Strawberry Tart

My strawberry tart is as delicious as it is beautiful and it is SUPER easy to make…you would never know it by looking at it but it really is a simple recipe. And you can add anything to it that sounds good at the moment – I threw on some blackberries this time. I also use blueberries, kiwi and peaches, it just depends on what’s in season. It’s always tempting to pick up a fruit tart…

Apple Fritters

My husband rarely requests anything from the kitchen, so when he asked for apple fritters, I started doing my research immediately. I came up with 2 or 3 recipes that sounded good using Bisquick. I love Bisquick because I really like the way it tastes and it makes cooking with dough super easy. I added lemon zest because that was always the secret to my Mother’s apple pie. When I made these…

Strawberry Scones

I love strawberry scones but, I like them a little sweeter than the traditional or “proper” scone that you purchase in a restaurant or bakery. There is something very proper about a scone and it always makes me want to take out a cup and saucer rather than a coffee cup. I’m not a hot tea drinker or it would definitely call for tea and scones…but I still try to do the nice cup and…

Pear & Cranberry Tart

This Pear & Cranberry Tart recipe can be adapted in a million different ways. The base recipe was a “peach tart” by Paula Deen and I’ve used it as a template for a million and one different tarts over the years. I use it in the summer with peaches, strawberries and blackberries and it’s perfect in the fall with granny smith apples. The jelly that you spread on top is what gives it that sheen …

Cream Cheese Braids

I found this cream cheese braids recipe years ago in Southern Living Magazine. It became a Christmas tradition and I used to start an assembly line and give them as gifts to the girl’s teachers. It works best if you have your favorite Christmas movie on the DVD player. It’s A Wonderful Life is usually running full speed as I begin my annual mission of braid making. It isn’t difficult…