#Project52 – Easter

The First day of Spring was last Sunday, Easter is coming up this Sunday, and you can certainly tell around here. Flowers and bright colors are everywhere. I’ve discovered that there is Vinca minor ‘La Grave’ (a.k.a. Bowles Blue) planted along most of the house. It’s blooming beautifully right now. We also have flowering bush, Read More …

Fair Foods

It’s getting close to fair time again here.  That means it’s time for me to decide what types of foods I’m going to make for open class at the Gibson County Fair.  There hasn’t been a year that I’ve not exhibitied something there. Last year I made holiday themed candy corn cookies – similar to Read More …

Candied Citrus Slices

This recipe for candied citrus slices comes from the 1985 edition of Martha Stewart’s Pies and Tarts.  They are super great frozen and set in the rim of your lemonade glass.  The book also states that you can use cirtus peels, instead of slices, by using a zester to remove the peels in thin sections. Read More …

Glazed Pecans

Ingredients: 2 tablespoons butter 2 tablespoons packed dark brown sugar 2 tablespoons maple syrup 2 cups pecan halves Instructions: Heat oven to 350 F.  Line cookie sheet with parchment paper.  In 12-inch skillet, melt butter over medium heat.  Add brown sugar and syrup; mix well.  Cook until bubbly, stirring constantly. Add pecans; cook 2 to Read More …