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Monday, February 24, 2014

Sugar Polka-Dot Cookies

I have two very good, no, great tasting sugar cookie recipes to share with you. This first one today is an adaptation from a recipe on the back of a sugar bag. I think they look like big polka-dots. Or as my youngest daughter Chelsea called them when she was little - Po Po Dops! 

When reading a food box or bag, don't you just love how we're roped in to try another recipe, which

Thursday, February 20, 2014

 Angel Food Cake With Blackberry Coulis

Down to the last morsels of deliciousness! I knew I'd better get my last piece with the last of the blackberry coulis or all would be gone! I did forgo with a fork in order to stick each loving morsel of cake into the bowl and scoop up some beautiful fresh blackberry goodness, which I gladly licked off of my fingers. This is such a beautiful cake, it rises very high and is perfect plain or topped with fresh blackberry coulis, and of course everything else, like chocolate! 
It's very tender and light, has a beautiful fragrance and amazing flavor. I can guarantee that you could serve this as "regular" Angel Food Cake, no one will be able to tell that it's gluten free! I promise!

Monday, February 17, 2014

 Lemon Blackberry Curd Tartlettes

Every year about this time means that I reap an enormous windfall of fresh lemons, and I am soooo grateful to receive these beautiful blessings! Thank you Joyce! 

There's a small variety involved with these oranically grown beauties, some are small and round, some more pointedly oblong and medium size, and then there are my favorites; gorgeous monster sized Meyers. These Meyers are absolutely massive, and each has the potential of giving at least 1/2 cup of juice. At least!

I always make lemon curd. My son and my husband love these tarts.

Friday, February 14, 2014

"Kahlua" Fudge Valentine Heart Lollipops

I love coffee liqueur! So do my girls and my sons-in-law. A lot. I've made this recipe for at least 30 years, and usually make this highly requested confection at Christmas time, but that schedule's not set in stone. So I thought that it would be fun to make a batch for Valentines Day. This fudge just is the best ever. You can keep it in the fridge in an airtight container (if there's any left!). It's super creamy with deliciously deep chocolate flavor

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Golden Coconut-Lemon Bars

If you are a lover of  lemon and coconut then these are for you! The topping is just the right sweet-tart and so creamy, flecked with tender strands of sweetened shredded coconut. And the crust? My buttery-rich Gluten Free Scottish Shortbread crust is the ultimate compliment to the creamy filling. I just know that you're going to love them!

I find it extremely comforting knowing that I can convert all of my favorite recipes

Saturday, February 8, 2014

The Best Cornbread - Ever!

It was so prettyI took it's picture on a beautiful pedestal! It's moist, the crumb is just right,
 it's holding together beautifully, and the flavor is phenomenally good! 
I love good cornbread. I like it tender and moist, savory with maybe just the barest hint of sweet, and a bit of saltiness, and I love to slather it with fresh butter and gorgeous golden locally sustained bee-keeper's honey.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

 Sunday Roast-Brisket-Stew Dinner

Do you ever wonder how many families still have "Sunday Dinners"? Unfortunately it's probably way, way less than we could even speculate. Families are so torn apart by so many to-dos on their lists. We always tried to have dinners together whether at home, a restaurant, church, school, while driving, or with family or friends. There were many, many times that we took a "picnic" in the car to eat while on the road to another event of some kind.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Raid The Fridge - Chicken and Vegetable   Enchilada Stack With Homemade Sauce     

My Grandfather "Buster" Wells ranched about 80 thousand acres for the Irvine Company of Southern California, back when I was in Elementary School. Quite a bit of it bordered along the the outside of the MCAS "H" Base where the enormous hangers are still located. Of course the base is closed but it's still interesting to me and I'm sure many others in this area, that those are a major landmark. You can figure your way just by seeing them.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Succulent Fresh Shrimp Cocktails  

I have been craving really good seafood lately. My hubby Greg took the three of us to lunch yesterday to nice little Italian restaurant called Nello's. Christopher had the Chicken Paillard served with Baby Greens with a Lemon Dressing, Greg had Blackened Swordfish with a Salsa Mix on top served with Roasted Vegetables, and then me? Ohhh, I had Calamari Steaks with Gluten Free Pasta - all lightly dressed with a piquant Lemon, Garlic, Caper Sauce. I was in heaven!