Giant Cheesy Goldfish Crackers

I made these for a friend last week and was reminded of how fab they are.  Feel free to cut this savory, flavorful dough into any shape you please. These are the Goldfish of your dreams. Cheesy, buttery, smiling giant goldfish crackers.  Perfect for a special snack, as they are rich and addictively delicious for…

Honeynut Squash Frittata

I developed this rich, tasty frittata to highlight the tender texture and sweet flesh of the Honeynut Squash  I grew from seed at a friend’s property.   This is a great way to explore the special flavor of this squash, and is an easy and fast main dish. Winter Squash are both amazingly beautiful and delicious.  …

Pumpkin Pancakes

Winter squash are perfect right now. Reposting this fab recipe. Enjoy! Warm, fluffy, moist, lightly spiced, pumpkin pancakes.  They’re just right to get you started on a Fall morning.  Or, for a fun twist, try them for dinner one night. Pumpkin Pancakes 2 (10 oz) cups flour 3 TB brown sugar 1 1/2 tsp. baking…

All Butter Pie Pastry

I’ve been on a pie making tear this year.  Cakes were easy for me, but I wasn’t as adept at making delicious, consistently flaky, easy to work, all-butter pie pastry.   I knew what I wanted, but struggled to make it.  I’ve used many different recipes over the years but none were what I was looking…

Fresh Lemon Bars

Lemons are ripe here in California, and the trees in my neighborhood are loaded with beautiful, yellow gems.  Here’s a recipe for luscious, tangy-sweet lemon bars with a buttery crust.  Enjoy! Fresh Lemon Bars Makes 24 bars For the crust: 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature 2 cups (10 oz) flour 2 TB […]

Spiced Walnut Cookies

Deeply scented cookies have a crispy/chewy texture and the rich crunch of walnuts. (I’ve been on a spice tear after reading DUNE).  They are fast and easy to make and your kitchen will smell wonderful as they bake.  The key is the spice mixture:  heavy on cinnamon with three others to lend intrigue:  cayenne, allspice,…