Some posts need a lot of words to convince you to try a recipe . Other posts need only a well-known title and a drool-worthy photograph. This is one of those posts….Read More
Whoever coined the phrase, “Easy as pie!” clearly has never actually made a pie. I am not afraid to say the truth: Pie is not easy. In fact, pie is so tricky, so time consuming, and so able to go wrong, that the bakery I own does not even sell pie. How’s that for an intro to a post on Cherry Pie? Have I scared you away?
Hang with me….Read More
To conclude my two-week mini series on The Mission and Vision of Hurley House, I am rounding things out with a ridiculously delicious, fantastically easy chocolate cake. When it comes to hospitality, food is never the point, but delicious food matters. Without it, the experience is not the same. Birthday Chocolate Sheet Cake is the kind of recipe every home cook needs in their arsenal of celebratory desserts.
All of the baked goods at Hurley House originated in my home kitchen. Which means that all four of my children know from experience…Read More
Spaghetti Pie is one of the oldest recipes in my collection. I have served this to hundreds of people over the years, and when it comes to crowd pleasers, this one is at the top of my list.Read More
There are certain dishes that require cornbread to really complete them as a meal. Things like Black Eyed Peas, King Ranch Chicken, maybe Chili, and definitely Beef Stew.
Sadly, there is also a wealth of horrible cornbread out there, delivering results that miss the mark of perfectly complimenting a hearty dish that begs for a slice of cornbread.
Too sweet. Too dry. Too flavorless. Too thin. Too greasy. Too cake-like. Sound familiar?Read More
Every year, our family kicks off Chili season on Halloween. It is our inaugural launch into soups and stews, and no matter how warm it may be on October 31, we serve hot piping bowls of Chili before heading out into the neighborhood for trick-or-treating. My children have come to expect it, and I love the tradition….Read More
Roasting a chicken is a life skill I think everyone should master. There is something earthy yet elegant about the finished product, and no matter the occasion, a roast chicken is always lovely.
Would you like to hang out in the kitchen together and learn how to roast a chicken? Awesome! Let’s begin by answering a few chicken-related questions….Read More
If you saw the Roast Beef Sliders post last week, then you may have noticed this golden beauty in the backdrop. A few of you even emailed and asked, wondering about the side dish in the shot. This is none other than Sweet Corn Pudding, and she is fantastic….Read More