farmers Market in the summer. Fruits, vegetables, cheeses, flowers and herbs all there at me fingers tips just screaming "pick me!" I am like a kid in a candy shop when I go to Farmer's Market. Farmers Market is the perfect place for me... Continue Reading →

Simple Peach Pastry

What better way to start off this blog than with a simple breakfast pastry perfect for the season. This is perfect for those peaches that are a little past their prime, but and peach will do. Simple Peach Pastry: 1 Sheet of Puff Pastry Dough (or homemade if you have the time) 2 Ripe to Over Ripe... Continue Reading →

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