Entries by Beth

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 […]

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Raspberries and Rose

Raspberries and Rose isn’t really a recipe or cocktail like my Raspberry Sparkler.  I just like raspberries soaked in rose. They taste so yummy.  It makes sipping on rose just a little more special. You could also substitute the rose for a champagne. Just make sure it’s a little sweet, not dry. I feel like […]

How to Save Money on Groceries

I feel that no matter how hard I try, I always spend to much money over the holidays.  For me, January is always a time to get back on budget.  Here’s some advice on how to save not spend money on groceries. Cook – Whether you like lobster or hotdogs, it’s much cheaper to buy […]

Cranberry Orange Mimosas

I hope you are having a very merry christmas! I had a handful of people over to help cook for thanksgiving.  Even though we were slaving away in the kitchen, to keep the mood up, I thought it would be nice to kick off the thanksgiving festivities with a nice cocktail.  This would be great […]

Mango Coconut Bars

Mango Coconut Bars   Serves: 8   Crust:   Vegetable oil cooking spray 24 coconut cookies, broken into 1-inch pieces (about 1 cup) 2 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter, chopped into 1/2-inch pieces, chilled 1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut 1/8 packed cup dark brown sugar 1/2 cup mango preserves   Filling:   1/4 cup semisweet white […]

Grilled Chicken Hearts and Chicken Feet

Please note that this recipe is not AIP/Paleo. However, I’m looking forward to changing the recipe to make it compliant soon. I like to experiment with food.  I’m always looking for unusual foods to eat and cook.  This time around I tried grilling chicken hearts and chicken feet.  The chicken feet were great.  Chicken hearts […]