Month: March 2013

Peanut Butter Cookies

Did you know that peanuts are not really nuts, but are members of the legume (bean) family? I had no idea until I took a botany classification class in grad school. It is also known as a groundnut because the flower of the peanut plant bends to the ground and pushes the ovary underground where …

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Frustrating Frosting

I’ve been taking a cake decorating class and for the most part I love it. It’s been a lot of fun and I like improving my decorating skills and learning new techniques. I don’t care for the “buttercream” recipe, though. As you know from several of my recipes, I usually use all margarine in my …

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Happy Pi Day!

Happy Pi Day! 3.14159…. The number used by mathematicians to calculate the circumference of a circle. In honor of Pi Day I am posting my recipe for Chicken Pot Pie.  Chicken pot pie is not only great comfort food, but also a great way to use left over chicken (or turkey for turkey pot pie). …

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Potato Soup

I like to try and keep a variety of soups in the freezer during the winter months.  Steaming hot soup and some fresh bread is a great quick and easy dinner. When you don’t feel like cooking it’s always nice if you can pull some soup from the freezer.  Most potato soups have milk and/ …

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