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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The Foxes Are Back 2019

It’s that time of year when Mr. and Mrs. Fox make their home under our shed.  When it gets warmer, we hope to see some kits scurrying around the yard like last year. Foxes are a joy to watch!  When the snow falls, they come out to play like little kids.They like to find a […]

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Basic Caramel Sauce

I decided I needed a post on caramel sauce before I misplace my recipe!  This sauce could be used as an ice cream topping.  Or straight out of the jar.  But I’ve explored other ways, such as a center for chocolate molded bon bons and in caramel frosting for cakes and cupcakes.  It’s on the […]

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