Ginger Snaps

It seems that all my favorite recipes come with a story – and this one is no exception.

Every time I make Ginger Snaps I have to smile thinking of a couple stories behind them: When I was growing up my mother would make Ginger Snaps, which were my brother Jon’s favorite (at the time). The only way that Mom could make them last was to hide them in a place where Jon would never find them… Continue reading Ginger Snaps

Welsh Breakfast Cakes


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I am always looking for new ideas to use at my bed and breakfast (Lasting Impressions B&B). The other day I was looking through some of my cookbooks when I came across this one for Welsh Breakfast Cakes. It was in the “King Arthur Flour Baker’s Companion Cookbook.” I had never heard of them before so I thought Continue reading Welsh Breakfast Cakes

Buttermilk Syrup

Have you every had Buttermilk Syrup? I usually have buttermilk in my refrigerator because I use it when I make bread and when I make Ranch Dressing, and sometimes I even Continue reading Buttermilk Syrup

Strawberry Flan

In the last post I talked about cooking at a ranch out of West Yellowstone. I acquired this recipe from my assistant cook, “Weezie” during that time. She had just graduated from the Cordon Bleu School of Cooking in London and so I considered myself lucky to be able to Continue reading Strawberry Flan

BBQ Ribs

Every time I make this recipe for BBQ Ribs I think of the summer my son Bob and I worked at the Elkhorn Ranch out of West Yellowstone. It was one of my favorite jobs as I was able to spend quality time with my son as well as Continue reading BBQ Ribs

White Bread

I love homemade “soft/fluffy” white bread. This recipe is easy as well as good. The ingredients part of the recipe I modified a little from a recipe I found in the cookbook “The Bread Lover’s Bread Machine Cookbook” – but I don’t Continue reading White Bread

French Waffles

Gia – Now and Then!

French Waffles first came about when my granddaughter Gia came for a visit in 2007. This last week GIa graduated from high school and that is what started me thinking about her last 18 years. It just doesn’t seem possible that she could be old enough to be graduating as it was “just yesterday” that Continue reading French Waffles

Brazilian Cheese Rolls

I was first introduced to Brazilian Cheese Rolls by my exchange student Alexandre Aragão from Vitoria, Brazil. He told me about how he and his father would Continue reading Brazilian Cheese Rolls

Freezing Bacon

Just a quick tip for today: I can’t remember where I saw this – but I have been doing it for a few months now and just love it. When I bought bacon I  would Continue reading Freezing Bacon

City Chicken

This post for City Chicken is in memory of my oldest son Scot who would have been 49 today, May 16, 2016. It was one of his favorite dishes growing up and he asked for it often. Continue reading City Chicken

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