Brunch

The Ultimate Banana Bread

Follwers of my website know I am a big fan of America’s Test Kitchen. I love their inovation, testing and fantastic recipes. They often take something simple and give it a much needed boost. That is the case with this banana bread. Who here hasn’t baked a few loaves during […]

Sun Dried Tomato Bruschetta

My version of Bruschetta is about the simplest appetizer you can make. I use sun dried tomatoes packed in olive oil- use that oil- it’s full of flavor. I mix in sliced cherry tomatoes, but really anything that is in season is fine. Slice your baguette, rub a garlic clove […]

Huckleberry Buttermilk Pancakes

When I have company in town for the summer, I know I am going to serve up something Huckleberry be it a huckleberry martini, huckleberry jam or best of all… huckleberry pancakes. Huckleberries are grown wild only in northern climates. Typically, you can pick them in late July to August […]

Bourbon -Peach Jam with Thyme

In the summer, when the days are long and lazy and I know I don’t have to cook a big dinner, filling up the day by canning the summer’s freshest fruit is, to me, pure heaven. Homeamde gifts are so appreciated and spending the day making a pantry full of […]

Pomegranate Blueberry Champagne Cocktail

It’s been another long week. I don’t know about y’all , but sometimes, I need that Friday cocktail with as little muss and fuss as possible. So here it is it … A Pomegranate Blueberry Champagne Cocktail. Everyone has blueberries coming out of their well, you know. So grab a […]

Watermelon Fresca with Rum

Looking for something to do with all that leftover watermleon from your recent picnic? I have a fantastic recipe for you. Watermelon Aqua Fresca. It is a Mexican drink combining melon, sugar, lime and water. My version uses strained watermelon juice that I blend in my Ninja blender, a mint […]

Mother’s Day Brunch

Okay, It’s been a long quarantine. We’re all getting a little tired of cooking, cleaning, working from a crowded home, Netflix and the whole darn thing. But you know who is really tired- mommy. She is really tired. And I’m going to let you in on a little secret- she […]

Friday Cocktail Hour- Cucumber Prairie Fizz

Looking for a smashing, refreshing, fizzy crisp cocktail thats not too sweet and not too bitter? Look no further- my darlings- I give you an icy, cucumber infused vodka, lemon simple syrup topped, tonic water- “Prairie Fizz”. I know what you are thinking, “A fizz is typically made with gin.” […]

Lemon & Olive Oil Tea Cake

This is a simple cake that can be whipped up in a matter of minutes with one bowl- no creaming of butter, no room temp eggs. Just lightly mix the batter for a tender “crumb”. For drama, serve this cake with a brandied whipped cream and honey packed with nuts […]

Friday Cocktail Hour-Sunset Margarita

It’s Friday. Are you ready for a drink? I know I am. This is a gorgeous cocktail to be made in a large pitcher that when poured properly, creates a sunset like appearance. Start with lots of ice, fresh lime juice, add in a simple syrup, top with tequila, grand […]