Cheddar Apple Biscuits with Sage (High Altitude)

These biscuits are easy and amazing for any meal, but I served them for breakfast. I will definitely make them again so decided to share the recipe. Keep in mind that I live at high altitude, so the baking powder is needed in less quantity here. I added a tad more milk (as reflected below)…

Eating with my Little Lovebug

We made some roasted garlic beet hummus and homemade sourdough crackers to brighten up the cheese board and add a little touch of love Roasted Garlic Beet Hummus 1 head of garlic, roasted ahead with olive oil 1 can of chickpeas, drained 2 precooked red beets (cooked and peeled) 1 1/2 lemons, juiced + save…

Easy, Tasty, Healthy Brekkie

Roasted Red Peppers, Spinach, Feta, & Egg Scramble Eggs Milk (for whisking into eggs-optional) Roasted red peppers from jar to keep it simple (or oven roasted), chopped Fresh Spinach Feta, crumbled Salt Pepper Directions; Heat large skillet or pan on stove to low-medium heat. Whisk eggs with a few teaspoons milk. Pour eggs into pan…

Chocolate French Crullers with Raspberry Glaze

I received my subscription of Food & Wine magazine for the month of February and was inspired to make these after reading their Chocolate-Raspberry French Crullers with Fudge Glaze recipe. I tweaked it to my liking and was pleasantly surprised with the outcome. I live at an elevation of 7,700, so this recipe made double…

Milk Bread

When quarantine started over a year ago, I took up a new hobby: making and keeping up with sourdough. Here is one of my favorite sourdough recipes, but I will not take all the credit. I got it from This Old Gal. Hokkaido Milk Bread is the best sandwich bread ever! I also love to…

Liliane’s 1st Birthday!

I started thinking about Lil’s birthday theme quite a few months ago and nothing compared to a rainbow Unicorn theme with a touch of roses. A friend (that ended up having three boys) once told me she wanted to have a little girl JUST so she could throw a unicorn birthday party…so I HAD to…

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…

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…

Working from Home= more time for life’s little luxuries

One of the best things about working from home is not having to rush around to make time for the 40+ minute commute, so I get to make coffee and breaky instead!  I made some delicious banana blueberry muffins with strawberry butter–inspired by my home state’s The Pioneer Woman in one of her magazines–and a lovely…