Entries by Beth

Apple Pie Cocktail

Apples are everywhere and I’m looking forward to making apple pies for Thanksgiving.  In the meantime, I’ll just make an apple pie cocktail.  I swear.  It tastes like the real thing! Shop the post JavaScript is currently disabled in this browser. Reactivate it to view this content.    

Baked Sausage, Peppers and Onions

Baked Sausage, Pepper and Onions   Serves 4   4 Andouille sausages 2 pounds Yukon gold potatoes, chopped into 1/4 thick pieces 1 red bell pepper, chopped into 1 inch pieces 1 large white onion, chopped into 1/2 inch pieces 1 small red onion, chopped into 1/4 inch pieces 1 1/2 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon […]

Spinach Salad with Warm Bacon Vinaigrette

Spinach Salad with Warm Bacon Vinaigrette   Serves 4-6   1 pound baby spinach 1 small red onion, very thinly sliced 1 cup dried bing cherries 8 pieces thick-sliced bacon, chopped 1/4 cup red wine vinegar 1/4 cup honey 2 shallots, chopped Coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste   Place spinach in […]

Nectarine Muffins

Nectarine Muffins   Serves: 12 medium muffins   1 ripe to very ripe medium avocado, mashed (about 3/4 cup) 3/4 cups granulated sugar 1/3 cup canola or vegetable oil 1/3 cup Greek yogurt or sour cream 1/4 cup light brown sugar, packed 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon 3/4 teaspoon nutmeg pinch salt 1 […]

Peach Shortbread Bars

Peach Shortbread Bars   Makes 12-24 bars   Crust/Crumble   3 cups all-purpose flour 1 cup powered sugar 1 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp salt 1 /2 tsp cinnamon 1 1/2 cup butter, cold and cubed     Peach Layer   4 cups fresh peaches, roughly chopped 1/2 cup brown sugar 3 tsp cornstarch   […]

Grilled Peaches

Can you believe this was the first time I’ve ever made grilled peaches?  I can’t believe I waited this long.  They taste like fruit candy!  Why didn’t anyone tell me. I love how the mint plays off the sweetness of the fruit.  It’s a great combination.    

Strawberry Pie with a Graham Cracker Crust

Summer is here and strawberries are everywhere.  They are coming out my ears.  Every stand has them at the farmer’s market and I plan on using them.  I recently made this pie (with a little help) with all fresh strawberries.  It was delicious.  My advice is to make 2.  Your family will eat it up! […]

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Lemon Verbena Mint Tea

I wanted to give myself a break from caffeine but drinking water gets old after awhile.  Mint and lemon verbena give a tea like flavor to the water without the caffeine.  I discovered the herb lemon verbena at my local farmer’s market.  It’s a delicate herb.  It’s hard to store so if you need fresh […]

Chopped Salad

It’s springtime in my garden which means my herbs are growing like weeds.  I thought that a homemade salad dressing would be a great way to use up a bunch of them hence the salad recipe.  I also had a wonderful herbed chopped salad while I was in Las Vegas and wanted to make it […]