Crispy, Golden Brown Fried Fish When I was a kid having fish on Fridays were a given.   My mom didn’t make Fish Tacos.  It was either hot dogs, fried fish or hamburgers on Friday.  This was mom’s break from cooking and as kids we loved it.  Her croakers were fried crispy and golden brown delicious. The meal was complete with coleslaw, a soft slice of bread […]

How to Bake a Fresh Pumpkin

Baking a Fresh Pumpkin Baking a fresh pumpkin for pumpkin puree will give you second thoughts about canned pumpkin.  You can use fresh pumpkin puree in pumpkin pies, pumpkin bread or pumpkin smoothies, basically in anything you desire.  I put warm pumpkin puree in a bowl topped it with butter, brown sugar and pumpkin pie spice and it was absolutely wonderful […]

Black Magic Cake

 Black Magic Chocolate Cake Chocolate Cake, to some the richer, the darker, the better.  To others just a little dab of chocolate will do ya.  This my friend is the richer the darker the better.  No secret that the quality of an ingredient can make all the difference. In this case the quality of  your chocolate can make this cake holla!  I know […]

Pumpkin Latte and Caramel Pound Cake

Pumpkin Latte, Caramel Pound Cake and The Book of Dreams. The combination of Pumpkin Latte and the Caramel Pound Cake flavors are quite satisfying.  It’s like the taste and smell of Autumn all in one bite.  I used Bobby Flays Pumpkin Latte Recipe.  Why spend big bucks when you can make this yummy syrup yourself.   You can use any pound cake […]

Orange Macarons and Creamy Lemon Curd

Delicate French Macarons Macarons (Macaroons) are an elegant treat.  Made in so many flavors and filled with delicious fillings.  The French Macaron is a beautiful cookie and highly associated with Paris.  They are available now in bakery shops all over.  Macarons can be a little temperamental when it comes to baking.  Made with egg whites, grounded almonds and confectioner’s sugar the right mixture, baking time and […]

Amazing Espresso Panna Cotta

 As we begin the fall season let’s get cozy with Panna Cotta (cooked cream).  It’s not exactly a pudding per say but a light custard.  Very pleasant on the taste buds.  The Espresso Panna Cotta texture is light, smooth and silky, not heavy or thick.  The espresso flavor is nice and gently sweetened, in fact some may find it’s not sweet enough.  Hence […]

Gourmet Sugar Cookies Decorated

Gourmet Sugar Cookies To set off a party or event Gourmet Sugar Cookies decorated are a hit.  They seem to bring the table setting , decor and food together.  Along with a beautiful cake or simply as a party favor they make any occasion special.   They take time to make and that justifies their cost.  It could take anywhere from 3 to 4 days.  […]