Breads | Recipes

Brioche Raisin Snails

I confess I have had a fear of yeast breads. Reading the ingredients of this weeks Tuesdays with Dorie baking event my breath quickened, I was overwhelmed at the three pages of instructions. I was longing for someone to choose one of the shorter, quicker recipe. But then would it be a challenge? Peabody of…

Breads

Irish Soda Bread

Today is St. Patrick’s Day. I am part Irish and just started a food blog. Irish Soda Bread was a must. I saw a recipe by Julia Child and whipped it up while talking on the phone. Not a good idea. It had only 4 ingredients and seemed so easy. Then I opened the oven…

Breakfast

New York Crumb Cake

When I was a little girl my mom would bake this coffee cake from the Bisquick box. Do you remember those? I loved the chunks of cinnamon sugar topping. I would count the minutes until it came out of the oven. On a cold, rainy Saturday morning nothing tasted better. I wish you could smell…

Dessert | Recipes

Snickery Squares

So this is my first post with Tuesdays with Dorie. They are a group cooking their way through Dorie Greenspan’s Baking: From My Kitchen to Yours cookbook. I had only recently heard about Dorie and was intrigued so I picked up the book and gave it a try. These are like homemade Snickers bars. I…

Beef | Main Course | Recipes

Beef Bourguignon

  Every year I get together with a group of friends to watch the Academy Awards. I don’t think I have missed a year since I was a child. My family loves movies and the awards shows are always entertaining. My friend Carol and I have thrown several large parties over the years but this…

Breakfast | Recipes

German Pancake

When I was little we would go to this breakfast place where I discovered German Pancakes. They are puffy, light pancakes reminiscent of popovers, another childhood favorite. You had to wait, as they are made to order, and out would come this giant, golden brown delight! The great thing is most of the items you…