Pink Grapefruit & Bittersweet Chocolate Tea Cake What to make the sweetest women we know for Mother’s Day? A not-too-sweet cake with a tender crumb, bursting with the tart and zesty flavors of pink grapefruit and grounded by rich, earthy Read on!
Jam-Filled Thumbprint Cookies Twinkling fairy lights, crackling fires, feasts, and gifts – there’s lots to love about December. Of all the wintery delights to be had, though, our favorite is cookies. Offering crispy-chewy-crumbly-buttery mouthfuls of childlike delight, there’s not much Read on!
Salted Chocolate Pecan Tart Holidays seem to intensify both reverence and busyness, and the crazy-making chaos that ensues–where we know we need to spend hushed evenings with the ones we love in front of a fire, but really have to Read on!
Apple Dutch Baby We spend a lot of time talking about the family dinner table, but whatever happened to breakfast? In the fall, when evenings get busy with homework, sports, meetings, and more, weekend breakfast is just about the Read on!
Quick Combos: Apples, Radishes, Greens, Sweet Potatoes, Lettuce Apples Make a quick apple chutney to enjoy with grilled meats or braised greens and rice. Dice 2 apples and combine in a saucepan with 1 Tbs water, 2 minced shallots, 2 Read on!
Quick Combos: Eggplant, Watermelon, Green Beans, Sweet Potatoes, Summer Squash and Cucumbers Eggplant We love a comforting late summer dish of Pasta alla Norma. Saute cubed eggplant, onion and garlic and stir into your favorite marinara. Toss with fresh basil Read on!
Citrus-Scented Texas Olive Oil Cake Thank heavens for people who don’t listen to reason. If it weren’t for stubborn idealists, we wouldn’t have electricity, women’s suffrage, or tomato sauce. And without Jim Henry, we wouldn’t have Texas olives. In Read on!
Ricotta Fritters 6 eggs 1/2 c. sugar 1 pound whole milk ricotta cheese 2 1/2 c flour 1 heaping Tbs baking powder 1 tsp vanilla 1/4 tsp freshly grated nutmeg oil for frying powdered sugar or cinnamon sugar (1 Read on!
There is a lull, a tiny one, between Thanksgiving and Christmas. In this momentarily quiet space, I am ever so grateful for the chance to enjoy the full bounty of the autumn fields on homey evenings with my family. Fall Read on!