Category Archives: Recipes

Happy Independence Day!

I thought I’d share this video of NYO-USA’s performance of “America the Beautiful” at Carnegie Hall last summer:

Liam had a great experience with NYO-USA last summer, we’re so glad there are recordings like this so we can remember that awesome concert tour!

Here in Redlands, we had another fabulous week of music with the 8th Pokorny Low Brass Festival. Yesterday was their final day, and we had the faculty over to the house for a cookout. Andrew threw a pork butt in the smoker early in the morning and I spent the day working on side dishes:

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We had a fabulous evening just eating and talking and laughing over funny recordings on YouTube:

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And of course, I made a cheesecake!

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This is a 1.5 times recipe of my classic “New York” style cheesecake. If you’d like the recipe, I’ve typed up both the single recipe that makes a 9″ round:

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or 24 mini cheesecakes:

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as well as the 1.5 version to make this 9″ x 11″ cheesecake! Download it here and enjoy!

Let the Baking Begin!

Woot! Prep for Thanksgiving has begun in earnest! We’ll have a good 15 or so people here for dinner tomorrow, with another 30 (!) coming for the Festival of Pie later in the day! So, today is all about pie baking! I started by gathering all my tried and true recipes together, I am extra… Continue Reading

Classic Fruit Topped Cheesecake Recipe

It’s national cheesecake day! I just learned of this holiday and think it’s a tremendous one! Although I am not a food blogger, I love to bake, and there are a few things I do well…this cheesecake is one of them. So, I thought I’d share this time tested recipe with you today! Classic Fruit… Continue Reading

The Pot Makes the Beans!

I grew up in New England, so I have very strong opinions about how baked beans should taste! I’ve been making beans in a crockpot forever, but have always struggled with getting the texture of them just right without them drying out. So, apparently my hubby has been looking to get me an official bean… Continue Reading

Paella Season has Begun!

We had our first paella party of the season last Saturday night! I blogged about how it’s made last year, but essentially, it involves sitting around with some good friends, drinking sangria and eating tapas, while hubby cooks on a big paella burner out on the patio. It was great fun, and a wonderful way… Continue Reading

Molasses Crinkle Cookie Recipe

I’ve been baking up a whole mess of Christmas cookies, and these molasses crinkles are Santa’s favorite! (Really! A few years ago Logan made him a questionairre with checkboxes and left it with the plate of cookies, and Santa chose the crinkles as his favorite. So although I may swap out other cookies from time… Continue Reading

Molasses Crinkle Cookie Recipe

I’ve been baking up a whole mess of Christmas cookies, and these molasses crinkles are Santa’s favorite! (Really! A few years ago Logan made him a questionairre with checkboxes and left it with the plate of cookies, and Santa chose the crinkles as his favorite. So although I may swap out other cookies from time… Continue Reading

Paella!

We had a great dinner Saturday night. The annual Pokorny Low Brass Seminar starts on Tuesday, and some of the folks are already here rehearsing, so Andrew cooked up a fabulous dinner! He made paella, which has lots of steps, but the end result is delicious! The recipe is here, which is also where we… Continue Reading