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Lemon and Poppy Seed Olive Oil Cake with Crème Fraîche

I Now Have the Simple Lemon Cake I’ve Always Wanted. As with my orange cake, I had a situation where I’ve never been perfectly satisfied with any lemon cake I’ve ever made. Typically, they don’t have enough lemon flavor or they’re a little dry or the crumb is not what I want. I decided it […]

Maple Glazed Chicken with Saffron Chipotle Rice

Chicken and Rice – A Whole New Level. I don’t really know where to begin explaining this recipe. Chicken and rice. Let’s face it, while it’s a very well loved and comforting meal, it’s not exactly at the top of the excitement ladder. I guess what I’m trying to say is that while a typical […]

Roast Chicken with Lemon-Basil Butter Sauce

Roast Chicken with Lemon-Basil Butter Sauce

An Easy, but Elegant Pan Sauce Gilds the Lily in This Recipe. I’ve mentioned on numerous occasions how much I love roasting a chicken. It’s a constant in my kitchen. It’s comforting and deeply satisfying. There are so many ways to go about it as far as techniques and seasonings. This time around I left […]

No-Bake 4-Layer Ice Cream Dessert

No-Bake 4-Layer Ice Cream Dessert

Very Easy, Make Ahead, and Everyone Loves It. Well, here’s a dessert that’s wonderful for several reasons. First of all, it can be made way ahead of time because it keeps in the freezer for a couple of weeks. Then, no baking is required and it’s easy as can be to put together.  But by […]

Renée’s Orange Buttermilk Sheet Cake

Renée's Orange Buttermilk Sheet Cake

My Most Popular Recipe. For a Very Good Reason. This cake is where my cooking blog journey began. I had made many many orange cakes throughout the years, but never had I made one that I felt was “it”. There was always something not quite right. I decided to come up with one myself, seeing […]

Muscadine Pie

Slice of Muscadine Pie

One of the Best Pies I’ve Ever Tasted. Well, this is a first for me. I had never made a muscadine pie. Nor had I ever tasted one. I always buy muscadines when they show up in my market because I’m nuts about their flavor. I’ve sliced them in half and roasted them, as well […]