Cheese Board

For a busy holiday party, I find it easier to serve an appetizer or cheese board while everyone is waiting for the dinner hour.  When guests arrive, it is very easy to have many types of cheese, nuts, dried fruit, condiments, crusty and multi-seeded bread ready to go. Guests can serve themselves while they enjoy…

marmalade carrots

  Spring vegetables bring a delicious excitement to any dinner plate.  I am encouraged by their fresh taste to begin planting my summer vegetable garden.  Colorful carrots are some of my favorites.  This recipe highlights their beauty with a spectacular glaze. This recipe is super easy to make and compliments grilled chicken.  I often serve…

almond cinnamon rolls

yum. yum. yum.  this recipe is a KEEPER.  i will compare these rolls to anything you have ever tasted from a French bakery.  in fact, i would say this might be one of the best cinnamon roll recipes i have ever baked.  with that, i will tell you that these rolls are super delicious.  i…

dark chocolate bark with nuts, cranberries and sea salt

dark chocolate has been in the news lately as one of the preferred types of chocolate to eat.  this bark is great for a party, and will become one of your favorite snacks.  it is super easy to make and quite tasty.  i do store this bark in a plastic container in the refrigerator, just…

almond crunch biscotti

slices of almonds bring this biscotti recipe to a delicious level.  for years, i have used this biscotti recipe taken from a small book titled, biscotti. the cookbook is written by lou pappas, and was published in 1992.  the recipes in this small book range from traditional to those containing chocolate and nuts.  pappas even…

maple almond granola

i love granola. it has been my routine to eat either oatmeal, cheerios, or homemade granola every morning for many years now. the benefit of having oats in the diet has been documented by many medical practionners. my recipe for granola comes from the book, the ski house cookbook, by tina anderson. it makes about…