Jamie & JB’s Braised Chicken in Milk

I have so many noteworthy Guest Chef recipes that I simply need to extend the offerings in this category to a 2 week period. I have a few fresh recipes from new guest chef’s on the agenda as well. So many incredible culinary contributions-so little time! Please Note: I’ve been experiencing technical difficulties with my reader…

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Glazed Cinnamon Sugar Donut Muffins

  Cinnamon sugar donuts in the form of a muffin! Really, these taste just like cinnamon cake donuts drizzled with vanilla glaze! While they are not calorie free they are low in fat, but are in no way lacking in flavor. Perfect in the early morning with your favorite cup of steaming coffee, in the afternoon…

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Grilled Chicken Berry Salad with Glazed Pecans

I’ve been making these salads for years and have tried many variations. Yet, to me, this is the ultimate combination of sweet and savory with just a kiss of salty notes. This is a superb, summertime fruit salad which satisfies all of your cravings. I use berries, predominantly, but the list of fruits are endless…

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Strawberry Cinnamon “Pop Tarts” or Hand Pies

My first pie recipe is a little unconventional, but are still ‘pies’ in every sense of the word. These tender, flaky pastries are unlike the cardboard-like styles you will find in your grocer’s cereal section. They are a perfect after school or night time snack as well. While these homemade, sparkling hand pies resemble those…

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Amish Baked Apple Cinnamon Raisin Oatmeal with Toasted Pecans

Baked oatmeal is a traditional, comforting Amish breakfast casserole served warm or at room temperature with copious amounts of cream or milk. Unlike regular oatmeal; made on the stove-top or microwave which has a porridge-like consistency, baked oatmeal is made in the oven and in many ways is similar to bread pudding. There are never-ending…

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Stroopwafels: Buttery Caramely Dutch Cookie Heaven

These are technically not pancakes, but are in the waffle family. So I found them to be a fitting addition to National Pancake Week. Not to mention that I adore them and needed some to fill up my cookie jar.  Stroopwafels (Translation: syrup waffles) are thin Dutch waffles with a buttery syrup filling. They were…

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Pumpkin Spice Pancakes with Cinnamon Infused Maple Syrup

I posted this delectable recipe last fall, but in the light of pancake week, decided to give an encore performance. During the fall season we find pumpkin in everything from pies, cookies, casseroles, soufflés and even hot steamy beverages. Since pumpkins are mostly available any time of year, these noteworthy golden circles of wonder can…

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Guest Chef Wednesday! Mamul by Lynn from Lynz Real Cooking!

Mamul is a baking masterpiece offered by my dear friend Lynn of LynzRealCooking. She’s an amazing women with extreme diverse culinary talents whom I hold in high regard and close to my heart. Please check out her blog–it’s nothing short of incredible! Lynn says, “Mamul is a traditional Middle Eastern cookie that is made for the Eid…

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The Magical Properties of Herbs & Spices: The Mysterious & Prosperous 6

We’ve devoted a post to foods that boost  good luck and fortune for the New Year. Even an appetizer recipe as a formula for good luck , but what about herbs and spices?  Ancient Pharaohs laid in their final resting places filled with spices of various kinds blended by the perfumers’ art.  Plumes of ritualistic, burning…

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