18 02, 2023

Cajun Seasoning Recipe

2023-02-18T18:41:45+00:00Featured, Recipes|

If you don't have any Cajun seasoning on hand, you can make your own.   Try this recipe that I previously published on FoodieOasis or experiment with your own variation.  The optional crushed red pepper flakes give it a little extra heat. Spices for cajun seasoning mix. Cajun Seasoning Recipe   Save Print Prep time ...[ get the full recipe ]

6 01, 2023

Chocolate Ice Cream with a Splash of Rum

2023-01-23T18:55:16+00:00Cooking Blog, Featured, Recipes|

Are you in the mood for homemade ice cream?  If so, give this eggless recipe a try.  It's creamy and a little icy at the same time, which I love. Chocolate Ice Cream with a Splash of Rum   Save Print Prep time 5 hours Cook time 4 mins Total time 5 hours 4 ...[ get the full recipe ]

15 10, 2022

Boulevardier Cocktail – Evan’s Favorite

2023-01-23T18:55:54+00:00Cooking Blog, Featured, Recipes|

It's always fun to try new cocktails, and this one was a winner for me.  I even included it as Evan's favorite drink in my novel, Thrill Ride.  While I'm not always a fan of drinks with so much alcohol, this one goes down surprisingly smooth.  Give it a try and let me know what you ...[ get the full recipe ]

13 06, 2022

Chocolate Chip, Pecan & Coconut Macaroons—Take Two

2023-01-15T22:07:23+00:00Cooking Blog, Featured, Recipes|

I have always loved coconut macaroons.  I get my love of coconut from my grandmother.  Shockingly, she wasn't crazy about chocolate, but she was crazy about sugar and sweets.  Over the years, I have tried several recipes for coconut macaroons, and given my love for chocolate, I have tried drizzling them with chocolate.  But ...[ get the full recipe ]

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 ]

24 02, 2015

Easy Pastry Cream

2023-03-02T17:56:44+00:00Featured, Recipes|

This is an easy version of pastry cream.  Rather than being a traditional approach (most use cornstarch and a different cooking procedure), this version more closely resembles the filling used for cream pies.  This recipe will fill one small 5 inch tart.  You can double or triple the recipe to fill one large tart or ...[ get the full recipe ]

8 06, 2014

Maggie’s Blue Rose—Mexican Restaurant on Catalina Island

2023-01-16T17:27:23+00:00Featured, Restaurants & Travel|

Sometimes we just need to get away, don't you?  This was one of those weeks, so for us that meant we were counting the hours until we could take off for a weekend on Catalina Island off the coast of California.  If you haven't been there, Catalina Island is a small island about 26 miles ...[ get the full recipe ]

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