Chocolate Cake (with coffee) – A moist, delicious chocolate cake

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I LOVE chocolate,  AND  I also LOVE coffee.  You can omit the coffee if you prefer.  I use decaf coffee in the cake since it is usually eaten… Read More »

Basic Quinoa

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Quinoa has a bitter outer shell, and unless it has already been pre-rinsed, you need to soak it in water for 20 minutes, drain, and rinse.  I prefer… Read More »

Ham – Cooked to taste more like “country ham”

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You can eat precooked hams right out of the package.  However, cooking them a certain way gives them way more flavor.  I don’t like to add anything sweet… Read More »

Lofty Buttermilk Pancakes – My Favorite!

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These are my favorite everyday pancakes.  Crispy on the outside and soft on the inside.  You can add apples or blueberries.  Quick to prepare and delicious.  Remember to… Read More »

Cornbread in Cast Iron Skillet – Delicious!

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I think the best part of cornbread is the crust, and baking it in a heated cast iron skillet gives you plenty of delicious crust. This recipe uses… Read More »

Nutella Espresso Mousse – Only 3 Ingredients!

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If you are looking for something chocolate and easy to make, try this mousse from Michael Simon. 1 c. heavy cream, very cold 1/2 to 1 t. instant… Read More »

Brownies – Perfect in Every Way

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Believe me, this is the elusive, perfect  brownie.  It is fudgy, chewy, and has a bold chocolate flavor.  I tried so many recipes, and finally hit the jackpot. … Read More »

Baby Carrots with Greek Seasonings

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This is a very savory dish that makes a great side with rice pilaf.  Super easy to make. 2 lbs. baby carrots 2 c. water 2 c. beef… Read More »

Butter Dip Biscuits – Unbelievably good and super easy!

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You can call them biscuit nirvana or “crack” biscuits.  Either way, they will be among the best biscuits you will ever eat!  But you must serve them right… Read More »

Chicken and Broccoli Stir Fry – Way better than take-out!

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Chicken and broccoli is my favorite Chinese takeout.  And this recipe is even better! 4 T. soy sauce 2 T. orange juice 2 T. light brown sugar 2… Read More »