A Family Favorite: ANZAC Biscuits

I found out just over a year ago that I have relatives in Australia.  Woo hoo!  My aunt posted on Facebook a copy of the recipe, “1914 Anzac Biscuits.”  I had to try it out.  There is a lot of history behind these biscuits, which immediately drew me in.  ANZAC stands for the “Australian and […]

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Rectangular Lemon Layer Cake Anyone?

For a kid-friendly potluck reception, I signed up to bring cake.  How I came to this choice was not a straight path.  The occasion was a potluck reception after a piano recital where my kids were performing.  In thinking about what I could bring for the reception, I put myself in the kids’ shoes.  All […]

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Basics: Lemon Curd

To make a lemon layer cake special, lemon curd spread in between the layers as a filling or mixed into the frosting will do wonders.  It is a lemon, butter, sugar, and egg combination that is cooked until thickened, just like a custard. Lemon curd comes to us from British cuisine, dating back to somewhere […]

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Marinade for Grilled Chicken Fajitas

My daughter requested chicken fajitas for her birthday dinner, and so I scrambled.  The last time I made fajitas–steak fajitas for my son’s birthday dinner–I made a marinade for the beef that didn’t quite hit the mark (no lime or cumin!).  Let’s just say the dish didn’t taste like beef fajitas.  This time, I didn’t […]

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