My Favorite Recipes

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Happy Valentine's Day! I love making old-fashioned chocolate fudge for Valentine's Day! This fudge is creamy and delicious! This is my grandmother Birdie's recipe. I hope you have a lovely Valentine's Day! Birdie's Old-Fashioned Chocolate Fudge This is my grandmother...

Baking A King Cake

Baking A King Cake

Baking a King Cake for Fat Tuesday is easy with make! The night before, mix and chill the dough. On Fat Tuesday, make the brioche dough, place in a lightly oiled bowl, cover with a clean dish towel, rise in a warm, draft-free place until doubled in bulk, roll out the...

Tortilla Soup

Tortilla Soup

The Mansion on Turtle Creek is one of our favorite restaurants. During the 80s, the Mansion's chef, Dean Fearing created one of his signature dishes,Tortilla Soup. It was and continues to be popular. It wasn't long before restaurants around the country began adding...

Sweet And Spicy

Sweet And Spicy

Sweet and Spicy . . . Pork Tenderloin made with the Kuby's Raspberry Chipotle Spread and pork tenderloin.  For years, inspired by one of my favorite chefs, Helen Corbitt, I have served her pork tenderloin from Helen Corbitt's Potluck. Just recently, as we have been...

Gingerbread Cake

Gingerbread Cake

Gingerbread is a delicious treat for the holidays. A gingerbread boy cake will add some cheer to your holiday table! Gingerbread Homemade with a short cut. . . starting with a yellow cake mix is easy. Adding ground ginger, cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg spices up the...

Life Is Better With Pancakes

Life Is Better With Pancakes

Life is better with pancakes. For the holidays, make ginger pancakes with ginger, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg. The gingerbread spices mixed with whole wheat flour, buttermilk and one secret ingredient. They rival my favorite gingerbread boys with much less sugar and...

Decorating Gingerbread Houses

Decorating Gingerbread Houses

Decorating Gingerbread Houses is one of the most rewarding things that I have experienced.   When my first two children were just toddlers, we began the holiday tradition of decorating gingerbread houses. Over the years, our tradition grew to neighborhood gingerbread...

Happy National Cookie Day!

Happy National Cookie Day!

Happy National Cookie Day! Today, I am celebrating one of my favorite Christmas traditions, baking cookies! Baking at the age 7, in my mom's kitchen with my sisters, cousins and neighbors. We baked cookies for Christmas and every holiday throughout the year. This is...

Common And Popular Candies

Common And Popular Candies

After researching and decorating gingerbread houses for 25 years, I have compiled a list of the most common and popular candies which can be used to decorate gingerbread houses. Common And Popular Candies: Peppermints, a classic Christmas candy, are popular candies...