Tag: recipes

Easy Peasy Apple Butter

Easy Peasy Apple Butter

Apple butter on the stove is a sure sign of full-throttle autumn activities around here. With boxes and bags of apples begging to be peeled, cored, chopped and cooked, apple cake, jam, jelly, sauce and butter can’t be too far behind.  The trouble with making […]

Apple Sesame Whole Wheat Waffles

Apple Sesame Whole Wheat Waffles

Apple Sesame Whole Wheat Waffles light up any morning! Since I showed off my vintage Griswold waffle iron in the last post, I felt it only appropriate to share the recipe that makes this little cast iron batter baker sing: apple sesame whole wheat waffles […]

Peach Sauce Sublime: Peaches Simmered in Wine

Peach Sauce Sublime: Peaches Simmered in Wine

There’s no denying I’m a man who likes to can, fruit especially. This time of year I’m directing a parade of pots and pans on my gas range, keeping track of jellying points, scorching mishaps, rapid boils and slow simmers. For me canning fruit is truly a triumph of […]

Cast Iron Cookery: Strawberry-Rhubarb Upside-Down Cake

Cast Iron Cookery: Strawberry-Rhubarb Upside-Down Cake

Like movies I could watch over and over again, or books I’m happy to revisit regularly, I rarely tire of certain seasonal recipes; in this case strawberry-rhubarb upside-down cake. Coming off a long winter and a dwindling larder, I’m eager to return to the garden for a few early […]

Peach Pie: How Do I Love Thee

Peach Pie: How Do I Love Thee

Slice of heaven… Peach pie how do I love thee, let me count the ways (With sincere apologies to Elizabeth Barrett Browning) I love thee to the depth and breadth and height of juicy fruit and tender crust. I love thee to the level of everyday’s […]

Frosting a Cookie That Takes the Cake

Frosting a Cookie That Takes the Cake

′Macaroon…schmack-a-roon, give me a graham cracker and butter cream frosting any day. One Great Cookie: Graham Cracker and Frosting When my mother made a birthday cake, she took it seriously (as did her kids). Layered and lovely, the cake bedecked and bedazzled a cake plate […]

Biscuits for Breakfast (Lunch and Dinner)

Biscuits for Breakfast (Lunch and Dinner)

Blissfully Basic (and Buttery) Biscuits Biscuits, biscuits, biscuits. Frontier food, nothing fancy, nothing fussy, as American as apple pie, this quick-bread staple of chuck wagons, truck stops and campsites everywhere is a magic mix of flour, milk, butter and leavening that is too delicious and […]

Sour Cream Raspberry Tart: Berry Dairy Delicious

Sour Cream Raspberry Tart: Berry Dairy Delicious

Buttery crust, creamy filling, berry goodness. Picture Perfect Summer Dessert Some of my favorite desserts are the least fussy. Who would argue that a bowl of berries and cream is not the perfect topper for a perfect summer day? (No one in this house, anyway.) […]

Jam Recipes: Five of My Favorites

Jam Recipes: Five of My Favorites

Jam recipes near and dear to my spoon… This time of year my pantry shelves buckle under the weight of stacked empty jam jars. They glistened under the light of the single bulb on the ceiling, and call to me, “Tom, Tom, get a move-on; […]

Shaker Lemon Pie Dressed as a Tart

Shaker Lemon Pie Dressed as a Tart

Better With Butter RecipeShaker Lemon Tart: A Star Is Born My favorite winter dessert (hands down) is Shaker Lemon Pie. Each bite is a pop of sweet-sour goo, chased by a chew or two of flaky rich crust, resilient rind and simple unadulterated flavors of […]