Orange Pecan French Toast

Orange Pecan French Toast with Syrup

This French toast recipe is super easy as most of the preparation can be done the night before and you bake it so don’t have to watch it and flip it on a griddle.  It’s also easy to do for a crowd because all the pieces are ready at the same time.  Oh, and the [...]

Christmas Sugar Cookies

Christmas cookies with Steph

I received a call yesterday from someone that had read about the Christmas sugar cookies I made as I child, and have continued to make, in the cookie article published in the Omaha World Herald last year.  She asked for the recipe so I decided to share it with everyone.  I’m certain there are many, many [...]

Peach Enchiladas

Peach Sunrise Delight

When peach season hits and the orchards are overflowing with this tasty fruit, Peach Enchiladas become a popular breakfast here at Whispering Pines.  It pairs wonderfully with either a salty slice of ham or bacon.   Peach Enchiladas Makes 10 Enchiladas Ingredients: 2 sticks (1 cup) butter, divided 1 cup honey 5 cups sliced fresh [...]

Cooking Demo Recipe: Red Wine, Sage and Garlic Grilled Flank Steak

Grilled Flank Steak Salad with feta cheese

There’s nothing like a grilled steak.  One of my favorite cuts (which surprises my butcher) is the Flank Steak.  It comes from the lower hindquarters for the beef and is boneless, long, thin and fibrous.  It’s usually tenderized by a few hours in a marinade.  Once grilled or broiled, it’s thinly sliced across the grain. [...]

Homemade Flatbread Crackers

European Cheese Plate

Versatile flatbread crackers baked fresh for cheese plates, salads and our celebration packages.  I used to purchase flatbread crackers, but after coming across a recipe for something VERY similar, I now prepare and bake them pretty much to order.  Four of these European Cheese Plates were ordered as appetizers the other night.  They are a great starter [...]

Pumpkin Scones

These pumpkin scones are tasty for breakfast or an afternoon snack – in the Fall or anytime! Ingredients 2 cups flour 1/3 cup brown sugar 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger 1/2 teaspoon cloves 1 1/4 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 6 Tablespoons butter (chilled and cut into small pieces) [...]