Farmer’s Market Finds: Sour Cream Blueberry Pie

Those blueberries are still at the Farmer’s Market this weekend.  I know so, because  I still have plenty of berries to pick from my late-ripening bushes.  I never would have considered blueberry picking strenuous exercise, but, sometimes, the heat really gets … Continue reading

Farmer’s Market Finds: Fresh Strawberry Muffins

Here’s what’s left of one of the last flats of the strawberry season in Louisiana for 2013: What to do with these beauties? The list is endless…. Salad with goat cheese and balsamic vinegar/glaze… smoothie… yogurt and granola… strawberry shortcake… … Continue reading

Dutch Baby, aka German Pancakes

An easy and delicious treat for breakfast or an afternoon snack. It’s also an easy way to impress your kids.  The high heat of the preheated skillet and the oven causes the pancake to rise so high, similar to a … Continue reading

Cherry Orange Scones, using the Cook’s Ill. scone method

Ready for a cup of coffee!

Several years ago, Cook’s Illustrated published a great recipe for making light and tender scones.  The secret is all  in the technique, more so than in the ingredients.  Grated frozen butter eliminates the need to overwork the dough, which is … Continue reading