Rachel’s Double Chocolate Chippers

Raise your right hand.  Stand on your left leg.  Hop in a circle and say “I solemnly swear to never share Rachel’s Super-Top-Secret Double Chocolate Chipper Cookie Recipe.  Ever.” Well done!  Are we good?  Good.  ‘Cause these are some seriously delicious cookies, even if I say so myself.  I developed them, if you will, while…

Amaretto Cake

I made this cake for my mom ’cause she loves Amaretto.  So do I, come to think of it….which is why I made myself a little treat as well!  It is moist, creamy and the frosting….it’s the kind you make when you are home alone to ensure you get to lick the beaters.  And the spatula.   And…

Homemade Fondant 101

Fondant has always frightened me.  During my brief period owning a bona fide bakery I always claimed to be a ‘fondant free’ environment.  Not only was it scary but it tasted bad.  And taste was, and still is, of utmost importance to me.  Then about 2 years ago I was prompted to attempt a fondant cake.  And…

Rachel’s Untitled Eggplant Recipe

So Addie wanted to pick out her own vegetable to grow this spring. Therefore we planted 6 eggplant plants.  They were purple and this was the reason for choosing them I am sure.  Anyway.  4 of them died, 1 is stunted and producing nothing, the last one is LOADED.  The poor plant is drooping with…

Dairy & Gluten Free Cookies

Cookies are one of my great loves. “Gluten Free” was a term that until recently, had never gone thru my head. Then I met Miss Sara. Miss Sara is a gracious, lovely lady I met during a brief period of madness in my life when I thought I wanted a restaurant and bakery. Everyone has…

French Silk Trifle

Whenever there is a function which includes food (wait, that would be ALL functions).   Whenever there is a function I take a dessert.  Rarely will you spy me toting in a salad or rolls.  Nope, I’m a dessert toting kinda gal.  Although I did make a corn casserole for an Easter dinner this year but…

Chicken Salad

I’m not sure if it is quite right to publish recipes for chicken on a site that serves to honor, love and cherish chickens. On the other hand I honor, love and cherish Chicken Salad. So, we just won’t worry about offending the flock, they can’t read anyway. Chicken Salad is a funny thing, everyone seems…