Easy Lemon Tarts

Easy Lemon Tarts

Easy Lemon Tarts are sure to bring a smile to those who eat one! Perfect for a brunch or afternoon tea party, or simply as a finger food dessert.  This recipe is so easy to make, whether you use canned or boxed lemon pie filling …

Glazed Lemon Madeleines

Glazed Lemon Madeleines

Glazed Lemon Madeleines are simply delightful to serve at your next tea party or possibly a Mother’s Day Brunch. Small bite-sized sponge cakes topped with a zesty lemon glaze. They’re adorable. Sweet. And delicious. Some people refer to these sweets as cookies, but rather they …

Creme Brulee with Espresso

Creme Brulee with Espresso

Creme Brulee with Espresso is an amazing dessert to serve your most honored guests. Creamy vanilla custard with the tiniest hint of coffee and a caramelized brittle topping that you must break through with a spoon. Simply divine!  I’ve been wanting to make this dessert …

Elk Wellington with Madeira Sauce

Elk Wellington with Madeira Sauce

Want to wow your dinner party guests with a meal fit for a king? This Elk Wellington with Madeira Sauce is the perfect choice. Start with a pan-seared elk tenderloin fillet, brushed with Dijon mustard, cloaked in mushroom Duxelles and prosciutto, and then wrapped in …

Baked Chicken Cordon Bleu

Baked Chicken Cordon Bleu

Baked Chicken Cordon Bleu is an easy, yet elegant recipe for a special dinner. Tender and lightly seasoned chicken breasts rolled up in ham and oozing Swiss cheese baked in a golden brown crust. It’s so good. Your family or guests will think you’ve slaved …

Sourdough Puff Pastry

Sourdough Puff Pastry

Sourdough Puff Pastry is a great way to use your sourdough discard, and puff pastry can be used in so many ways. For tarts, toppings for pot pies, to make appetizers, or even the covering for Beef Wellington. I’ve been using my sourdough starter for …

Beef Bourguignon – French Beef Stew

Beef Bourguignon – French Beef Stew

Here’s my take on Julia Child’s recipe for Beef Bourguignon – French Beef Stew. It’s so delicious. Don’t be intimidated by the long list of ingredients and instructions. It’s worth the effort and is the perfect way to spend a Saturday or Sunday afternoon! I …

Asparagus with Mushroom Cream Sauce

Asparagus with Mushroom Cream Sauce

I like to serve Asparagus with Mushroom Cream Sauce for special meals, such as with Chicken Cordon Bleu. A creamy dill sauce with mushrooms and garlic, served over steamed asparagus and julienned carrots. It really adds a special “wow-factor” or je ne sais quoi to the …

Chocolate Chip Cheesecake

Chocolate Chip Cheesecake

Chocolate Chip Cheesecake is the perfect choice when you’re craving a little chocolate, but your other half wants a plain cheesecake. The crust really puts this cheesecake over the top with its combination of vanilla wafers, coconut flakes, and pecans. It’s really quite delicious.   …

Sourdough Chocolate Croissants

Sourdough Chocolate Croissants

These Sourdough Chocolate Croissants (aka pain au chocolat) are out-of-this-world delicious, bakery-style beautiful, and simply wonderful. They are so flaky, they fall apart at the touch. Lots of buttery layers. With chunks of yummy dark chocolate tucked inside the center that leaves you licking your …