My father came to dinner last night. He has a serious sweet tooth and would have been perfectly happy only eating a freshly baked dessert for dinner. On yesterday’s tight schedule the thought of baking put me over the edge, but I do have my mom’s cobbler recipe-practically instant-that handily used up the last of my Michigan blueberries. Michigan peaches and raspberries are in their prime right now, they’d be wonderful as substitutes for the blueberries in this recipe.
I was tempted to add a half teaspoon of vanilla and half teaspoon of cinnamon to the sugar-butter mixture. Chopped walnuts or pecans, as well, would have been delicious sprinkled over the top. But this is the way my mom made it for dad so I’ll stay true to her recipe. Serve it hot out of the oven with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. The butter and sugar caramelize over the bread strips, creating an addictive, crunchy treat!
This morning we woke up to the first real snow of the year––good thing I’d purchased a chicken. The following is a recipe I’ve been tweaking each winter when the snow flies; this year I added a cup of dry lentils to the rice. Below, you’ll find a slide show I made several years ago after … Full recipe post »
Once again, I’m late to the party, waving my freak flag. My favorite food and writing bloggers pump out relevant blogs several times a week–how do they do it? These days between exhausting road trips taking care of family matters (er, drama), insuring my third and final edit was returned squeaky clean (wine, please), and squeezing in basal cell skin cancer … Full recipe post »
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