Category Archives: Recipes

Sunday Brunch: Buttermilk Waffles

This morning I made brunch for my parents using the waffle iron my mother got for Christmas. I believe their old waffle iron was at least ten years old. It worked, but had a variety of problems including the lack of an indicator light of any sort. It was difficult to tell how long it needed to heat up and when the waffle was finished ... Read More »

Homemade Pita Bread

I love pita bread. I use it instead of regular sliced bread frequently. You just can’t beat the convenience of holding a little pocket and eliminating the possibility of the filling escaping out the back of your snack. I actually had no idea how easy it was to make this myself. I have no problem with the vast majority of store bought pitas, but I ... Read More »

Mini-Chip Chocolate Chip Cookies

Sometimes nothing can satisfy like a glass of milk and a couple of chocolate chip cookies warm from the oven. Today was one of those days. I have to mention here that I am not a fan of those huge, chewy, buttery bakery style chocolate chip cookies. I personally prefer my cookies to be a bit crisper, with just a touch of chewiness in the ... Read More »

Tyler Florence’s Blood Orange Sorbetto

I think that this is one of the most beautiful desserts I have ever seen. The photo doesn’t do it justice, but the color of the sorbetto was just wonderful. Fresh out of the ice cream maker, it was very, very smooth, much like a sorbet. The next day, after freezing overnight, it should be allowed to thaw somewhat before serving, or it will be ... Read More »

Low fat Orange Oatmeal Crisps

My second venture in Healthy Homestyle Desserts is Orange Oatmeal Crisps. I chose these to go with some Blood Orange Sorbetto that I made (which will get its very own post once I serve it). The finished cookie tasted very much like a crispy oatmeal cookie, but the cooking process was not free from complications and my notes follow my revised recipe given below. Read More »

Low Fat Lemon Squares with Walnut Crust

I’m going nuts! Actually, everyone is. I made some low fat lemon squares for Sugar High Friday #4: Let’s Go Nuts! These lemon squares are from a book called Healthy Homestyle Desserts by Evelyn Tribloe that I picked up at a secondhand book store for $4 and chose not only beacuse the title was appealing, but the book is filled with great pictures. I made ... Read More »

Homemade Marshmallows

marshmallows and tree

Really, what could be better then a nice big mug of hot cocoa on Christmas Morning? How about a nice big mug of cocoa topped with a homemade marshmallow? As willing as I am (once a year) to purchase the dollar a piece marshmallows that they sell at some fine retailers, I thought that it might be a bit more practical to make my own. ... Read More »

Candied Orange Peel

The holidays seem to give license to candy just about anything you may have around: fruit, nuts, chocolate… not that I’m complaining, mind you. Now I didn’t make these – one of my roommates did. But I was there for the whole process which gives me enough authority to report on it here. Yummy and stunning. You have to start the night before, but they’re ... Read More »

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