Creamy Coconut Flan for My Fans

Creamy Coconut Flan for My Fans

Flan is considered to be an hispanic dish but can be found in a variety of styles all over the world.  In fact, the first to make a similar such dish were the Romans and it was often savory, not sweet (it is said they borrowed some baking concepts from the Greeks to create the…

Not Your Average Has Beans

Not Your Average Has Beans

Most of us enjoy, or even love, baked beans.  With Memorial Day around the corner, and picnics aplenty in the offing, it is nice to have a delicious, go-to recipe.  The pre-made, canned variety just doesn’t cut the mustard.   If you want to bring a special dish to a picnic, and get rave reviews, I…

Tasty Turkey Sausage, Broc, Pasta Bowl

Tasty Turkey Sausage, Broc, Pasta Bowl

This is easy, includes most of the food groups, and is delicious to boot!  Everything you want in one bowl.  I make this often, it is one of those “go to” dishes when I want something fairly healthy and quick.  There are few ingredients involved and only two pans required.  This meal can easily be ready in…

Yum Yum, Pork Filled Dim Sum!

Yum Yum, Pork Filled Dim Sum!

These little gems are one of my family’s favorite dishes.  We make them every year at the beach and on other special occasions.  It is great when everyone pitches in to help wrap the Dim Sum.  They take a little effort but they are totally worth the time.  I typically serve them as an appetizer…

Delicious Homemade Farm Bread

Delicious Homemade Farm Bread

When my kids were growing up, I took my eldest son to a Summer Camp at Frying Pan Park, here in Virginia.  It was close to our house and a lovely place with farm animals, fields, and more.  So many things to do.  He was probably about 4 years old at the time.  One day he…

Resolution Revamp

Resolution Revamp

New Year’s resolutions are often a great way to start a year.  New year, new you!  How often, however, do we keep them?  According to Statisticbrain.com, those who felt they were successful in achieving their resolutions amounted to 9.2 %.  Not only that, 42.2% of those who make resolutions never succeed and fail on their resolution each…

Springerles have Sprung: German Christmas Cookies

Springerles have Sprung: German Christmas Cookies

Growing up, my Mom made lots of cookies at Christmastime.  Being of German descent, with many Ackermans and Hoeferkamps lurking in our heritage, she made several German delicacies.  Included in the Christmas line-up were the ever notable Springerle cookie with it’s delicious, black licorice-laced flavor.  I adore the taste of black licorice, like my Mother…

In a Pickle with the Last of the Summer Veggies

In a Pickle with the Last of the Summer Veggies

I love pickled things.  They can be sweet, or tart and tangy, it is a wonderful way to enjoy your veggies.  Once, when I was driving north on Route 15 to New Jersey to see my sister-in-law, and I stopped by a roadside vegetable stand.  It was near Catoctin somewhere.  I purchased a jar of…

It’s Apple Season! Let’s Make Apple Praline Pie

It’s Apple Season!  Let’s Make  Apple Praline Pie

This time of year, when apples are fresh and abundant, is the best for baking apple goodies.  I have so many recipes I want to share with you, in general, and especially when it comes to apples; one of my favorite fruits to eat, bake, and cook! Our family and friends make an annual trip out…

My Grandmother’s Best Ever Snickerdoodles

My Grandmother’s Best Ever Snickerdoodles

As a child in the summer, I used to visit my grandparents’ home in Bloomfield, Indiana, where my Dad grew up.  My Grandmother would always make our favorite desserts and foods while we were there, which included our favorite cookie: the Snickerdoodle.  Her recipe is the best I have ever tasted and, it seems, I have…