Wild Rice Cranberry Muffins with Flaxseeds and Coconut Milk

Wild Rice Cranberry Muffins with Flaxseeds and Coconut MilkWild Rice Cranberry Muffins – Tasty, Moist & Satisfying

We spent a long weekend with extended family in and around Elbow Lake, Minnesota last month. That’s where Paul grew up on a farm. While at his brother’s farm we took a spin on a cushy 3-wheel bike called a Spyder. Our sweet grandson joined in the fun on his tricycle. Continue reading

Tarte Soleil – Puff Pastry Sun Tart

Tarte Soleil – Puff Pastry Sun TartTarte Soleil with Sundried Tomato Tapenade & Pesto –
Gorgeous, Delicious and Fun to Eat

It’s been at least 6 months since I first saw a picture of a very impressive Tarte Soleil (sun tart). So gorgeous I wanted to make one. After waiting and waiting for the perfect event, I could wait no longer. Last week I offered to bring a Tarte Soleil to dinner with friends that I knew Continue reading

Chocolate Chunk Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies

Chocolate Chunk Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies Chocolate Chunk Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies – Wow!

Just the name, Chocolate Chunk Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies, sounds terrific. And when you learn the stuff they’re made of – hand-cut dark chocolate, dried, tart-sweet cranberries, almond flour, ground flaxseeds, pure maple syrup and natural almond butter Continue reading

Pear Pomegranate Crisp with Maple Pecan Topping

Pear Pomegranate Crisp with Maple Pecan Topping Pear Pomegranate Crisp – Even Better with Coconut Cream

Naturally sweet, juicy pears and tart-sweet pomegranate molasses combine lusciously with the pecan studded and cardamom spiced oat topping. Being mostly fruit, Pear Pomegranate Crisp works as well for dessert as it does for brunch and for celebrations. Celebrations such as Valentine’s day, Continue reading

Edible Gifts from Your Kitchen

Edible Gifts from Your KitchenEdible Gifts Celebrate the Season

Visions of sugar plums, cookies and truffles and jars of fermented mustard and jam. It’s that time of year when if you love to cook, you celebrate the season with a bite of something homemade. Then share these edible gifts from your kitchen with friends and family. As well as with Continue reading

Matcha Almond Shortbread Hearts for Valentine’s Day

Matcha Almond Shortbread Hearts for Valentine’s Day Matcha Almond Shortbread – Rich, Tender and Slightly Crumbly

It’s been about nine months. That’s how long, off and on, that I’ve worked on perfecting these dairy and gluten-free Matcha Almond Shortbread. With my Flavors of Japan cooking class in a few weeks the pressure was on. Continue reading

Honey Apple Tarte Tatin – Exceptionally Delicious

Honey Apple Tarte Tatin – Exceptionally DeliciousHoney Apple Tarte Tatin – Caramelized Upside-Down Apple Tart

Master Pastry Chef Jacques Auber’s recipe for this classic French caramelized upside-down apple tart is a bit different from any other recipe I’ve come across. Though the ingredients are the same, apples, butter, honey (my change) and a round of puff pastry, his technique creates an exceptionally delicious combination. Though a bit complex it’s not difficult to prepare. Continue reading