Holiday Gifts – David Rocco’s Pesto

      Here’s a great, simple recipe for pesto from David Rocco.  Once you’ve made the recipe, place it in festive jars or plastic tubs for gifts (keeping a few for yourself of course).  In case you haven’t noticed, I like David Rocco...

The Daring Cooks Challenge – Eggs Benedict “an epic fail”

This month Jenn and Jill have challenged The Daring Cooks to learn to perfect the technique of poaching an egg. They chose Eggs Benedict recipe from Alton Brown, Oeufs en Meurette from Cooking with Wine by Anne Willan, and Homemade Sundried Tomato & Pine Nut...
Strawberry Peach Bread and Strawberry Lavender Jam

Strawberry Peach Bread and Strawberry Lavender Jam

I know it’s been a long time, I’ve moved to a new job in Dallas so I’ve been mostly without my kitchen (or any kitchen at all for a while) and suffering some serious withdrawal symptoms.  I really miss my big kitchen and...

Holiday Gift Recipes – Hot Fudge and Honey Caramel Sauces

Today is kind of like a rerun  but not quite – it seemed like a good time to redo my favorite holiday gift recipes, Hot Fudge Sauce and Honey Caramel Sauce as both make excellent gifts.  To make it easier, here is the giant size hot fudge recipe. The ingredient...

Holiday Gifts – Peanut Brittle the huge gift batch

Finished one of my holiday regulars – Peanut Brittle.  It is basically a pretty simple recipe, syrup caramelized with peanuts, but can be a little tricky.  A great help is to have a candy thermometer but the most important is to remember that it is hot . . ....