04 November 2022

Maple Pecan Scones for Two


Scones tend to dry out and become heavy if you don't knosh them fresh from the oven. Am I right ? This batch gets eaten in one sitting, as the entire batch is four regular sized scones! 

25 October 2022

Chicken and Cheese Quesadilla Pie


What started off as a nimble way using up small bunches of ingredients in the fridge turned into a real revelation.  Meet Chicken and Cheese Quesadilla Pie ! Slide these out of their pie pans and right onto the plate. They hold their shape beautifully ! Side them with baked sweet potatoes.  Have small bowls of sour cream and spicy hot salsa for dolloping on bites of the pie and you have a really delicious meal !

17 October 2022

Avocado Toast - Easy Lunch or Breakfast

An easy and healthy lunch here in The Spice Garden today ! You're probably saying, " Really ?! Why is she posting such an easy recipe ? Aren't we all 'over' the Avocado Toast scene ?" 

16 October 2022

Traditional Frikadeller ... Danish Comfort Food !

 So ... this is a recipe that I have had for several years. This summer, I was hot to use it while cooking over the fire on one of our RV jaunts and it was stellar ! Last evening, I had the right combo of ground pork and ground beef to do it again, albeit on the stove at The Grey Cottage and NOT over open fire. It was still really delish !

14 July 2022

Grammy Lindquist's Blueberry Cake with White Vinegar Sweet Sauce


It's blueberry season on Gap Mountain and the first batch came down from the blueberry patch yesterday afternoon. Every year, SB tends the bushes by cutting away brush to encourage the sun and rain to tend the berries ... and not the weedy brush. The pay off is great when nature provides the right amount of sun and rain, no late frosts arrive to freeze the blossoms, and no dry spells settle in to wither the tiny berries.

This years promises to be a bumper crop year! Huzzah ! 

06 April 2022

Cherry Almond Biscotti


Chilly grey day ... baking to warm up the kitchen and give SB and I a nice, crisp snack to have with a cuppa this afternoon.  The days of baking sweets once or twice a week have long gone. I'm convinced that we appreciate cookies more, now that they are truly an infrequent treat.

14 March 2022

Hamentaschen in Honor of Purim


You know how you can get obsessed about making a recipe now and then that you haven't thought about in ages ? These little cookies popped into my mind, last week at about the same time that I saw a post about Purim online.

11 March 2022

Penne alla Vodka ...Who Knew ?


They say that Spring is on the way. I saw, "Ha! Look at all that snow ! Let's stay in by the fire and make a bowl of pasta for supper !" 

19 February 2022

Valentine's Day and Wedding Anniversary Cupcakes


It's been ages since I posted a quick food share, but Valentine's Day and my 42nd (count 'em!) wedding anniversary called for a special dessert splurge.