Well it is time to announce the winners of the Southern Cornbread Blog Party.  We tasted 4 recipes for Southern Cornbread.  Of course, we...

Adapted from a Food Network Magazine recipe This cornbread is second from the left in the photo. Ingredients 1 1/2 cups yellow cornmeal 1/4 cup flour 2 Tbsp sugar 1...

Adapted from a Test Kitchen recipe This cornbread is shown on the right in the photo.  It was cooked in a buttered dish, but it...

Adapted from a FineCooking.com Recipe In the photo, this cornbread is shown second from the right in the cast iron skillet. Ingredients 1 3/4 cups yellow cornmeal 1/2 cup...

The Southern Cornbread Blog Party was a big success.  We asked our guests to bring their favorite dishes that go with cornbread.  That resulted...

It is time for the next blog party---Monday, October 21, 2013!   I had originally planned for this party to feature homemade pasta, but with fall...

For a detailed explanation of my experiment with this recipe click here.  This recipe was adapted from a recipe by Giada on FoodNetwork. ...

I was watching Giada on Food Network recently and saw her recipe for "Sweet Basil and Blackberry Jam."  It looked delicious and sounded intriguing,...

On a recent trip to New York, I had the opportunity to dine at Beccco (lunch), Mesa Grill (dinner), and Butter (dinner). (See other...

As you may have read in my post on Mesa Grill, I was in New York City recently and was excited when I realized...

I was in New York City recently and was excited when I realized that it was Restaurant Week in Manhattan!  What a great surprise.  I...

For a detailed description and pictures of the test bake, see the Cooking Blog Ingredients 1 cup plus 2 Tbsp. all-purpose flour 1/4 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp...

Time for a test bake where I actually measure all the ingredients in my chocolate chip cookie recipe!  (For the detailed recipe, see the Recipe...

You may remember that I previously explained that the only family recipe that we have always treated as a secret is Mom's recipe for...

My husband ("J") and I have been on a search for great tempura.  We are looking for yummy veggies and shrimp lightly coated with a crispy batter...

Ingredients 1 cup + 1 Tbsp all-purpose flour 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/4 cup to 1/3 cup water 1 Tbsp Olive Oil 1 Tbsp honey 1/4 tsp salt Instructions Place a pizza stone...

Filling Ingredients 3/4 cup sugar 3/4 cup all-purpose flour 1/4 teaspoon salt 3 cups milk (whole milk adds to the richness of this pie, but it works fine with lowfat or...

Ingredients 12 oz. can frozen limeade 2 oz. fresh squeezed lime juice 6 oz. tequila 3 oz. triple sec 18 oz. water (or ice cubes for frozen margaritas). 2 lemons, cut into 3/4 inch...

Who doesn't love summer stone fruits like plums, apricots, and peaches?  Now you can even get delicious hybrids, such as plumcots. Plumcots were apparently developed by...

Filling Ingredients 4-6 plums or plumcots, quartered 4-6 apricots, quartered 2 Tbsp sugar (adjust according to sweetness of fruit) plus more for sprinking 1/4 tsp cinnamon 1 Tbsp brandy Crust Ingredients 1...