Tag: Baking

Foodie Friday: Simple Scones

I love to bake anyway and having all this extra time has been fun adventure for my baking skills. This last week I decided to try my hand at making scones. They ended up being much simpler than I expected them to be and I can’t wait to attempt some varieties with my next batch,

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A Birthday Under Quarantine

We aren’t actually under quarantine but we are under a shelter-in-place order. Wednesday was my birthday and it was an odd one, not only because we couldn’t go anywhere but because everyone asked what I was going to be doing since I couldn’t go out. In preparation for being stuck at home I bought a

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Thinking Back to Italy

Italy Inspired

I haven’t posted about Italy in a long while but I have been craving some risotto lately and decide to make some this weekend along with some herbed focaccia bread. I bought so many fresh herbs and I love it when my house smells like warm bread! What recipes help you remember wonderful adventures? Happy

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Christmas Chocolate Chip Pistachio Cookies

We had a Christmas Cookie contest at work. Unfortunately, I did not win but I did come up with a tasty variation on some of my favorite cookies: Chocolate Chip Pistachio garnished with crushed Peppermint. This is a fun and fairly simple change to give an easy recipe a little holiday flair! See the original

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Foodie Friday: Pumpkin Puree and Roasted Seeds

Despite not feeling like fall here in Texas the autumn, equinox has passed and I decided it was time to make pumpkin bread. I already had everything I needed at home except the pumpkin puree. The grocery store on a Sunday afternoon was chaos and part of it was being worked on and I couldn’t

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Foodie Friday: Strawberry-Basil Meringue

I recently made Lemon Balm-Blackberry Meringue and they are fantastic, like biting into a cloud but I wanted to try some other flavor combinations. I have a couple of basil plants growing like crazy and decided that the next version to try was Strawberry-Basil. The flavors go great together already and were wonderful combined in

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Foodie Friday: Lemon Balm-Blackberry Meringue

Last weekend I had enough people over to cook some recipes that make more than Keltin and I should each normally. For dinner I made Coq Au Vin Blanc (from this post) and it turned out fantastic but for dessert I wanted something lighter. Thus I decided to try my hand at a meringue based

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Green Tea Honeysuckle Cake

As Easter is this weekend I thought i would share what I am making for our family lunch: Matcha Honeysuckle Bundt Cake. I’ve made this recipe once before – at the wrong time of year – and I’m excited to share this bright and delicious cake with my family! See the recipe here: https://mcgeetraveltales.com/2017/12/15/foodie-friday-green-tea-honeysuckle-bundt-cake/

Foodie Friday: Chocolate Chip Pistachio Cookies

This recipe is a favorite of mine mainly because whenever I make these cookies most people love them. This recipe is originally from a baking box called Sweetbake. As always I’ve messed with the recipe a bit to what I’m going to show you today.  2 1/4 C. Flour 1 Tsp. Baking Soda 1 Tsp. Salt

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