Homemade Samoa Girl Scout (caramel deLites) with white chocolate instead of dark and a toasted coconut caramel topping. The best cookies I ever made or ate. In my entire life. Hidden underneath a chewy caramel-coconut-candy topping is a soft, buttery cookie with a white chocolate bottom. When Girl Scout cookies see these coming they hide in the corner, heads hung in shame. If I packaged… [Read more]
Butternut squash with sour cream, smoked paprika, a dash of cinnamon for good luck and chives. Just like a twice baked potato, the squash is roasted first, then the flesh is removed and beaten with sour cream and seasonings. It goes back into the squash shells with a sprinkling of bread crumbs for a second baking.
The start of apple season is marked by the beckoning aroma of apples saturating the market air causing my mind to conjure up images of pie. Where some see a tasty piece of juicy fruit to eat out of hand I imagine all the possible desserts that can be baked. I do it to every single piece of fruit to enter my house. Without fail…. [Read more]