Baked Brie With a Praline Sauce

Brie is a beautiful cheese to melt (or serve at room temperature) and add different toppings to. After leafing through a small collection of recipes I decided on this sweet one with maple syrup and pecans – two ingredients which won me over.  Plus I served it with apple slices (pear slices would be good … Continue reading

Hasselback Sweet Potatoes

I love hasselback potatoes and I love my new hasselback potato slicer. Makes my life easier and more importantly safer when I use this neat kitchen gadget. I first tried it with russet potatoes which is the best potato gratin dish I have ever eaten. This recipe was in one of my last issues of … Continue reading

Applesauce Muffins with Maple Glaze

These muffins sound good, don’t they? I know, not another apple recipe but this one is special (they all are, right?). These muffins are even better because they are healthy, I used my homemade Grandma’s applesauce which I can every year and there is maple syrup in the glaze. This recipe just shouts Fall, Fall, … Continue reading

Fiery Sriracha Oyster Crackers

We all like Sriracha Sauce or some kind of hot sauce, don’t we?  I sure do and this recipe is a perfect example of what “heat” can do to a cracker. This comes from the latest Martha Stewart Living magazine and looked  simple and a sure winner for a holiday snack this weekend. I mean … Continue reading

Sweet Potatoes with Maple-Horseradish Butter

My family always likes to try new recipes; right now everyone is on a “sweet potato” kick! This delightful dish comes from the Food Network Kitchen and graced a sister’s Easter table this year.  It was a big hit with the maple syrup butter sauce finished with a tbsp. of prepared horseradish.

Maple Chocolate Swirl Pie

It is not too far from spring when the sap will start flowing in the maple trees here in Michigan.   Michigan ranks 5th or 6th in the United States, depending on the year,  in the production of maple syrup with Vermont as number 1.  The Canadian Province of Quebec is by far the largest producer, … Continue reading

Breakfast Biscuits

Everyone in my family  enjoys fresh biscuits, especially for breakfast or brunch.  For dinner my mom use to fix us 4 kids these big biscuits using Bisquick and we would have them with butter and syrup.   I am sure there were times when something simple and inexpensive was in order for dinnertime. It is Fiesta Friday again with The … Continue reading

Sourdough Cinnamon-Apple French Toast

What a delicious light-textured yeast bread topped with apples, cinnamon and maple syrup.  There is no obvious sourdough flavor but I am sure the starter does add some depth to this great breakfast/brunch dish.  The crust has a crispy bottom and would make an excellent  pizza dough!  If used as a pizza cut the toppings … Continue reading

Chocolate Bacon Cupcakes with Maple Buttercream Frosting

This is my first post using my new primary domain, I bought a colorful theme which is bright and cheerful and a few months ago I also invested  in a fancy Nikon camera.  I needed a change after almost 2 years and 600 posts later. Originally, the site was for personal use to get all my recipes … Continue reading