Keeping it Real

The question was, “Do you want to come over and play?” That was 53 years ago. The answer was, “Yes!” And we never stopped. So….. My childhood friend, Angie, recently had a conference in Memphis, so I decided to join her a few days early for a nice visit since we live nowhere near eachContinue reading “Keeping it Real”

Not so Famous Brownies

About a year ago, Tupelo Honey came to town and set up shop at Warehouse Row. Any restaurant that serves biscuits with honey and jam before every meal will certainly last in the South. Part of the wallpaper on the outside of the restaurant is a blown-up photo of a brownie recipe. Cool! It is hand-written onContinue reading “Not so Famous Brownies”

Nibby Nut and Raisin Cookies

I made some cookies yesterday that were not from one of my great grandmother’s recipes ( the photo project I’m currently working on ); but I liked the photo so much, I decided to include it here. I had never heard of a cocoa nibs, (bits similar to crushed coffee beans) so I had to look itContinue reading “Nibby Nut and Raisin Cookies”

Butter Almond Cookie Bars

Unfortunately, this one is delicious, too! Starting this project right at the beginning of bathing suit season might not have been such a hot idea. And that is why I took most of it to my in-laws’ house yesterday. RECIPE 1 cup brown sugar 1/2 cup soft butter 1 whole egg plus one yolk 1 teaspoonContinue reading “Butter Almond Cookie Bars”

Branbury Tarts

  I chose this recipe out of my great grandmother’s collection because I thought it was going to be more like a turnover. I don’t know what I was thinking. They seem to be basically thumbprint cookies. But who am I to question a recipe? And again, a basic instruction was left out. I suppose everyone knewContinue reading “Branbury Tarts”

Muffin Tins – Snapshot of the Day, No. 360

I tried altering the corn muffin recipe today. I added chopped onions, fresh corn and red pepper flakes. And sugar. Got to have sugar to off-set all of that hot stuff. Best muffins of my short cooking career so far. Oh yeah, and I used almond milk again because I’m trying to avoid dairy rightContinue reading “Muffin Tins – Snapshot of the Day, No. 360”

Regular Cookies – Snapshot of the Day, No. 296

These oatmeal raisin cookies are from a recipe in Gwyneth Paltrow’s cookbook, “My Father’s Daughter.” I alter it a bit because I cannot find all of the ingredients that it calls for. They are pretty good, and also pretty healthy. The only sugar in them is from maple syrup. Joe and his mom love themContinue reading “Regular Cookies – Snapshot of the Day, No. 296”

Last Night’s Dinner – Snapshot of the Day, No. 287

Is there really any such thing as too much garlic and cheese? No. Never. I made tortellini last night for dinner and added lots of garlic and cheese to the dish. Oh, and a couple of vegetables – just to add some nutrition. I served apples, as well. Apples, as well as oat meal, absorbContinue reading “Last Night’s Dinner – Snapshot of the Day, No. 287”

Pear Still Life – Snapshot of the Day, No. 237

Well, it’s getting to be that time of year where I don’t have a lot of time left after work to shoot anything since the days are getting shorter. So! It was a still life for today. This is a pear from the yard of a friend of Joe’s. I like the color and textureContinue reading “Pear Still Life – Snapshot of the Day, No. 237”