Happy Thanksgiving! One Last Bite, Homemade Pumpkin Pie for Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving!  Pumpkin pie has always been my favorite Thanksgiving dessert, ever since I was a little kid.  As I was making this the other day I was reminded how quickly pumpkin pie can be put together.  The dough takes about 2 minutes to make and 20 to chill.  In that amount of time youContinue reading “Happy Thanksgiving! One Last Bite, Homemade Pumpkin Pie for Thanksgiving”

Since it’s Apple Season – Homemade Apple Pie

I looked back among all of my posts and discovered I’ve never posted about making an apple pie.  I’m not surprised as there are probably a million apple pie recipes out there, so why add another one?  I’ll tell you why.  Firstly, because I made one for Sunday Dinner this week; secondly and more importantlyContinue reading “Since it’s Apple Season – Homemade Apple Pie”

Garden Fresh Zucchini Bread

I hope everyone had an enjoyable and relaxing Labor Day weekend.  Fall is right around the corner and my vegetable garden is really producing right now.  I am amazed at how vegetables just decide to grow.  For what seems an eternity they just plod along and then all of a sudden it’s like a switchContinue reading “Garden Fresh Zucchini Bread”

Baked Ham with Apple Cider Glaze

Baked ham.  A staple of the Christmas season.  You see one at almost every party you attend, usually a spiral cut ham for easy servings, with a small dish of mustard next to it.  By the time Christmas rolls around you’re sick of it.  Unless of course you’re my wife.  Cheryl loves ham.  And byContinue reading “Baked Ham with Apple Cider Glaze”

Homemade Peach Pie

You can tell we’re really getting into summer by the types of fresh fruits and vegetables now filling the produce aisles in abundance.  Cherries, green beans, and the newcomer of the past couple weeks, peaches.  Time to make one of my favorite summertime desserts: Peach Pie!  I’ve been discovering many people are secret peach pieContinue reading “Homemade Peach Pie”

Strudel – The Old Fashioned Way!

Way back in October Cheryl and I attended a hands-on strudel making demonstration at Dank Haus (German-American cultural center here in Chicago).  When we lived in Washington DC Cheryl used to get strudel from Heidelberg Pastry Shop in Arlington (they’d also have grilled sausages on the weekends which were great after my men’s league soccerContinue reading “Strudel – The Old Fashioned Way!”