Monday, March 23, 2009

A Little Love

I HAVE FOUND IT! Well, actually I made this, but what I found is my signature dish! This is it! I'm calling it "A Little Love". It's called that, because you can just put a little of this delicous sweet spread on something, and you're going to be in love!

You can use it on a warm roll, or a piece of toast, or add on a cinnamon roll.

It's better than butter! It's a little love.

Watch for it soon on sale at

So the recipe will be my secret recipe.

But I will tell you this.

It is made with love.

I hope you all enjoy, and have a little love!


Saturday, March 21, 2009

Pear Cobbler

If you have a pear tree that's dropping pears faster than you and your neighbors can eat them, make this recipe. It's soooo good warm with some ice cream or better yet, I served it with some warm coconut cream and drizzled it on top.


  • 8 pears, cored and sliced

  • 1 1/2 cups sugar

  • 1 stick butter

  • 3 eggs

  • 1/2 cup water

  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil

  • 1 cup flour


Layer the pears in a glass or ceramic pan
Stir together the sugar, butter and eggs
Then add in water and oil
Finally stir in the flour
Pour this mixture all over the layered pears
Bake at 350 until brown, and a little crisp, about 40 minutes

Baking is easy as pie, well, in this case, easy as pear cobbler, :)


Thursday, March 19, 2009

Soft Shortbread cookies

Usually shortbread is so hard, I like this recipe because the shortbread comes out nice and soft. The secret is not to overbake it. If you like things soft, always underbake it, that's why Mrs. Field's was so successful. I like it this way.

- 1 cup cold butter, cubed
- 2 cups flour
- 1/2 cup sugar
- salt
- 1 tbsp cold water
- 1 tsp vanilla

Mix the ingredients together
Knead with your hands
Cover in saran wrap
Put in fridge for 1 hour
Take out of fridge
Roll out with rolling pin
Cut whatever shape you want
Bake 325 for 15 minutes

After cools down, spread filling like an oreo, and create a shortbread sandwich!
(I used my apple strudel filling. Note that this is used in so many of my recipes. You can make a batch, and put it in the freezer, and just take out what you need and use in countless dishes)

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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Crunchy Croutons

Croutons are probably the most basic, common, simplest leftover anyone can do. DON'T THROW AWAY THE OLD BREAD. Yes, it might be a little harder than you like. That's fine, it's time for croutons.

Cut into cubes, drizzle with olive oil, add some garlic salt and toast in a baking tray in an oven for a few minutes or even your toaster oven. You can now save for days in a zip loc bag and serve them on your favorite salad.

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Sunday, March 15, 2009

Fennel Salad

Salads can be scrumptious, and in fact be a whole meal. This fennel capsicum salad is healthy, delicious and will seem truly gourmet to whoever you serve it to.

  • 1 Bell Pepper (Capsicum)
  • 1 Fennel
  • 6 Cherry tomatos
  • 1 Avocado
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed peanuts
  • 1/4 orange, slices
  • 3 tbsp orange juice
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp honey mustard bourbon sauce

Simply chop the solid ingredients above, add the orange juice, slices, salts, and a honey mustard bourbon sauce (can even find this in Safeway), serve and enjoy!


Friday, March 13, 2009

Coffee Cake with Apple Strudel Topping

My tip here is if you don't have sour cream, DON'T RUN TO THE STORE. If a recipe calls for sour cream, simply add some vinegar to some milk, and stir until it curdles. Then add it to the recipe, and you have just added sour cream. Here I used for a coffee cake I made, and added my apple strudel recipe on top.

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