Month: March 2014

Homemade Maple Granola

It’s maple time!  When I was in college my friends and I went to the Whitetop Mountain Maple Festival.  It was always held the last Saturday in March, and I think we were more excited about the pancake breakfast than anything else, to be honest. The pancakes were topped with the most delicious genuine maple

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Coconut Red-Lentil Curry

When my husband and I lived in Atlanta, we were lucky to be surrounded by many amazing restaurants. One of our favorites was a Thai restaurant in Virginia Highlands.  I usually got the Pad Thai, and my husband, who loves hot food, always ordered something that was extra spicy. During one particular meal, I don’t

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Pull-Apart Irish Soda Bread

So, we’ve had some crazy weather around here this week – almost 70ยบ a couple of days ago and yesterday we woke up to snow!  I sure hope spring is right around the corner.  If it’s not I may have to crawl into a hole and hibernate! I love making foods that are unique to

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Andes Mint Chocolate Brownies

What do you do with a partial bag of leftover Andes mints?  Make brownies!      These brownies are super moist and fudgy.  I adapted the recipe for Best-Ever Fudgy Brownies from Chocolate & Vanilla by Gale Gand.  I topped them with mint frosting and chocolate glaze, and sprinkled Andes mints on top. They make the perfect

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