Fruit Salsa

Let’s do the Salsa! Today, May 25th, is the day before Cornell University graduation and while our house is full (and thankfully, usually is), guests want to be out the door in time for the Convocation. Rather than our served … Continue reading

Food Processor Pastry in Six Easy Steps

 So many people have a fear of making pastry, but it really isn’t that difficult, especially since the invention of food processors. A couple of hints: 1. Cold. Pastry likes cold flour and really cold butter. It even helps if … Continue reading

Caramelized Banana Pancakes

Doesn’t get much better than this!  Caramelized Banana Pancakes INGREDIENTS 1.5 cups flour 1/2 cup corn meal 2 Tbsp sugar 2 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp salt 1/4 cinnamon 2 large eggs 2 cups buttermilk 1/2 cup milk (I use … Continue reading

Swamp Breeze, a Refreshing Summer Drink

Although I don’t know the origin of the Swamp Breeze drink, my friend Rynette made Swamp Breeze for a board meeting held at Lookout Point Lakeside Inn. Oh my gosh–this is a good and refreshing drink. Thanks to Rynette for … Continue reading

Almond Butter Bars

Very easy to make, this is a cross between a cake and a bar.   Buttery and rich, but not too sweet.   Really good with a cup of tea or coffee for an afternoon pick-me-up.   INGREDIENTS 1 1/3 cups of butter … Continue reading