Peanut Butter Buckeyes

I love, love, love when something makes me look good – and even better? When it’s ridiculously delicious, super easy and makes me look not just good, but brilliant. The first time I made these peanut butter buckeyes I realized that this was one of those concoctions.A buckeye is simply a candy made from peanut … [Read more…]

Rich Chocolate Triple Layer Cake

I also think that many people approach cakes with too much trepidation. Relax. There are a few basic methods that will ensure success, and they’re all in here. Not that this recipe is hard – quite the opposite. Creaming together butter and sugar, sifting dry ingredients before use, making sure the pans are prepped and … [Read more…]

Steak and Potato Soup

Ingredients : 1 1/2 pounds bottom round, grilled 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 large onion, diced 2 medium celery, diced 2 medium carrots, diced 2 medium potatoes, diced 1 1/2 quarts chicken broth 6 beef broth, cubes 1/2 teaspoon fennel seed 1 can cream of mushroom soup, canned 1/2 cup sour cream 3 green onions, … [Read more…]

Orange Layer Cake

Beautiful Bright Flavor Yes – I’m on a layer cake kick. I tend to do that – find one type of food and then go a bit crazy exploring different varieties. Nobody seems to complain when I’m in Cake Mode though. Matter of fact, I tend to get quite a few more calls and emails … [Read more…]

Orange Filling, or Orange Curd

Orange Curd Curds are really not much more than a pudding – imagine if pudding married marmalade, and you’d have curd. It’s fabulous for all kinds of things – on toast, scones or biscuits, as a tart filling, filling the layers of cakes, dabbed behind your ears, straight out of the jar at 2 AM…you … [Read more…]