Oh these scones. They were a labor of love for me. I made them not once, not twice, but three times before I got them just right. The first time they were too dense and not sweet enough. The second time they were a touch dry and I overcooked them by about five minutes thanks to a pesky almost three year old who turned the oven dial up 25 degrees to 375º when no one was looking (ahem… Benji). The third time I hit perfection. I halved the recipe, added a touch more butter and duct taped the oven dial to 350º….
Galaktoboureko: A Classic Greek Dessert with an Autumn Flavored Twist
Tis the season for dessert and trust me, I promise not to disappoint. This past weekend the hubby and I trekked off to our monthly supper club gathering where the theme centered around the Mediterranean flavors of Greece. I was assigned the sweet ending for my contribution to the meal.
Now everybody knows and has had baklava at some point in their lives. After all, it’s the most famous finisher known around the world in Greek cuisine. I debated putting a batch of it together, but then I thought, why be predictable? Life, and my upcoming Greek meal for that matter, deserves a little shake up to keep things interesting.
Caramel Apple Frozen Yogurt and a Lesson in the Art of Apple Growing from Tree Top
A few months back I had the privilege of flying west to the great state of Washington and spending a couple whirlwind days with the amazing people at Tree Top apple juice. I have to say, I always enjoy these adventures when they’re presented to me. The generosity of the people sponsoring the event never fails to astound and the education you come away with is something you could only garner through viewing the process straight from the source. This trip was certainly no exception.
Pumpkin Roll Cake with Whipped Kahlua Cream Filling
Hey all! Did you miss me? I sure missed all of you. It’s been one heck of a non-stop summer. We spent time with friends, days with family and even introduced a new baby boy cousin into our clan. Now that the kids are back in school and things are finally starting to settle into a bit of a groove, I figured it was high time to hop back onto the blogging bandwagon and get with it already.
Last time we spoke I mentioned some life changes on my end of the internet. I didn’t feel fully comfortable divulging them at the time, but I think I’m finally hitting a place where I’m ready to share with the world so here goes nothing.