Macadamia Nut Scones

I baked a batch of these Macadamia Nut Scones this past weekend for Mother’s Day brunch, and they were an all around hit.  Macadamia nuts add a beautiful buttery flavor to this indulgent tea time treat, and push the scones slightly toward the savory side of things while still embracing a tiny hint of sweetness.  I…

Caramel Brownies

It’s been awhile since a brownie post has graced this blog, and this one is full of all kinds of gooey goodness.  Creamy caramel melts into the chocolaty brownie base giving you a beautifully sticky, sumptuous treat. Caramel Sauce You can make the caramel ahead of time.  This recipe makes about 2 cups of caramel,…

Salmon Patties

I think everyone these days is trying to limit their grocery store runs, and make the most out of their kitchen leftovers.  One of my least favorite leftovers is fish, there’s just something about reheating fish that just doesn’t mesh well with me.  Part of it is that it’s hard to reheat fish without drying…

Radishes with Raw Honey

I planted radishes in my garden for the first time this year, and they have done extremely well.  Now, I am not a big radish lover, as a kid I was would always make the point of picking them off of my salads.  Actually, come to think of it, I still do that as an…

Pastel de Tres Leches

Pastel de Tres Leches or three milks cake is a personal favorite of mine, and has, surprisingly, not made to onto this blog yet.  Shocker! and past time to remedy that.  Tres Leches is a light sponge cake that gets soaked through with a mixture of evaporated milk,  sweetened condensed milk, and heavy cream.  How…

Cheese Empanadas

There are many, many types and forms of empanadas.  At its most basic an empanada just means something enveloped in bread or a wheat dough.  When I envision  empanadas, I think back to the empanadas of my childhood – the light, crisply fried pockets of melted cheese, dusted in powdered sugar – the hallmarks of…