Fig Bruschetta

fig bruschetta

fig bruschetta

Fig bruschetta is a simple, delicious way to use fresh figs.  It is a great snack or appetizer. Fresh figs have a sweet taste and a soft texture.  They pair very nicely with ricotta cheese and a little balsamic glaze. Fresh figs are in season now so enjoy them while you can.  The season is short. Continue reading

Chocolate Cake made with Stout

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Chocolate Stout Cake

I just made this incredible chocolate cake made with stout.  The recipe is from the King Arthur Flour website.  It has Guinness in it and has a wonderful moist texture a rich chocolate flavor.  It is a big cake, very impressive great for a dinner party, birthday or Sunday dinner. I am publishing the recipe for you.  This is a great cake.  I am publishing my photo of the cake.  My family couldn’t get enough of it.  Continue reading

Peach Cobbler

peach cobbler

Fresh Baked Peach Cobbler

I like to cook and bake with what is in season.  Right now peaches are starting to come out on the farm stands and in the grocery stores.  Peach Cobbler is a favorite of my Mom’s so I had to bake this for her and bring it to her to enjoy.  It’s a little extra special because it is an old Pennsylvania Dutch recipe, although Mom is not from Pennsylvania Dutch Country, she is from Pennsylvania.  These flavors are just a little nostalgic for her.  It is not overly sweet and the crust is like the best cookie you ever want to taste.

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Homemade Barbecue Sauce

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Homemade Barbecue Sauce

Do you know how easy it is to make homemade barbecue sauce?  It is super simple.  You can make a large amount and have it on hand for at least a week without freezing it.  Or you can make it in small containers and freeze what you want and have some fresh on hand for whenever you need it.  It keeps for a week in the refrigerator.  I’m going to show you how easy it is.

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Crock Pot Chicken Cacciatore

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Homemade chicken cacciatore in the crock pot

Summer is hot! But you can still have some of your favorite foods without heating up the kitchen.  Crock Pot Chicken Cacciatore is one of those foods, easy to prepare, delicious and no heat in the kitchen suits me just fine on one of our 90 degree days.  Continue reading