Cook’s Corner Weekend #3

Well the weekend is finally here! Thought it would never come after the week I've had.......Feeling better, after yesterday's scare with, well you can read about my "Freaky Friday" here...and please by all means laugh as hard as like! I did last night once my medicine head cleared! For this weekend's Cook's Corner, where I share some of my favorite cookbook's that sit in my own kitchen corner, I had to go with my girl Martha......I am the original Martha Stewart Groupie! yup! I have been following her since her magazine's first issue came out (Of which I have!) and all her DVD's, her … [Read more...]

Cook’s Corner Weekend # 2

Another weekend is here and I have another great cookbook from my collection to share with you......Yes, another favorite! Well, they are all my favorites!          BUT this one is full of beautiful table settings and recipes.......this is my "Go To" book for easy recipes and idea's for the table...... Author: Patty Roper Cookbook: Easy Does It / Winners & Favorites   Visit Patty roper's pinterest site......here are a few of her favorites.....making these for Easter! www.kissmekate.net.au/portfolio_item/alice-in-wonderland/ I found these on Pinterest … [Read more...]

Cook’s Corner

I thought weekends are a perfect time, at least for me, to try a new recipe.... a new cookie or a chicken dish.....maybe a quick grilled burger with fresh salsa.... So I came up with a new segment for Pineridge Hills... I would share some of my favorite cookbooks and cooks with you on the weekend! I have this obsession - I love to collect cookbooks.....yup, I finally admitted it.....my husband has been noticing that my collection is constantly growing....I keep them all in the little nook at the end of the counter in my kitchen (And on one of the bookshelves in the office!).....Some are … [Read more...]

It’s Tuesday…

  Yup, that's as far as I got............                                      ........... No explanations............ ..........no drama induced burnt Eggs Benedict caused it............ I just woke up and realized that today I got nothin'..............to write about...........that would spark an interest.......or get your creative juices running...........no inspiration..........no DIY on how to convert the dishwasher into a flatscreen TV so you could see how all that Mac n' Cheese from last night washes away .......No cute way of taking a box of 8,685 Q-tips and turning it into … [Read more...]

Breakfast at pineridge Hills

Good Morning! I know its been a few days.....I was in that Metamorphosis mode, you know, when your still living through one stage but mentally preparing for the next one? Like winter into Spring?......Too early for such thinking? ummm, your right...... So the heck with all that morphosising stuff....Spring is coming......lets get to what is important......... A Sweet Tooth Breakfast! Today Pineridge Hills had a very special guest for Breakfast........I was very nervous serving him.....not sure what he would like so I went with baked goods! Hot corn muffins with whipped … [Read more...]

Sweet Fridays….

  Although its warm here in Northeast Pennsylvania, its misty, foggy and just plain dismal .....                                                              ......sigh........ So I decided to bake something........ Sour Cream coffee cake.......but with a bit of a twist........instead of using my big angel-food-cake pan I decided to make smaller versions, so I used my multi-angel food cake pan...worked great!  and tasted wonderful! I also made " Easy apple Cobbler"........you can substitute with either pears or peaches ....same recipe ..... I know these are spring and … [Read more...]

Snow vs. Spring!

Hi everyone! Yes I know...its been a few days.....but there has been a series of events that has kept me awfully busy since Friday..... It's called .....SNOW.... ....... yes, can you believe it?........SNOW.......like we didn't have enough! I have it on good authority that Mother Nature went to visit her second cousin on her mothers side who lives in Buffalo , NY and got snowed in! Her I-phone was not charged so she is unreachable! How does that sound?........ I know I didn't buy it either when my husband, the Plow God offered up this as an excuse for forging the most … [Read more...]

Progressive Lunch…

Sunshine!   two days in a row.... Seriously? It's still only 22 degrees out but at least the Sun is shining down on all our "Ice Trees"...... Today I'm hosting an impromptu Luncheon.......a few friends and I get together for lunch to plan our next get together, you've heard of Progressive Dinner Parties? where you go to one house for appetizers, then onto someone else for the main course and finally at the last house - dessert!....well we are doing something similar for lunch....with a twist......because its only lunch we choose the host, and we bring everything there....the twist? We … [Read more...]

Brownies & Rolls

The best brownies I ever made, hands down, were Ina's!   Now my husband is a type 2 diabetic and loves brownies, so I decided to take a break from sewing......(Yes I needed one), and bake today! I also made rolls from "SOURDOUGH STARTER" my dear friend Bettyann gave me ..... now, for the brownies what I did was replace 3/4 of the sugar requirement with Splenda......we taste no difference...... Ingredients 1 pound unsalted butter 1 pound plus 12 ounces semisweet chocolate chips 6 ounces unsweetened chocolate 6 extra-large eggs 3 tablespoons instant coffee granules 2 … [Read more...]

“HOT” Chocolate…

Needed to take a break from the sewing frenzy I'm on.....went for my tea cup and decided it was too cold, needed something sweet and hot....was surfing for hot chocolate recipes and came across so many! who knew? Here's one I found for now and for my Valentine's Day folder! Enjoy! Oh, my sewing machine is calling me......... Recipe courtesy of www.sucreeathens.blogspot.com 1 quart (1l) half-and-half or whole milk 8 ounces (230g) bittersweet or semisweet chocolate, finely chopped 4 ounces (115g) milk chocolate, finely chopped 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 tablespoon sugar 1 … [Read more...]