Back to Baking

I finally made that Buttermilk Pound Cake that I previously blogged about wanting to make over a month or two ago. Turned out pretty scrumptious according to my guinea pig that will eat almost anything. I certainly enjoyed it as well! Cyrus and I handpicked the beautiful berry garnish of raspberries and strawberries at the…

Refreshing Cyrus Salad

1 bag of dry broccoli cole slaw mix 2 Avocados, sliced and chopped 1-2 containers of Feta cheese, crumbled 1 bag Bella Sun Luci Sun Dried Julienne Cut Tomatoes 1 bag Toasted almond slices- I use “Almond Accents”, honey roasted or Parmesan garlic Lighthouse poppyseed dressing, tall bottle, to taste (not the shorter jar like…

4th of July- day of celebration and relaxation

Berry Lemonade Juice of three large lemons 1/2 c Splenda 1/2 pitcher filled with warm water After sugar dissolves then fill the rest of pitcher up with ice and water Add your favorite berries for extra color, flavor, and indulgence Raspberry Blueberry Shortcake Two shortcakes or angel food cake Haagan daz white chocolate raspberry truffle…

Nine mile round trip hike…

…to picnic at Snyder Lake in Glacier on this miniature rock island was definitely well worth our Saturday.  Cyrus accidentally kicked our picnic trash into the water while trying to swat off mozzies, so he had to go wading in the cooold water to catch it and keep from littering.  Minus the aggressive mozzies, it…

Butter Beans and Chocolate Malt Lunch

Butter Beans (Lima) Soak the bag (1lb.) of beans 6-8 hours, then rinse and drain Add about 6 cups of water and beans to a large pot 1 T butter salt (easy with salt since bouillon contains a lot) and pepper 1 T chives 1-2 T dried onions 4 chicken bouillon cubes 1 t oil…

Notte italiana

Tonight we had chicken parmigiana; farfalline pasta with a tomato, onion, garlic, basil, mushroom sauce; rocket basil salad; and brownies for dinner

Forecast: Cold and rainy in Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Equals lazy day of watching movies—including “The Great Outdoors” and “RV”(appropriate, right?!)—and reading after enjoying a delicious crêpe brunch The Perfect Whipped Cream 1.5 c heavy whipping cream 2-3 T confectioners sugar 1 t vanilla extract Whip the cream in chilled bowl with chilled beaters until it thickens. Then add the powdered sugar and vanilla,…

Oh là là…what a beautiful AND tasty Strawberry Tart!

Strawberry Tart Recipe 1 1/4 c. flour 1/2 c. butter, chopped 1/3 c. sugar, plus 1/4 c. for filling 8 oz. cream cheese 1-2 lbs. strawberries, hulled and halved (or sliced however you prefer) 1/4 cup jelly, warmed to a liquid (I used plum jelly for tartness, but you can use strawberry to match) 2…

Salute to my brother and Cassie!

Here we are at our new spot in charming little Spearfish for the week or so. Tonight we cracked open one of the good bottles to enjoy with our homemade pizza in honor of Brad and Cassie’s announcement today. They’re getting married!! I’m happy to know I’ll be gaining another lovely sister thanks to my…

My Mother’s Gift & Tarte à l’Oignon (Onion Tart)

Looks like a yummy tarte and a lot of other fabulous recipes on her blog! Susan Nye – Around the Table With Mothers’ Day approaching I’m feeling a little sentimental. I’ve been thinking about some of the gifts my mom has given me. Not the baby dolls or bicycles, the Fair Isle sweaters or even…