When you think of summer what food comes to mind? Watermelon? Ripe tomatoes? Sweet corn? Mostly I think of fresh, ripe fruit and vegetables. I also think of wandering around the Farmers’ Markets and seeing all the fresh fruit and veggies. Ah…summer. AdvertisementsRead More Whip It! Whip it Good…Blueberries with Maple Whipped Cream
Clafoutis definition: Baked French dessert of fruit, traditionally black cherries, arranged in a buttered dish, and covered with a thick flan-like batter. The Clafoutis is dusted with powdered sugar, served warm and sometimes served with cream. Gesundheit: used to wish good health, especially to one who has just sneezed. I have made Clafoutis before, but […]Read More Cherry Clafouti…Gesundheit
I mentioned last post that a friend of my youngest son had brought us about 12 luscious peaches. We quickly put them to good use. The first meal was a peach salad with thyme and blue cheese and steak and pecans. It was delicious. Yes!Chef! said we had to make a dessert with some of […]Read More Peachy Keen! It’s a Peach and Thyme Tart with Great Gatsby on the side.
Berries are a good way to celebrate summer. Ice Cream always says summer. Add summertime Basil and you can make yourself a yummy summertime dessert that encompasses all three flavors plus a surprise crumble on top. I mean, seriously, how can you resist this?Read More Strawberries, Basil, Ice Cream with a Roasted Cracker Crumble?
Last year when I was in the throes of looking for perfect homemade ice cream recipes, I found a couple of recipes for Ice Cream Sandwiches that I thought would be fun to make. Well, time moves along, and next thing I knew it was this summer. Then there was the wedding and now we […]Read More Ice Cream Sandwiches where Homemade Ice Cream meets Brownie meets Roasted Soda Crackers meets Angora Ridge
Do you have childhood memories of Poke Cake? I used to make Poke Cake for my kids when they were small, mostly because it was easy and they loved it. Sometimes I made it with Jello, but mostly I made it with pudding and Cool Whip topping. My youngest (who just turned 20) does not […]Read More Give your loved ones a poke…Chocolate Mint Poke Cake, that is.
Spring has sprung at the Schmautzhaus and, here in the Sierras the weather is bi-polar. One day it’s beautiful, warm and calling me to open the windows. The next day the clouds roll in, the lighting and thunder and hail and rain come pouring down and the heater comes back on.Read More Black Bottom Peanut Butter Mousse Pie or maybe we should call it “Fat Bottom” Pie