Persimmon Cookies

Every fall, when the persimmons ripen I have to make persimmon cookies. They just speak fall to me. This particular recipe was given to my family by family friends when I was in kindergarten. So we’ve been in possession of this recipe for just about forty years now. A hearty shout out and a giant…

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread

Well it’s officially fall and as my friends say it’s PS season (for anyone that doesn’t speak fall crazed, that’s “pumpkin spice”). There are so many ways to incorporate pumpkin into the foods cooked in the kitchen. Take this recipe for chocolate chip pumpkin bread – I just discovered this one and will certainly be…

Avocado Pie

First off this is not a savory dish. This is 100% dessert – luxury dessert. Avocado pie is easy to make and if you like me LOVE avocado you’ll kick yourself for not making it sooner. I’m from California, it would seem like a sin to not love avocados. Mixing them into a sweet pie,…

Edible Halloween Cake SS Gothtober

I used to do the publicity for Gothtober.com, and have even participated a few times. I made this edible Halloween cake SS Gothtober for the 2007 year’s theme. It’s just a basic cake that I doctored up with a combination of light blue icing and blue colored jello. NOTE:  if you aren’t planning on serving…

Cookies for Breakfast

Cookies for breakfast you ask? YES!! Breakfast Cookie – I couldn’t even wait for these to cool. Good. Very good. BREAKFAST COOKIE ½ cup non-dairy butter 1 cup peanut butter 1 1/3 cup packed light brown sugar 2 tsp vanilla 2 eggs 1/3 cup water 1 cup white flour 1 cup wheat flour 2 cup…

Edible Skeleton Bones for Halloween

Over the years I’ve participated in many Halloween themed parties and blog linkups. I’ve amassed a nice collection of recipes and thought it was time that I share them with you. These edible skeleton bones for Halloween are a crowd pleaser. I hope you and your family enjoy these as much as my family does!…

Dairy Free Italian Fried Dough

Fried Dough – do I have your attention? How about now? Dairy Free Italian Fried Dough. Yes, no? NO??? Just kidding? Stop it! Yummmmmmmm. After I’d tried this out a few times I made it for my mother. She said they tasted exactly how her Grandma used to make it. Total score for me. If…

Pineapple-Coconut Muffins

When we had our café I purchased a book 1 Mix 100 Muffins – you know the series. They have 1 Mix books for everything – pizzas, muffins, cupcakes, etc. Well I decided to play around with one from that book and came up with these Pineapple-Coconut Muffins. These muffins are yummy and so easy…

Easy Homemade Slice & Bake Cookies

I got a wild hair the other day and decided to try my hand at homemade slice & bake cookies. Brilliant, right? Totally – and a HUGE mom win. Not to mention this is EASY! So, to do this, I took the basic Toll House Cookie recipe (on the back of the chip package) and…

Easy Holiday Cupcakes

Happy 4th of July. What says summer holiday better than these easy holiday cupcakes? As I’ve said before you don’t have to go overboard to have fun holiday food. These easy holiday cupcakes were my go-to for years when my daughter, now 11, was little. Don’t be afraid of using a short cut way, and…

Lawn Mower Cupcakes

I thought these adorable lawn mower cupcakes are a cute idea to wish your favorite dad a happy father’s day. The kiddo and I made these a few years ago, sorry I don’t remember what magazine I found the idea. These are so sweet I just had to pull them from the archives. See for…

Grilled Stone Fruit Tart

With stone fruit freshness just around the corner I thought I’d share another flash back recipe with you.  This was a favorite at winery summer cooking demos and I don’t mind sharing these ones as we created it just for demoing. Happy cooking. Don’t forget you can purchase my cookbook through the shop on sloCooking….

Blanc Biscotti

Do you ever find yourself with one cup of left over white wine? No?!? I’m the only one? Well just pretend you do, and you decide to cook with it. My recipe for Blanc Biscotti is easy and fun. Not to mention everyone will go crazy for how tasty these little bites. I came up…

I Made Irish Soda Bread

I’ve never attempted Irish Soda Bread, though the hubs has made it a few times for wine dinners. As much as I love eating carbs, I am coming to the conclusion that I am not much of a lover of making yeast dough. It isn’t that they’re hard. I think it’s just a matter of…

Irish Apple Crumble

Tipping the hat to the Irish again today with this recipe I found for Irish Apple Crumble. In testing out a new recipe I always cut it in half because I’m never sure exactly what’s going to happen and there’s nothing worse than wasting ingredients on a bad recipe. However this was a HUGE hit…