Baklava

Introduction: Preheat oven to 325 degrees F after step 4. We want to make this very clear.  Baklava is a time consuming process.  It took us 1 hour just to layer the Fillo dough and butter.  It takes patience.  But, IT’S WORTH IT!  This Baklava is delicious.  We had this love hate relationship with Baklava…

Cream Cheese Frosting

Introduction: If you are looking for a replica of the Cream Cheese Frosting you buy in the store, this one is it. This one is smooth and rich especially if you sift the confectioners sugar prior to using. Special Tools: Sifter Stand Mixer Ingredients: ½ pkg cream cheese (4 ounces)(softened) ¼ cup butter (softened) 1…

Blueberry Biscuits

This recipe produces a medium weight biscuit. Just right for delivering a delicious cream cheese spread or sticky honey. Ingredients: 2 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 2 teaspoons sugar 4 tablespoons butter or margarine or 1/2 stick 3/4 cup buttermilk 1 egg 1 cup fresh blueberries Directions: Mix flour, baking powder and sugar…

Strawberry Glaze

​ Photo Credit InstaViewpoint  Introduction: We used this glaze on puff pastry Danishes.  It’s not too sweet to mix with the taste of glaze on a puff pastry.  Turns out perfect every time. Strawberry Glaze Ingredients: ½ cup chopped strawberries 2 teaspoon of sugar 1 tablespoon of water and 1 teaspoon of water  1 teaspoon of…

Glazed Carrots

Introduction: What a great way to eat something that is really good for you.  Fixing carrots couldn’t be easier.  Throw them on the stove in some water, mix some brown sugar and butter and you’ve got some really tasty veggies. Prep time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 12 minutes Ready in: 22 minutes Calories: 79 Ingredients:…

Shrimp Tart

Introduction: Tart is what it is called but it’s more like a calzone. The pie crusts turn out nice and flaky and the shrimp cooks up very nicely in the cheese and veggies.  Each of the ingredients turns out to be just the right amount. Serving this with glazed carrots produces a very nice lunch….

Beef or Sausage Spinach Manicotti

Photo credit: InstaViewpoint Beef or Sausage Spinach Manicotti Ingredients: 1 pound fresh spinach, stems trimmed and well washed or a 10-ounce package frozen spinach, thawed Kosher salt, plus 1/2 teaspoon 12 manicotti shells 3 cups marinara sauce, recipe follows 1 1/2 cups ricotta cheese (about 1 pound) 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese (about 4 ounces) 1…

French Dip with Au Jus

DISCUSSION: Our favorite go to place for a served quick meal is a restaurant that serves the best french dip.  We try to recreate this with our homemade version when funds are tight or we just want to stay home. Ingredients: 1 pound of the best roast beef deli meat you can find 6 slices…