Rhubarb/Strawberry and Rhubarb/Cherry Jam

Rhubarb and strawberry are delicious together.  But I’d say rhubarb and cherry are even better.  There are times on rainy days that you look in your freezer and say to yourself that you need to make room.  And so you decide to take your frozen fruit and make jam (And then you forget to post…

Ricotta Toast – With Fig Jam

Figs are amazing.  Concentrated fig-ness in fig jam slathered on ricotta slathered on a hunk of bread?  Try it.  You’ll see. It’s easy. Toast your bread. Spread your ricotta Spread your fig jam. Here is your RTI: Remember: There is nothing wrong with having a thicker layer of ricotta than bread. Messy factor. See below. You’ll…

Sweet Bread

Buns.  Sweet.  Bread.  Buns.  You really don’t need to know much else other than these are addictive, slightly sweet and the dough pulls off itself in doughy threads. This is the part where I make an admission. I actually don’t know the recipe for the thing I’m trying to make. I know it requires flour,…

Gluten-free Clementine Cake

Do you like clementines?  Cake?  Why not put them together in this dense, moist clementine cake recipe inspired by Nigella Lawson? Best thing about this recipe is the handful of ingredients and the food processor that does all the work. There is a teeny bit of prep you have to do – boil the clementines….

Pam’s Best Granola Ever

This is, without a doubt, the best granola you will ever eat.  I received it as a gift from my friend Pam, who is the “Indisputable Granola Queen.”  You will agree after you’ve tried this.  In fact, you may end up being unable to stop eating and soon find that the little gift baggie the…

Best Authentic Pound Cake Ever

This pound cake is the easiest cake I’ve ever made.  A handful of common ingredients, a stand mixer and a bake.  That’s it.  Oh and it’s so satisfyingly good.  And if you don’t have a stand mixer, then use a hand mixer.  You could just use a bowl and a spoon.  It will be quite…

MOMMA P’S MEATBALLS

Welcome to meatball week! Homemade meatballs and tomato sauce.  This is what Sundays were made of when I was a kid.  I would go to church with my father (when I managed to get up early enough) and by the time we got home, my mother would have made a vat of tomato sauce with…

Samartini – Fig cookies

  As an adult, eating samartini is a bit of a religious experience for me.  As a child, I was clearly a heathen, looking down my nose at these cookies.  In defence of my childhood taste buds, samartini can be a bit of an acquired taste.  The years have made me wise and now, come…

Hot Jalapeño Jelly

Who needs homemade jalapeño jelly?  You do.  Trust me.  You do.  I thought I could live my life without it, but then my friend Pam, offered me a little jalapeño jelly on a cracker with some old cheddar. And now, I just can’t stop.  Smoked cheddar with this jelly is amazing.  You’ll love it. Pam,…

Cinnamon Buns

There are times I get something in my head and I can’t let it go.  Sound familiar?  Good thing, this time, it was cinnamon buns.  I have to say making anything with yeast makes me anxious because yeast can be fussy and the rising time sometimes makes you question your very existence.  But, after all that…

Easy Zucchini Lasagna – And it’s Gluten-Free

Crispy baked zucchini with three cheeses and homemade tomato sauce.  Yeah.  I’m in.  Food is love.  And if you happen to know any old-school Italian women, you’ll know you CAN NOT leave the table without trying THEIR dish. That’s just the way it is, so happily accept it. I was at a baby shower recently…

Momma P’s Homemade Tomato Sauce

My Ma’s sauce was always pretty simple.  It was a Sunday staple.  It was part of the rhythm of life.  Every Sunday, you got up.  You went to church.  You came home and there was a vat of tomato sauce waiting.  Sometimes with meatballs, sometimes for cheese cannelloni, sometimes for gnocchi, sometimes for lasagna, sometimes…