Sourdough Cheese Crackers With Rosemary

These cheesy crackers  are another perfect way to use my sourdough starter discard. An easy recipe which requires no rising and involves two steps, maybe three if you need to get your starter ready for baking. Just make the dough and then let it rest overnight in the refrigerator. You can see the bits of … Continue reading

Sourdough Bacon Cheddar Muffins

These muffins are another great way to use your “throwaway starter”. I made these muffins twice to get the flavor and texture I wanted. The first recipe came from Genius Kitchen and I was not happy with it – too dry, not enough flavor and maybe they could rise more. The Genius Kitchen recipe peaked … Continue reading

Homemade Edible Bread Spoons for Appetizers

One good thing when you downsize and move you discover things you forgot you had. Even though it has been nine months since I moved I still have boxes I have not unpacked – basement kitchen overflow. These edible bread spoons are fun to make and fill! The Oscars are tomorrow night and I’ve provided … Continue reading

Sausage Gravy over Bakewell Cream Biscuits

My family loves spicy sausage  and we also love biscuits. What a delicious breakfast or brunch  you can have when you combine these two favorites. Over the years I have been trying various biscuit recipes using different kinds of flour such as all-purpose, self-rising, White Lily Flour, Bisquick and others. You can also vary the … Continue reading

Beer Biscuits With Provolone and Beemster Paradiso

Did “Beemster Paradiso” get your attention? I do enjoy shopping for food, especially for certain ingredients like cheese. There are so many varieties that it is sometimes overwhelming – you need to take the time to read about them and select the best one(s) for your recipe. Cheese is a big factor in how these … Continue reading

Irish Soda Bread With Apples, Guinness and Cheddar

This is not your traditional Irish soda bread with four basic ingredients of flour, buttermilk, baking soda and salt. Three flavorful ingredients are added; apples, Guinness and an Irish cheddar to make for a very moist and hearty bread. Spread it with some good Irish butter for a perfect finish to this yummy bread. This is a quick bread where … Continue reading

King Cake Scones

Mardi Gras is just around the corner and will be celebrated in the US on February 28th this year. Making a traditional “King Cake” has been on my list of recipes to try for a long time.  Once again I made something different but I am very happy I did. First I made  cupcakes with a granddaughter … Continue reading

Lemon-Lavender Brioche French Toast

It’s the middle of November and my lavender still looks pretty good, even though it is the second flowering of the year which always means reduced flowers. The smell and taste is just as wonderful as it was in the summer. With 15 plants I am very happy this is a perennial in Michigan. One good thing … Continue reading