Sunday, November 11, 2018

Pumpkin Spice Bread for the Fall Table.

 This is a wonderful bread to grace the Fall Harvest Table

Recipe By:Kris Gunn
"This spicy pumpkin bread comes out VERY moist even without oil. It tastes just like pumpkin pie!"


  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 4 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 (16 ounce) can solid pack pumpkin
  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/2 cup water


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease two 9-inch loaf pans.
  2. Mix white sugar, brown sugar, and eggs in a large bowl; stir in pumpkin and mix well. Combine flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking powder, cloves, and allspice in a bowl; add alternately with water to pumpkin mixture. Pour into prepared loaf pans.
  3. Bake in preheated oven until golden and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 60 to 65 minutes. Cool in pans for 10 minutes before removing to cool completely on a wire rack.

Baked Apple Roses

Baked Apple Roses

This was my second time making these and they get prettier and easier every time.
Recipe By:Chef John
"These were inspired by a cook named Ana, a Brazilian food blogger living in Italy. I really hope you give these gorgeous looking, and very delicious apple roses a try soon. Enjoy!"

1 large red apple, cored and very thinly sliced
1/4 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed

1/4 cup melted butter
1 egg
2 teaspoons water
1 teaspoon confectioners' sugar (optional)


Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Butter 2 small ramekins (6 to 8 ounce) and dust with white sugar.
Place apple slices on a plate, overlapping slightly if necessary. Microwave on High about 45 seconds just until slices have softened a bit. Cover plate with plastic wrap and a kitchen towel.
Mix together sugar and cinnamon in a bowl.
Roll puff pastry sheet to less than 1/8-inch thickness. Using a pizza cutter, cut two 3-inch by 12-inch rectangles. Reserve remaining pieces for another use.
Spread melted butter over dough; top with a generous amount of cinnamon-sugar. Place apple slices along 1 long edge of dough, about 1/4 inch beyond edge of dough, overlapping slices slightly. Fold bottom half of dough over the apple slices to form a long "folder" of dough with rounded edges of apple slices exposed.
Beat egg and water together in a bowl. Paint surface of dough with egg wash. Sprinkle with more cinnamon-sugar, to taste.
Starting from one end, roll dough not too tightly to form a rose-shaped pastry. Seal roll with end of dough strip.
Transfer roses to prepared ramekins. Sprinkle with a little more cinnamon-sugar. Place ramekins directly on middle rack of preheated oven.
Bake until well browned, about 45 minutes. Remove ramekins with tongs and place on baking sheet to cool 5 to 10 minutes. Remove apple roses from ramekins and finish cooling on rack. Dust with confectioners' sugar before serving.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Black Widow Spider Tea with friends.

 What a fun way to end October than to have a Black Widow Spider Tea with friends. It was delightful. We sat around in Halloween attire, sipped tea and told ghost stories, while we waited for the TRICK-O-TREATER'S. Very strangely non of the little children showed up. I wounder why said the spider to the fly.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Summer Comes

                                                   The Little darling Spring
                                                    has run away
                                                   The sunshine grew too hot
                                                   for her to stay
                                                   She kissed her sister,
                                                   Summer, and she said
                                                   "When I am gone, you
                                                   must be queen instead"
                                                   Now reign the Lady 
                                                   Summer, round whose feet
                                                   A thousand fairies flock
                                                   with blossoms sweet.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Recipes for When Tea Lovers Gather

2C. Cooked diced chicken
1/2C. sliced almonds
Salt and pepper to taste
Bread of your choice,
 buttered In a medium bowl, mix diced chicken with mayonnaise
and stir until well combined. 
Stir in sliced almonds. Salt and pepper according to taste. 
Refrigerate mixture until well chilled.
 lightly spread filling on the top and bottom slices of bread and assemble sandwiches. Trim crusts and cut into tea sandwiches.
Typical tea sandwiches shapes cut from one regular sandwich are:
Four squares,
Four triangles,
Two rectangles, and Four small oblong rectangles.
A variety of shapes on your tray, makes for an interesting display.

Pumpkin Spice Bread for the Fall Table.

 This is a wonderful bread to grace the Fall Harvest Table Recipe By: Kris Gunn "This spicy pumpkin bread comes out VERY moist...