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…

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…

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…

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…

Sawtooth National Forest in Sun Valley

I couldn’t let it go unsaid how much I appreciated the area of Sun Valley.  The little towns of Ketchum, Sun Valley, Stanley, and Salmon make up a beautiful area.  I stumbled upon the well known Sawtooth Brewery and a symphony concert that evening at the colorful Sun Valley Inn and Lodge.  I could have…

Strawberry Scone Sunday

Strawberries n Cream Scones (with vanilla bean lavender sugar) 3 c flour 3/4 c sugar 1 T baking powder 1/2 t salt 10 T unsalted butter (chilled, chopped) 1 c heavy cream 3/4 c whole milk (or all heavy cream, if preferred) 1/2 t vanilla extract 1/2 t almond extract 1 heaping c strawberries (hulled…