Rich, Decadent Brownie Torte with Coconut-Pecan Icing

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is img_0199-2-e1605033582175.jpgThis is astoundingly delicious.  You can feel your arteries clogging and you don’t care, as you reach for another piece.  The Goddess loves German Chocolate Cake, but when she says this, well, let’s just say that she’s moved on to the dark side.  Dark chocolate.  Yeah.  What were you thinking anyway?  I ran across a recipe for a German chocolate sort of thing and I thought that seemed like a decent idea.  But, of course, I totally messed with it and changed it around, adding things and taking things away.  This is the end result.  Continue reading

Jamaican Patties

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The Spicy Honey loves Jamaican patties.  They’re spicy (like him!) and just a quick, full-flavored bite, that’s perfect for lunch or a snack or dinner or breakfast.  In other words, good any time, any place.  Continue reading

Brussels Sprout, Fennel and Leek Soup

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This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is img_0474.jpgBrussels Sprout and Fennel Chowder.  Hmmmm.  Intriguing, no?  There’s cabbage soup, so why not Brussels sprouts, in liquid form.  Well, folks, it works and it works well.  This soup is vegetarian, even vegan, if you omit the cheese (but why would you?).  It’s filling, without being heavy. And most importantly, it just tastes really, really delicious.  Continue reading

Apple-Fennel & Bleu Cheese Salad

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When autumn arrives, so do apples and pears.  In abundance.  Today, The Goddess is focusing on apples.  The varieties of older and new apples has positively exploded.  And that’s a delicious thing.  This salad is very close to a Waldorf Salad.  But, of course, The Goddess made a couple of changes.  This graces our Thanksgiving table almost every year.  Continue reading

Spicy Peanut Chicken with Lime

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This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is img_3859.jpgI saw this on a Facebook page I follow.  It looked so delicious and we haven’t had chicken.  My version is based on a Jamie Oliver recipe, but I roamed pretty freely from his version.  You know, The Goddess is a born culinary wanderer.  Continue reading

Chunky Apple (and Pear) Butter, Instant Pot

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I have an Instant Pot.  I love it.  I have a slow-cooker.  And I love that, too.  And either is a great way to make fruit butter…but, today, we’re making Apple-Pear Butter…mmm…autumn in a jar!  Continue reading

Turkish Pide with Cheese, Meat or Vegetable Filling

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I’ve been meaning to make pide (in case you’re wondering, it’s pronounced “PEE-day”) for quite some time.  This is street food, at its very best.  And this dough?  It is positively fabulous and wonderful to work with.  I’ve given you a couple of filling options, and then some!  Continue reading

Mandarin, Green Bean, Tomato, Cucumber and Olive Salad

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This is a great little salad.  It’s pretty, it holds up well and it’s delicious.  Mandarins have just come into the market and they are wonderful.  I find, you can eat the entire being, peel and all.  And they’re gorgeous and just scream autumn. Continue reading

Mount Pelion Cheese Bread

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This is a great dough to work with and the fillings are really limitless. Mount Pelion, which took its name from the mythical king Peleus, father of Achilles, is considered one of the most beautiful mountains in Greece. The local cuisine specializes in charcuterie, and a hearty stew called, spentzofáï. These little breads resemble a Mount, and would be a perfect accompaniment to either the charcuterie or a stew.

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Apple Fritter Bread

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I was flying around the InterWebs and ran across a reference to Apple Fritter Bread, and I thought it sounded wonderful…but that one was a quick bread.  I wanted a yeast bread and then I found one.  So I took to my handy-dandy roll recipe and made a change here and there, so here we are!  This dough is pillowy soft and somewhat sticky, but a dream to work with.  I takes a bit longer for it to raise, because it’s both rich and sweet.  You know, good things!

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