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Old Fashioned Less-Sweet Pecan Macaroons

I listen to the Splendid Table on our local public radio station.
Love that show!
Anyhoo.
Awhile back I heard a segment that included a recipe for coconut macaroons, and decided to save it for the inevitable sweet-tooth-attack.
Well, this morning I wasn’t really having a sweets craving, but … I wanted to bake something in case anybody with a sweet tooth came into the gallery today.
These are a really easy treat to make — leave out the pecans, or substitute a different kind of nut if you want.
They’re low-fat too!

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Throwback Thursday Anadama Bread

Lately I’ve been craving the chewy mouth feel of Anadama bread. It really truly no-kidding is incredible delicious!
I broke down and baked some this week. Sigh. It’s so good. My husband loves it too. When he tasted the first warm slice his comment was, “To hell with Dave’s bread. This is better!” That’s saying alot around here. Dave’s bread is Tim’s bread.
I made a slightly healthier version than the one I learned as a college student. I used whole wheat flour and flax meal, less salt, a teensy bit less butter. Read on, to find out how I made this incredibly delicious bread.

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White Peach Pie

Sweet juicy peaches. Late summer lazy afternoons. Thunderheads building in the blue, blue sky. Perfect time for a peach pie. Especially if you are having a cooler-than-normal day when you can have the oven on and not bake yourself out of the house! Try this delicious peach pie and check out the Best Ever Pie Crust recipe too.

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Peach Raspberry Buckle … or is it a Cobbler?

Growing up I made this recipe for peach cobbler from the Gasparilla Cookbook. I think we (my family) were all so inured to sugar that my memory of the cobbler is warped. I’ve made it twice in the last couple of weeks trying to get back to that way I remembered it. In my memory, this “Prize Peach Cobbler was not as sweet as this one turned out. So, I made it again this time using less sugar and butter. I like my version better.

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My Grandmother’s Oatmeal Cookies

Best Ever Oatmeal Cookie recipe from my grandmother, Irene Shaughnessy. It’s been in my immediate family for over 50 years and is one of everyone’s favorite cookies. I have adapted the recipe over the years to include ingredients I can use to fool myself. Fool myself into believing they are healthier. But really these are INCREDIBLE cookies. Check out the recipe. You’ll love them.

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Healthy African Peanut Stew

Check out this souper-delicious and healthier version of African Peanut Stew. It hits the spot on a chilly winter night, or in spring or fall. You can leave out the small amount of chicken meat in this recipe, if you want to make a vegetarian/vegan version. Yummm!