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Recipe Ideas for 4th of July

July 2, 2013
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I have put together a few recipe ideas to share with you for 4th of July. Wishing you all a fun filled and safe celebration. Best from my house to yours! Follow the links to retrieve the recipes of the food ideas shown in the collage above. Spanakopita cups Grilled Rib Eye steak Grilled Tandoori […]

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Happy Birthday Kajo & Muy Bueno Cookbook Winner

April 14, 2013
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Happy Birthday to my best boy ever, Kajo. He is ten years old today and he got his Birthday wish, his favorite, more snow. When we went to the breeder to pick a puppy ten years ago almost all of the dogs were already taken, but they were still all there for us to meet. […]

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Huckleberry Streusel Bars

March 17, 2013
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  I just can’t resist any baked goodie that involves streusel.  Streusel in the crust AND the topping makes for a double winner in these Huckleberry streusel bars. My daughter mentioned that they remind her a lot of Linzertorte, a traditional German cake, but the nuts in the cake are replaced with oats. Cinnamon and […]

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Grilled Tandoori Chicken Skewers

June 9, 2012
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Time is flying these days and the weather is demanding  summer grilling. Indian style chicken skewers are perfect for the task. They are easy to prepare ahead and grilled in just a few minutes. No need for a tandoori oven, your barbeque is just fine. Marinate the chicken in yogurt that is flavored with ginger, […]

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Happy Easter and a Carrot Cake

April 6, 2012
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Happy Easter from my kitchen to yours with this moist and irresistible carrot cake. I hope you will have an enjoyable Easter weekend with your family and friends. My dessert suggestion for your Easter buffet would be a homemade carrot cake with cream cheese frosting. This carrot cake gets enriched with walnuts, golden raisins, and […]

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Joy’s Peanut Butter Bacon Cookies

April 3, 2012
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After an exhausting horseback riding lesson over spring break my daughter was ready for something tasty, something special, something like peanut butter bacon cookies. Nothing comparable to find in the pantry, so she decided to get baking. She loves my newest and just recently purchased baking book form Joy the baker . Pretty soon the […]

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Winner of the OXO Good Grips Scale Giveaway

March 31, 2012
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Thanks to everybody in participating in last week’s OXO Good Grips Scale giveaway. I wish I would be able to send out an OXO scale to everybody. The winner is Kimberly H. Congratulations Kimberly. I am sure you will be very happy to have your broken scale replaced and to be able to measure accurately […]

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Cyndee’s Neiman Marcus Cake

March 30, 2012
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  The other week my son brought some cherry poppy seed cake over to our neighbors across the street. The recipe for the cherry poppy seed cake makes a big sheet and I knew that it was way too much for us to eat.  A few days later they returned the dish the cake was […]

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Cherry Poppy Seed Cake and an OXO Scale Giveaway

March 23, 2012
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Before we get to the recipe of this German cherry poppy seed cake I would like to share with you a little story from my previous life. I was working for several years at a pharmacy in my hometown in Germany. We had a dermatologist office located in the same building as the pharmacy. The […]

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Pork Tenderloin with Green Peppercorn Sauce

March 14, 2012
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Pork Tenderloin with green peppercorn sauce is a very traditional German dish and one of my husband’s very favorite. Unfortunately I haven’t made it for him in forever. Somehow some recipes just get forgotten and hardly cooked anymore. Mr. Rockies was very happy when I suggested preparing it for some friends and him for dinner […]

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