Cranberry Orange Scones with Orange Glaze

There was a coffee shop in Toledo that had these lemon blueberry scones that I often day dream about when I am reaching for my afternoon coffee and craving a bit of sugar = the ultimate cure for the mid-day slump that would be better cured with a cat nap…but since curling up in a fetal position underContinue reading “Cranberry Orange Scones with Orange Glaze”

Cherry Chocolate Banana Bread

I don’t like banana things.  I like bananas…I take that back, I love actual, real life, peel and eat, yellow … and let’s be clear on the yellow…darkish yellow, not the new yellow that leads one to believe it was green just moments ago… they must be, ya know, perfectly ripe bananas.  I just detestContinue reading “Cherry Chocolate Banana Bread”

Raspberry Jam Bars

  I love Ina Garten. This post might as well be called ‘ an ode to Ina”. I adore everything about her….even her button down shirts – that are tailored made just for her (why do I know this?) – with the popped collar – which makes me think of spring break and the cruiseContinue reading “Raspberry Jam Bars”

Cranberry Orange Walnut Bread

Wowza… What a whirlwind of a few days.  Am I right?  Holidays always leave me feeling like I just ran 20 million 100m sprints and all I can do is stand with my hands on my knees gasping for breath…when I know that if I stand with my hands behind my head, that air willContinue reading “Cranberry Orange Walnut Bread”

Polenta w/ Gorgonzola, Toasted Walnuts, & Honey

I had this for dinner and seriously contemplating eating the leftovers for breakfast. And by seriously contemplating…I mean I am dead set on it.  It’ll be good at 5am, right?  No?  Maybe? Wait, what?!?  Gorgonzola cheese is not your cup of tea before noon?  Hmm….Fine. I understand.  My stomach is weird.  I can eat anythingContinue reading “Polenta w/ Gorgonzola, Toasted Walnuts, & Honey”

Blueberry Lemon Dutch Baby and a Guest Post on A Culinary Journey with Chef Dennis.

Here we are, right on the verge of the unofficially last official weekend of the summer.  A final weekend to head to the beach, the neighbor hood pool, or maybe one final barbeque bash to sign off the summer.  Maybe some of you have already escaped for this weekend, stretching a three day weekend intoContinue reading “Blueberry Lemon Dutch Baby and a Guest Post on A Culinary Journey with Chef Dennis.”

Peach Butter Breakfast Rolls

I need to open a bed and breakfast.  Or work in one.  Or live near one.  Or run one.  Some how or some way, a bed and breakfast needs to enter my life. Have I watched too many episodes of the Gilmore Girls?  Probably.  With out a doubt.  Because I also have a romantic notionContinue reading “Peach Butter Breakfast Rolls”