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10 08, 2015

How to Make Mom’s Cream Puffs (profiteroles or pâte à choux)

2023-01-15T21:54:13+00:00Cooking Blog, Featured|

For those of you thinking about making the cream puff recipe I recently posted, here are step-by-step instructions and photos you can follow.  Try  out the recipe and let me know what you think. Cream puffs, profiteroles, éclairs, and gougères all start with a dough called choux pastry or pâte à choux.  Sounds fancy, right?  Until ...[ get the full recipe ]

9 08, 2015

Cream Puffs (aka profiteroles, choux pastry, or pâte à choux)

2023-01-17T19:19:18+00:00Cooking Blog, Recipes|

Cream puffs, also known as profiteroles, are made with a dough called choux pastry, or pâte à choux.  They look impressive but are really easy to make.  This is my mother's recipe, which has always been a winner for me---at least after I learned to be patient and not take them out of the oven too soon!  You can ...[ get the full recipe ]

14 07, 2015

Easy Roast Chicken with Potatoes

2023-03-02T17:48:47+00:00Cooking Blog, Recipes|

Roast chicken is perfect for guests or just for dinner with the family.  In fact, if I am in a hurry, I often pick one up from the grocery store's deli department.   But if you want to control the ingredients and make a conscious choice to avoid hormones, then consider roasting your own chicken.  It is ...[ get the full recipe ]

11 07, 2015

Copper River Salmon with Lemon and White Wine Sauce

2023-03-02T17:49:12+00:00Cooking Blog, Recipes|

This recipe works with any salmon filet, but Copper River salmon is extra special.  A few years ago, I happened to be in Seattle during the short period of time that Copper River salmon was fresh, which is only from about mid-May through mid-June each year.  But I had no idea what a huge deal Copper River salmon ...[ get the full recipe ]

5 07, 2015

Easy Berry and Lime Daiquiri Pops


These pops are like a daiquiri on a stick, which makes them the perfect frozen treat for a hot summer day! Makes 8 pops for adults! Special Equipment Pop molds---If you don't have pop molds, you can use small paper cups and wooden sticks, but you will need to let the mixture freeze until it ...[ get the full recipe ]

1 07, 2015

Red, White and Blueberry Shortcake—Perfect for the 4th of July


This recipe makes 4 large or 6 small strawberry, cream, and blueberry shortcakes. By whipping mascarpone cheese with the whipping cream, it will hold up longer and have a wonderful creamy texture.  If you don't have mascarpone, you can also substitute softened cream cheese. Shortcut:  If you don't have time to make the shortcake, ...[ get the full recipe ]

21 06, 2015

Avocado Bruschetta Accented with Summer Garden Favorites

2023-03-02T17:50:56+00:00Cooking Blog, Recipes|

With avocados, strawberries, radishes, and tomatoes abundant this time of year, I decided to combine them to make this colorful summer bruschetta.  I know it is not your traditional bruschetta, but trust me, the combinations of texture and flavors are winners. I started by roasting some fresh garlic, which is easy.  Just peel away ...[ get the full recipe ]

10 06, 2015

Chocolate Praline Graham Crackers

2023-03-02T17:51:29+00:00Cooking Blog, Recipes|

I saw a photo on Pinterest that led me to the Cookies and Cups recipe for an addictive treat involving brown sugar, butter, pecans, and graham crackers. It looked like an easier version of toffee but without the chocolate, so I couldn't resist the idea of adding a layer of chocolate! I baked a ...[ get the full recipe ]

22 05, 2015

Winning Barbeque Sauces from Our Tasting Party

2023-03-02T17:51:52+00:00Blog Tasting Parties, Cooking Blog, Tasting Parties|

Grilling season is finally here and to a girl like me who grew up in Texas that means barbeque ribs, sausage, chicken and brisket dripping with a tangy, tomato-based barbeque sauce!  My mouth is already watering. But over the years I have learned that everyone has their favorite style of barbeque.  The varieties are endless.  Do ...[ get the full recipe ]

22 05, 2015

Karen’s Homemade Adobo Sauce with Chipotle—Winning Barbeque Sauce


This recipe tied for 1st place at our tasting party!  This recipe makes 1 1/2 cups of sauce. Ingredients 8 oz. can tomato sauce 1/2 cup cider vinegar 1/2 cup dark brown sugar 1/2 cup minced onion 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 1/2 Tbsp. Victoria Taylor's Chipotle Pepper Flakes 1 Tbsp. ground cumin 1 ...[ get the full recipe ]

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