Posted by: marthabernie | January 17, 2017

Apfel Pfannkuchen (German Apple Pancake)

More apples….

Apfel Pfannkuchen (German Apple Pancake)

Posted by: marthabernie | January 16, 2017

13 Chocolate and Apple Recipes for Fall

Still lots of apples to choose from in the stores….

13 Chocolate and Apple Recipes for Fall

Posted by: marthabernie | January 16, 2017

Quick and Easy Posole

I tried making this for the first time a few years ago and I really like it, with or without the hominy:

Quick and Easy Posole

Posted by: marthabernie | January 15, 2017

Cocktails Bun(Chinese Style)

More on the Chinese theme….these look fairly easy to make:

Cocktails Bun(Chinese Style)

Posted by: marthabernie | January 14, 2017

Chinese Shrimp Dumplings 

My grand daughter loves potstickers, so we make them from scratch now and then though the ones from Trader Joe’s are very good, too!

Chinese Shrimp Dumplings 

Posted by: marthabernie | January 13, 2017

Double layered Pavlova with Pomegranate Whipped Cream

This is one impressive dessert!

Double layered Pavlova with Pomegranate Whipped Cream

Posted by: marthabernie | January 12, 2017

chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

Take a look at this one:

chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

Posted by: marthabernie | January 11, 2017


Take a look at this for a chocolate chip/chocolate chunk cookie recipe:

oh hey, 2017.

Posted by: marthabernie | January 10, 2017

Cheat’s Lasagne. Listening To Galapaghost.

The shortcut is the use of beef ravioli, take a look:

Cheat’s Lasagne. Listening To Galapaghost.

Posted by: marthabernie | January 10, 2017

Baking with B: 7 Days of Christmas Treats: Date Pecan Bars

My mother always made a few Christmas cookie recipes that got better with age.  This apparently is another one!

Baking with B: 7 Days of Christmas Treats: Date Pecan Bars

Posted by: marthabernie | January 8, 2017

Deep fryed Rosemary French fries

A flavorful take on french fries:

Deep fryed Rosemary French fries

Posted by: marthabernie | January 7, 2017

Saucy Stuffed Shells – Baked and Meatless

A meatless take on baked shells.  I love cooking with large shells.  I once made mac and cheese with both large and small shells, packing the large one with more grated cheddar and sauce.  It was total comfort food!  But have a look at this recipe for a meatless variation:

Saucy Stuffed Shells – Baked and Meatless

Posted by: marthabernie | January 6, 2017

Quick Naan Pizza

Naan bread is available in most grocery stores, so have a look at this quick pizza recipe:

Quick Naan Pizza

Posted by: marthabernie | January 5, 2017

A New Year’s Collection of Top Recipes on Easybaked!!

Here is a collection of 9 recipes from 2016 that were hugely popular.  Look at the Caramel Fudge Brownies is you want to see something really decadent!

A New Year’s Collection of Top Recipes on Easybaked!!

Posted by: marthabernie | January 4, 2017

Baking with B: 7 Days of Christmas Treats: Butterscotch Bars

I am still going through Christmas posts, so here is one that is good all year round:

Baking with B: 7 Days of Christmas Treats: Butterscotch Bars

Posted by: marthabernie | January 2, 2017

Sugar cookie turn to versatile cookie 

More on the very versatile sugar cookie:

Sugar cookie turn to versatile cookie 

Posted by: marthabernie | January 1, 2017

Christmas Tree Cookie Stacks

Did not get this one in before Christmas but want to post it anyway.  We used to do these when I was a child.  We also make Christmas trees with graduated layers of cake (different flavors).

Christmas Tree Cookie Stacks

Posted by: marthabernie | January 1, 2017

Molasses Gingerbread Cake – HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Someone gave me a jar of southern molasses and I have been trying to decide what to do with it….there may be enough to make this cake and also make a small batch of my grandmother’s molasses cookies:

Molasses Gingerbread Cake

Posted by: marthabernie | December 31, 2016

Champagne Cupcakes for New Year’s Eve

For New Year’s Eve:

Champagne Cupcakes for New Year’s Eve

Posted by: marthabernie | December 30, 2016

Southern Tomato Sandwich

My mother loved bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwiches.  But sometimes when the bacon ran out, she would eat tomatoes between two slices of toasted bread.  She told me once that they often ate tomato sandwiches on the farm in Missouri when she was growing up.  They generally always had meat, but with 8 kids, sometimes there weren’t a lot of leftovers.  They grew their own tomatoes in the summer and bread was made on a daily basis, so it’s not surprising that tomato sandwiches were eaten, if you think about it.  Below is a recipe for Southern tomato sandwiches.



Combine 1/2 cup mayo, 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice, one finely chopped garlic clove and one teaspoon black pepper.  Spread on one side of 4, 1/2 inch thick slices of white bread and top evenly with four large, sliced heirloom tomatoes.  Sprinkle with one teaspoon kosher salt and cover with 4 bread slices.  Serves 4.


Posted by: marthabernie | December 29, 2016

The World’s Best Buttermilk Biscuits (from Reese Witherspoon)

Here is a recipe from Reese Witherspoon, who is quite the cook and baker.  The key to this recipe is the frozen, grated butter:

The World’s Best Buttermilk Biscuits

1/2 cup butter (one stick) frozen

2-1/2 cups self rising flour

1 cup chilled buttermilk**

2 tablespoons butter, melted

Preheat oven to 475 degrees F. Grate frozen butter using larger holes of a box grater.  Toss together grated butter and flour in a medium bowl.  Chill 10 minutes.  Make a well in center of mixture, add the buttermilk and stir 15 times.  Dough will be sticky.  Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and lightly sprinkle flour over top o dough.  Using a floured rolling pin, roll dough into a 3/4 inch thick rectangle, about 9 x 5 inches.  Fold dough in half so short ends meet, repeat rolling and folding process 4 more times.  Roll dough to 1/2 inch thickness.  Cut with a 2-1/2 inch cutter floured, reshaping scraps and flouring as needed.  Place dough rounds on a parchment paper-lined jelly roll pan, bake at 475 degrees F for 15 minutes or until lightly browned.  Brush with melted butter and serve hot!


**NOTE:  I keep powdered buttermilk powder in the refrigerator at all times.  It’s not quite as good as fresh buttermilk, but in a pinch (or at night when I don’t feel like going out to the store), it works quite well.

Posted by: marthabernie | December 28, 2016

Chocolate Ganache

Whenever I see ganache on the Great British Baking Show, or the Great AMERICAN Baking Show (also with Mary Berry), they always comment on the finish…that it should be shiny.  I make ganache from time to time on fancy desserts and rarely pay any attention to the finish, LOL!  It’s all in the taste!

Chocolate Ganache

Posted by: marthabernie | December 27, 2016

Strawberry Cream Confetti Cups!


Cute idea for New Year’s!

Strawberry Cream Confetti Cups!

Posted by: marthabernie | December 27, 2016

Brandy Cake. Listening To Bishop Briggs.

A good way to use up the Christmas brandy!

Brandy Cake. Listening To Bishop Briggs.

Posted by: marthabernie | December 26, 2016

Baked Gingerbread Donuts

Take a look at this recipe:

Baked Gingerbread Donuts

Posted by: marthabernie | December 25, 2016

Chicken Tortilla Soup

Something without sugar!  LOL

Chicken Tortilla Soup

Posted by: marthabernie | December 24, 2016

Spice Crust Prawns and Sweet Potato Soup

A nice recipe for after Christmas…

Spice Crust Prawns and Sweet Potato Soup

These are incredible, take a look:

How to make sparkly chocolate snowflakes! And other shapes. Easier than you think…? 🙂

Posted by: marthabernie | December 22, 2016

No bake Malteser Pie

Malteasers are made by Mars (I think) and are widely available in Ireland and the UK.  I also find them at Cost Plus World Market.  Have a look at this no bake dessert:

No bake Malteser Pie

Posted by: marthabernie | December 21, 2016

The Worlds Best Hummus

Hummus is not my favorite thing, though some are better than others, they are generally healthy, and I often make it to serve to a large crowd.  Here is a really simple recipe:

The Worlds Best Hummus

Posted by: marthabernie | December 20, 2016

Perfect roast potatoes 

I agree that this is the best way to get crispy roast potatoes, and if you happen to be cooking a duck or a goose, using duck or goose fat is also a good way to crisp them up, though the cholesterol is high.  In Europe you can buy rendered duck and goose fats in the stores, especially at Christmas time.  Anyway, have a look at this link:

Perfect roast potatoes 

Posted by: marthabernie | December 19, 2016

Melt in Your Mouth Christmas Cutouts

Getting close to Christmas and baking time is running out!

Melt in Your Mouth Christmas Cutouts

Posted by: marthabernie | December 18, 2016

Chocolate Drizzled Orange Shortbread

Here is another variation on shortbread:

Chocolate Drizzled Orange Shortbread

Posted by: marthabernie | December 17, 2016


I think everyone has their mother’s favorite recipe for fudge…mine always made the standard one that was on the cocoa box until the marshmallow cream one came out in the 60’s or 70’s.  Then we always had that one.  That a look at this link:


Posted by: marthabernie | December 16, 2016

Heart Cinnamon Rolls with Apple, Hazelnuts and Pecan Nut Caramel

Love the shape of these!

Heart Cinnamon Rolls with Apple, Hazelnuts and Pecan Nut Caramel

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