I recently had some girl friends over to get dressed up and watch the Oscars and drink fancy cocktails. I made this orange cake and it was very good. Here is the recipe: Print Orange Cake Recipe Ingredients Cooking-oil spray 1 cup butter, softened 1¼ cups granulated sugar . . .
November through January is always a hectic time of year in our household with a ton of birthdays, a seasonal food business (my husband's peppermint bark), a retail shop and family in town but it is also a special time that deserves to be celebrated. I have a large file of recipes I've pulled from . . .
Carving pumpkins at Halloween is fun, but I especially love cleaning out the goopy innards and turning them into this delicious treat. I don't particularly have a sweet tooth (I'm more of a salty snacker) but these skillet roasted pumpkin seeds are that perfect combination of sweet and spicy that is . . .
I'm a big fan of soups in the fall and winter. My husband not as much, but I think they are growing on him, especially, with soups as good as this one that is the perfect combination of sweet and spicy. I tend to be hyper focused during the day when I'm working and usually want something quick and . . .
Brussels sprouts have become my new food obsession. I was a little late to the party, just not having been exposed to them, I guess. About a year ago, I had them as a side at a BBQ restaurant, and from that point on I was a convert. They taste a little meaty and have a unique flavor that you'll . . .
This past Sunday my husband decided to whip up these Lemon Ricotta Beignets, which are basically fried dough with ricotta in the center and cinnamon sugar on the outside. They didn't look pretty but they sure were good. Here's the recipe for making at home: Print Lemon Ricotta Beignets Recipe . . .
This past Sunday for the Super Bowl my husband decided to make homemade marshmallows for Smore's. These were very good and especially cute cut out with a heart-shaped cookie cutter. Print Homemade Marshmallow Recipe Author: Epicurious.com Ingredients coconut oil spray 1 . . .
I had to work at Gather all day on the evening we were hosting Cookiefest so Ben made my entry. Instead of finding an unusual recipe I decided to go to Epicurious.com and search for the highest rated cookie recipe. Ha! Turns out, that strategy worked. These cookies were amazing. Seriously, these . . .
For many years now my husband and I have been hosting an annual celebration we call Cookiefest. It started with a small group of friends coming over and just making as many cookies as possible in one night. Eventually, it evolved into an event where everyone brings cookies that they've made and they . . .
We are really fortunate to live in the Piedmont, North Carolina area where out of this world delicious food is easy to come by. Not only do we have a bounty of great restaurants, food trucks, farms, CSA's and farmers markets to choose from, we also have an abundance of food entrepreneurs as well. . . .
I've been excited to get back into the cooking swing of things. We still cook every night but making extra special things tends to go by the wayside when we are super busy, as now, preparing Gather for it's opening which will be end of June/early August. Since it's peach season, this Peach . . .
Every Easter I make rolls for the family feast my parents host. The dinner is very Norman Rockwell and served in the early afternoon on the fanciest china with everything homemade. All the dishes feature a little too much butter and salt, and lots of just baked dessert options. It's very decadent . . .