Glazed Pumpkin Cookies

Glazed Pumpkin Cookies

Update: This post was originally published back in October of 2013. I haven't changed the recipe a bit, as it is still one of the all-time favorites around our house during "pumpkin season". It's truly amazing how such a little, bland-looking cookie like this, can pack such an enormous punch to your taste buds. If [...]

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Red Velvet Cheesecake

Red Velvet Cheesecake

When I was having dinner (and a wonderful time) with my oldest son, Andrew, a couple of weeks ago in St. Louis, we were discussing where to have dinner the following night...(see a familial pattern?)...and Andrew started talking about an amazing cheesecake at The Cheesecake Factory he had had the other day, which was their [...]

Chicken in Basil Cream

Chicken in Basil Cream

Basil is one of those herbs that with just one whiff, I'm transported to summer. Maybe that's what I was thinking when I looked out my window the other dismal morning and saw this... a frozen lake with absolutely no color - only various shades of gray caused by winter hanging onto its last thread. [...]

Chicken and Dumplings

When I was growing up, one of my very favorite things that my mother would cook, was her amazing hearty, homey, comforting Chicken and Dumplings. My mother was from the South and I have to tell you... she had this one down. Her chicken broth was always homemade using a whole chicken that she cut up [...]