My husband was recently diagnosed with diabetes and that called for a change in our diets. Out went white bread, pasta and processed foods. As a baker, I have always used white flour – bread, all purpose or cake flour. So now what to do.
Whole wheat flour was the answer. But the whole wheat . . . → Read More: White Whole Wheat Blueberry Muffins
When I was recently in Chicago, my family took me to Heaven on Seven for a holiday get together with some friends. I’d heard about this restaurant for years – especially from my son Dirk – who loves it. In fact, I was given their cookbook as a gift. As we approached an office building, . . . → Read More: Heavenly French Toast with Blueberry Compote
What could be a better gift for Mom than Stuffed Cinnamon French Toast and Berries with Orange Cream Sauce served in bed? Add a flower in a vase and coffee or tea, whichever is her favorite, and you have a memorable Mother’s Day. The Berries with Orange Cream Sauce was a post from 3 years . . . → Read More: Stuffed Cinnamon French Toast and Berries with Orange Cream Sauce
This Sweet Potato and Pineapple Salad is an unusual combination of fruit and vegetable and is the perfect accompaniment to chicken, turkey and pork. Roasting the potatoes and pineapple bring out sweetness and flavor. The sweet potato is the large edible root belonging to the morning-glory family. It is native to the . . . → Read More: Sweet Potato and Pineapple Salad
Granita is an Italian ice and as such does not require an ice cream machine. It is really easy, low in calorie and fat and is ideal for anyone looking for a sweet treat with the emphasis on treat and not sweet. The twang in this dessert is from a bit of white balsamic vinegar . . . → Read More: Strawberry, Basil, Balsamic Granita
Growing up, we ate a lot of pork – not the pork of today for sure – but I loved it. That love of pork has carried on and with the ability not to cook it to death it is still one of my favorite foods. This week’s offering is the perfect meal for a . . . → Read More: Pork Chops with Mustard Dill Sauce, Braised Cabbage and Cinnamon Apples
We recently attended the International Food and Wine Festival at Epcot and had a great time. The runaway favorite was the Belgium Waffles with Berry Compote. Belgium waffle makers have been around for years but what is put into them is rarely a Belgium waffle. These are crispy on the outside and very tender and . . . → Read More: Belgium Waffles with Berry Compote
For how to photos, please see the September 3, 2010 post. 1 large baking potato 16 Italian blue prune plums 16 sugar cubes 2 1/2 cups flour (350 grams) 1 teaspoon salt 3 tablespoons butter. cold 2 eggs, beaten
Peel the potato and cut into 1 inch dice. Place in a saucepan, cover with water,bring . . . → Read More: Plum Dumplings
Peachy Keen Mascarpone Parfait BY HELEN S. FLETCHER, ON JULY 22ND, 2010 COPYRIGHT, HELEN S. FLETCHER, 2010. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. ALL PHOTOS BY T. MIKE FLETCHER, UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED.
What could be easier than a no bake, very little preparation dessert that tastes and looks like it was professionally prepared. The . . . → Read More: Peachy Keen Mascarpone Parfait
Few childhood food memories excite my taste buds with anticipation as plum dumplings still do. My mother knew exactly how to get this pickiest of eaters to stuff herself if only for one night. I think my mothers’s addition to the recipes was the brown sugar to sweeten the crumbs. She . . . → Read More: Plum Dumplings of my Dreams