Plum Apple Butter – Plum Near to Perfect

Plum Apple Butter – Plum Near to PerfectWhen Life Gives You Plums . . . Make Plum Apple Butter

This is truly about the easiest jam to make. A bit of cooking softens the apples. A bit of spice enlivens the flavor. A quick purée before you cook the plums. Another purée and you have plum-near-to-perfect Plum Apple Butter. The plum-apple combination was inspired by a gift bag Continue reading

Fresh Peach Shortcakes – Gluten-Free and Peachy-Keen

Fresh Peach Shortcakes – Gluten-Free and Peachy-Keen Fresh Peach Shortcakes – Light & Luscious

Even with peach season approaching its end, you can still find golden, juicy gems aplenty to celebrate Labor Day in style with Fresh Peach Shortcakes. Light and luscious with ripe peaches, tender gluten-free biscuits, and luxurious maple sweetened whipped cream. 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

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

Apple Pear Crisp — Easier than Pie

Apple Pear Crisp — Easier than Pie Apple Pear Crisp Made in My Mom’s Vintage Baking Dish

Apples and pears baked with orange juice and zest. Top the Apple Pear Crisp with crumbly spiced walnuts, honey, butter and oats and you have one of fall’s most perfect desserts. A fruit crisp, so much easier than making a pie. Yet all the same delicious, tender bites and homey fall Continue reading

Strawberry Mango Verrine with Coconut Cream

Strawberry Mango Verrine with Coconut Cream Strawberry Mango Verrine – Poetry in a Glass

Layers of gold, red, white and green,
sweet berries, luscious mango, rich coconut cream,
all together create Strawberry Mango Verrine.
It makes you feel special, a person of class,
when you eat your dessert with a spoon in a glass. Continue reading

Chocolate Roasted Tahini Truffles – Rich, Dark, Distinctive

Chocolate Roasted Tahini Truffles – Rich, Dark, DistinctiveChocolate Roasted Tahini Truffles – Thank You, Brooks Headly

Reading pastry chef Brooks Headley’s article touched my heart. He and the other chefs at New York’s Del Posto restaurant respond with compassion and creativity to guests with food allergies. “… no judgment on our part … none of us working the line freaked out, no one cracked wise ….”  Continue reading