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January 25, 2016

Cheesy Cheddar Cornbread

Adding cheese to the all American quick bread creates a creamy texture that is otherwise missing. You can bake this in the traditional round cast iron skillet or a square baking pan.

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August 18, 2015

UT Baking Class continues

What fun we had baking amazing biscuits and cakes. You've heard the saying, "third time's the charm"... well this was no exception. This was the third baking class and each time the class participants did an amazing job.


Here are a few of the highlights from class.

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April 06, 2015

Baking 101 Cooking Class

In this creative hands on baking class the students learned how to bake the old fashioned way. We took my granny's basic biscuit recipe and turned it into cheese biscuits, sundried tomato biscuits, and even scones.


Then we took a Basic Cake recipe and created four different cakes just by adding a few ingredients like chocolate, nuts, apples and lemon.

Basic Cake with Vanilla Frosting
Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Grenache
Apple Spice Cake with Caramel Frosting
Lemon Cake with Lemon Glaze

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January 21, 2015

Corn Spoon Bread

So good and so easy to make; this recipe is a old time favorite. At my recent Glass Bazaar cooking class I was amazed to hear, "oh I haven't had spoon bread in ages" or "I love spoon bread, I used to eat it as a kid all the time."
Well that is proof enough for me. We need to get back to our roots.

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April 15, 2013

Sun-Dried Tomato Biscuits with Sage and Sausage Gravy

Sundried tomatoes are like tomatoes on steroids. They add rich flavor to every bite.

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March 27, 2013

Asiago Pepper Quick Bread

Quick breads use baking powder or soda as the leavening agent. Throw out old product and replace it about every 6 months to ensure it is still good. See my cooking tips for baking bread

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April 16, 2012

My grandmother’s Banana Nut Bread

This is one of those traditional recipes handed down through the generations that just keeps proving to be a favorite. I’ve had other banana bread recipes and many of the new more jazzy renditions are delicious but this recipe brings back special memories.

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Easy Drop Rolls

Take this simple 3 ingredient recipe and dress it up in many different ways just by adding a sprinkle of poppy seeds or sesame seeds. Or try adding a little cheese or bacon bits.

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June 08, 2010

Buttermilk Scones

Scones, a Scottish quick bread originally were made with oats and triangular shaped but today they come in just about any flavor and shape. They can be savory or sweet and are most often eaten for breakfast but don't worry you can have one of these anytime.
I especially like blueberry or cinnamon scones.

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