Preparing for Pumpkin Carving Party with Crusty Onion Popovers

I was looking for a recipe in the bread sections of some cookbooks when the words “Crusty Onion Popovers” caught my eye. My daughter likes onion and when I find a recipe featuring them, I might have a go, and so I did. The recipe included onion salt, which I omitted, and I substituted a … More Preparing for Pumpkin Carving Party with Crusty Onion Popovers

Fried Biscuit Raspberry Shortcake, and Romance of Fall in One Photo

A chilly morning yesterday along with Sunday Formula 1 from the Circuit of the Americas in Austin and a Seattle Seahawks game on telly meant turn on the oven and bake some more of those super fast, now-they’re-my-favorite-because-they’re-healthier-AND-fluffy buttermilk biscuits.* I shared three, ate one and refrigerated two. Today I lightly buttered one, put it … More Fried Biscuit Raspberry Shortcake, and Romance of Fall in One Photo

Fresh Cranberries! Time for Ben & Birdy’s Upside-Down Cake

Oh boy! There they were on display in a heap of bags at the Grocery Outlet today, and at a bargain $1.99 each, three bags of cranberries made it into the cart, one for this cake and two for something else. I’ve been waiting to try Ben & Birdy’s Cranberry Upside-Down Cake every since my … More Fresh Cranberries! Time for Ben & Birdy’s Upside-Down Cake

Celebrate Fall? Baked Jonagolds with Caramel Rum Ice Cream

I was gifted with a piano tuning and some hand-picked, organic, Mount Vernon-grown Jonagold apples. There’s nothing quite as pleasant on a rainy fall day as a warm house with the aroma of something delicious baking in the oven. Those three points are related. Today, while raking up another huge pile of those autumn leaves … More Celebrate Fall? Baked Jonagolds with Caramel Rum Ice Cream

Super Fast Buttermilk Biscuits with Hard White Wheat Flour: my recipe

Waking up to a crispy Saturday morning and still no furnace, I popped the oven on to 425 degrees and decided it’s a good day for an experiment with a buttermilk biscuit made with half unbleached white and half whole grain flour. Since I had a gift of Bluebird Grain Farms Pasayten hard white flour … More Super Fast Buttermilk Biscuits with Hard White Wheat Flour: my recipe

Oatmeal Butterscotch Chews, Formula 1 & U.W. Huskies Football

Whipped up a fast batch of those low-fat, chewy cookies for an open house in a few minutes, then some DVR’d Formula 1 qualifying for the 5th to last race of the season and later, some Alabama and then University of Washington Huskies football. Add some colorful leaves and it’s a day. Love the leaves … More Oatmeal Butterscotch Chews, Formula 1 & U.W. Huskies Football

Happy Birthday, Cousin. Here’s the AliceMarie Lavender Trio

I like to make my own infused sugars for baked goods, but a kind lady gifted me with a bag of commercially produced lavender sugar and that meant find a use or two for it. It just so happened that my cousin — who sent me the bottles of Royal Velvet culinary lavender which led … More Happy Birthday, Cousin. Here’s the AliceMarie Lavender Trio