Pie Crust Phobia

Yes, it’s true. In my entire life, I’ve only attempted to make a pie crust twice. Call it pie crust phobia if you will – but I’m scared to death of making a pie – fearful that the crust will be tough or too thick or thin, or…..whatever… My Grandmom made terrific pies. She had … Continue reading

A “Retro” Casserole !!

It’s been a long, cold winter for those of us on the East Coast – with Central Virginia getting more than its share of snow. Last night, with the threat of the Polar Vortex closing in on us once again, bringing chilling temps, I felt the need for some good ole comfort food – you … Continue reading

Halloween Cookie Pops

Had some fun yesterday at the Farmville Area Farm Market ! We only have a couple of market days left before Halloween, so I decided to jump in early to start the fun by turning sugar cookie rounds into cookie pops! I started by flooding royal icing onto the cookies and let it harden overnight. … Continue reading

Two Squash Curried Coconut Soup

After baking some cookies the other day, I was left with some pumpkin puree….and I had a butternut squash from the farm market… what to do? Two Squash Curried Coconut Soup (4 generous servings) 1/2 can pumpkin puree 1 butternut squash, peeled, seeded and cut into chunks 1 onion, chopped 1 red pepper, chopped 2 … Continue reading

Stacked Cookies

I haven’t made decorated sugar cookies for the Farm Market for a while now. I’ve got some baking right now for the market tomorrow. I’ve got it in my head to make stacked cookies – I’ll tier them up as two stacked cookies and as two of two sized cookies and see how it goes!! … Continue reading

Roasted Veggies and Couscous Medley

My hubby’s work picnic was held a few days ago – it’s always fun, but this year we had such a nice time! This is our third year in attendance and we’ve gotten to know just about everyone, including the spouses and kids. This year, there were a number of new faces in the crowd … Continue reading

Reviving a Summer Tradition

When I was much younger, I could always count on one family tradition as summer came to a close – my grandmother would always make a dinner of fresh corn on the cob and apple dumplings. The corn was sweet and juicy and the apples were always Summer Rambos. Not understanding (or caring) about seasonality … Continue reading