Holiday Food Gifts: Seasoned Salt

Homemade gifts are the best! This is one works anytime of the year. A pinch or two of this seasoned salt is great in salads, soups, grilled meats and just about on anything. Ingredients: 2 cups kosher salt 25 cloves … Continue reading

Holiday Food Gifts: Festive Mini-Bread Loaves

There’s a long and great tradition of gifting food in most cultures. Giving homemade food gifts speaks of love, warmth and joy. I am a United Methodist clergywoman, and in the south there was a tradition of welcoming a new … Continue reading

Holiday Food Gifts – Scottish Shortbread

As I was growing up in Scotland, I learned to cook by watching my grandmother and her two neighbors.   One of these three ladies always won the prizes at the local fair for home-made fudge or shortbread.  They guarded their … Continue reading

Holiday Gifts #1! Sour Cream Cookies

The recipe that you’ll see is not a typical holiday cookie but I will admit that it is my all time favorite cookie. When I first started to bake, I treasured my Fanny Farmer Cookbook.  It was easy, it was … Continue reading

Sweet Potato Muffins

This is simply the perfect muffin to serve in fall, or winter, too, for that matter. The nutritional value of sweet potatoes is quite high for antioxidants, anti-inflammatory nutrients, and blood-sugar regulating nutrients.  These tubers are versatile, too, and able … Continue reading