Zucchini Walnut Bread

It’s a good thing there are so many delicious ways to prepare zucchini because I have tons of it!   I bet most of you do too.  Thank heavens it is as versatile as it is and can be used in everything from entrees to side dishes to dessert.   A neighbor gave me this [Read More]

Saturday Blog Showcase ~ Candied Pecans

This week’s Saturday Blog Showcase is hosted by Lori at All that Splatters.  She and Ann at Thibeault’s Table take turns hosting this lovely event where we tell you about wonderful recipes we’ve found on other blogs.  The recipe I’ve chosen is David Lebovitz’ Spiced Nuts and Pretzel Mix.  If this sounds familiar it’s because [Read More]

Lemon Pecan Ice Box Cookies

A cookie recipe very similar to this one was written on a card in my grandmother’s recipe file from the 1930’s: Lemon Pecan Ice Box Cookies.  The recipe appears in my mother’s files from the 50’s and the title is Lemon Pecan Refrigerator Cookies. The recipe kept up with the times and it is as popular [Read More]

Spiced Nuts and Pretzel Mix

David Libovitz’ blog is one of the first food blogs I discovered when I was doing research for a trip to Paris several years ago. I had never seen anything like it, was immediately obsessed with it, and read every post on the site. Little did I know that blogging would soon become a fun, [Read More]

Almond Tart

When family birthdays come up I always let the birthday boy or girl select the party menu, but timing is a little off this month and my daughter will have to settle for her choice of dessert and save the beef and cheese fondue celebration until after my older daughter and I return from Europe. [Read More]

Chocolate, Caramel and Graham Cracker Toffee Cookies

A version of this recipe has been around forever, the one with soda crackers, and I’ve made it dozens of times. I was recently looking through my mother’s recipe files and found a handwritten version of the old recipe that calls for graham crackers instead of Saltines. If you’ve never made this before prepare yourself [Read More]

Homemade Granola – The Real Thing

Granola is all about what’s good for us: whole grains, nuts, seeds, and dried fruits with a crispy, crunchy texture that is satisfying and stick-to-the-ribs delicious. My favorite way to enjoy this concoction is over Greek style plain yogurt and fresh fruit. If you want to start your day off right or need an energy [Read More]