Lemon Meringue Pie
Easter Basket Cupcakes
Mom's Potato Salad
Old Fashioned Lemony Rice Pudding
Amish Red Beet Eggs
Amaretto Cream Pie
raspberry filled inside

Raspberry Filled Chocolate Candy

Whoever first thought of putting red raspberries and chocolate together must have had divine inspiration.  To me, there is not any better combination as raspberry goes so well with every version of chocolate from very dark to white. As Easter is just around the corner, I am back into the candy making.  I seem to […]

cream of potato and watercress soup

Cream of Potato Soup with Watercress

Spring is finally here! It makes me think of celebrating the Irish and Easter, planting potatoes and peas, enjoying flowers and showers, gathering dandelion greens and watercress…wait what? Okay, it has been many years since I went on the fun adventure of gathering greens like dandelions and watercress from rural West Virginia with my mom […]

Candied Sweet Potatoes

Candied Sweet Potatoes

Whether you eat candied sweet potatoes as a side dish or as dessert, candied sweet potatoes are a sweet and delicious treat. The sweet potatoes not only bring great flavor, but nutrients and fiber to this classic dish. As I make this version of sweet potatoes only a couple times of year at my house, […]

pimento cheese spread

Dad’s Pimento Cheese

My love of pimento cheese started long before I moved to the South.  My parents would raise pimentos is their garden for themselves and my grandmother to pickle and can.  In fact, my grandmother was well know for her pickled pimentos. Although my dad rarely cooked, he usually helped my mom use the canned pickled […]

sticky rice with mango

Sticky Rice with Mango

My favorite dessert in Thai and Vietnamese restaurants is sticky rice with mango. It also happens to be one of the few Asian dishes I cook at home. I used a short-grained brown sweet rice for the dish pictured. Although I used a different brand (I bought mine at a natural foods store), I noticed […]