Peaches and Maple Whipped Cream On Spice Cake

We’re at a fork in the road right now. The year is moving full steam ahead toward fall, but summer is doing its best to be a speed bump. Peaches are plentiful, and there are ads for pumpkin spice this and that. We were having my partner in cuisine crime’s mom over last night. I…

Peach Cobbler Schmobbler

I created this recipe in June 2012. I tried to get all fancy and write the recipe in a document and save it so it could easily be clicked on, opened, and printed.    Well, Apple did away with iwork, or at least the version I was using, so my recipe is gone. Just peachy. Here’s…

Caprese Pockets

It’s tomato time. It makes me feel like an addict.I can’t leave the farmers’ market without stocking up. And if I see heirloom varieties or Romas, forget it. I feel the need to buy them all. Isn’t there a support group for this? Maybe I could start one. You know how violet turns into a…

Freshly-Squeezed Key Lime Pie with Coconut

A Facebook friend of mine recently made key lime pie. I know this because in a post he asked where to get key limes. Then he wrote about the pie and posted a picture of it. Why hasn’t Apple invented scratch and sniff or tap and taste for the iPad and iPhone? Random question. I…

Salsa-Poached Eggs Over Easy Garlic-Cheese Grits

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. I support that belief. If I skip breakfast I’m ready to flatten someone like a pancake by lunchtime. That first food fuels me for hours. Sugary cereals and sweet sticks of granola don’t do it for me. I don’t feel full after eating them. Then there’s…

Strawberry Maple Syrup

At Saturday’s farmers’ market I felt like I’d gone beneath the deck of a pirate ship to find multiple treasure chests overflowing with rubies. Here in South Carolina the strawberry is the gem of the Spring.

Black Bean and Corn Burgers w/Ultimate Burger Fries (Contest Entry)

I have a slight obsession with spices. They’re a flavor powerhouse. It’s amazing what a pinch of ground up goodness or dried plant pieces can do for a dish. Combine some spices and you’re on the way to something wonderful. While I love making my own spice blends, I’ve realized that the pre-mixed masterpieces save…

Corned Beef & Cabbage Irish Nachos

I have a confession to make. Despite my Irish heritage I’ve never blogged about St. Patrick’s Day. Can you believe it? Surely this deserves a pinch, right?  Don’t send an angry Herculean-clawed crab my way just yet. I’m here to redeem myself. First of all, I can’t stand the overuse of mint to celebrate. Don’t…

Handmade Dark Chocolate Truffles

Say what you want about Valentine’s Day.. It’s a gimmick.. The greeting card companies invented it.. The day’s depressing for singles.. Whatever. Just realize that this is the one day of the year that you can eat chocolate and not feel guilty about it.