Oatmeal Cream Pies (better than Little Debbie does it!)

I was back in Tulsa a few months back and saw an Oatmeal Cream Pie behind the glass at this little bakery in the Mother Road Market food hall.  I have been craving them since passing up the opportunity to partake in that chewy goodness I loved so much in my childhood.  Then I was…

Quick Pickled Pearl Onions

Quick Pickled Pearl Onions Ingredients: 8 ounces (about 18) assorted pearl onions, peeled and trimmed 1/2 cup water 1/2 cup white wine vinegar 3 tablespoons sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon black peppercorns (I prefer Tellicherry peppercorns) In a medium saucepan boil salted water, then add pearl onions to boil for 2 minutes.  Drain, rinse…

Suffice it to say…it’s been quite a summer

So I got married in June, 2018, after about 3 months of planning an at-home-wedding with about 60 guests.  It was a dream come true and turned out pretty perfectly. We turned our yard into a twinkly wonderland filled with candles, lights, lanterns, and flowers everywhere.  Some of the guys–with the help of my mother…

Fetching Bath, England

Bath, England- We were only here two nights, but we made the best of it starting with an elegant tea time in Bath at a spot called the Pump Room with live classical music, quite the experience.  This is the spot where the Romans once had their public baths for soaking and socializing (one still remains…

Salted butter chocolate chunk shortbread cookie kind of weekend

Cookie of the Year anyone? Salted Butter Chocolate Chunk Shortbread Cookies Although this first batch was delicious, it wasn’t the prettiest outcome.  Baking at high altitude can be a b*%$#, especially with a new cookie recipe, so I started to experiment. I increased the oven temperature to 365 and decreased the time, checking them around 10 minutes….

High Altitude Oatmeal Scotchies and Homemade Eggnog

Oatmeal Scotchies with Coconut at High Altitude 1 cup of unsalted butter, softened 1 cup brown sugar 1/3 cup sugar 2 large eggs 2 tsp. vanilla 1 & 3/4 cups all purpose flour 1 tsp. baking soda 1 tsp. cinnamon 1/2 tsp. salt 2.5 cups of quick oats 1/2 cup shredded coconut 1 bag of…

London

London is a lovely place.  We had the luxury of some local family members showing us around, so of course I had to see Nottinghill and went searching for the blue door near the historic book store.Like the treasure at the end of the rainbow, where is Hugh Grant now that I found the blue…

Pumpkin season for one more month…

The traditional Thanksgiving pumpkin roll couldn’t wait. I had the urge to make the pumpkin roll early this year, but this time I wasn’t sure it would turn out right. My normal recipe had to be modified to adjust for 7,400 ft of elevation for successful high altitude baking results. I am learning that baking…

Gluten AND Sugar Free Chocolate Zucchini Bread

I have always enjoyed zucchini bread but never thought to make my own until I worked at the farmers’ market the past two weeks and had so much zucchini I had to think of some different ways to prepare it. I also have been trying to eat less sugar and gluten, so I came up…