13 posts tagged virginia

Baked Vanilla Custard With Nutmeg: A Last Minute Holiday Dessert

Last Saturday afternoon, I was trying to come up with an idea for a festive Holiday dessert. After looking through my new cookbook, I realized that I neither had the time nor the ingredients to bake, ... Continue Reading

English Popovers: A Christmas Tradition

It was 1940 in Hamstead, England. Audrey Lloyd was a British girl in her teens, attending St. Christopher boarding school.   Life changed quickly however, when The Second World War began. Audrey ... Continue Reading

Virginia Feature: Oatmeal Fig Squares

Bring on the Holidays! Thanksgiving and Christmas are just around the corner. So it’s time to start planning your Holiday menu. Peppermint, gingerbread, chestnuts, and figs are just a few of the ... Continue Reading

Virginia Feature: Halloween Elmo Cupcakes

When my daughter was nine months old, I went back to work. As I was making the transition from full time mom to part-time working mom, my husband and I searched high and low for dolls to comfort her ... Continue Reading

Virginia Feature: Mini Pumpkin Cupcakes with Friends

It’s pumpkin season! Pumpkins, sweaters, and the return of good TV, mark the beginning of fall. After spending the summer months bathing in the summer sunshine, pumpkin treats help ease us out of ... Continue Reading

Virginia Feature: Cinnamon Sweet Potato Muffin Recipe

Fall is in the air! After a summer of record heat and humidity, the cooler temperature is a welcome change. The green leaves are starting to turn gold, and cinnamon flavored treats are front and ... Continue Reading

Virginia Feature: Lulu Makes Crusty Yogurt Baguettes with her Nani

Homemade bread from scratch was a staple in our house when I was growing up. I can remember coming home from school to the comforting scent of Mom’s freshly baked bread, still warm from the ... Continue Reading

Virginia Feature: Homemade Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

Chocolate is a treat associated with feelings of affection. Smelling and eating chocolate can create sensations of happiness and love. With it’s slight caffeine content, chocolate even has the ... Continue Reading

Virginia Feature: Baked Beignets Dipped in Chocolate

“Beignet,” the French word for donut, is made out of fried dough with a dusting of powdered sugar on top. There is nothing quite like the scent of sweet fried dough. When I was a student in ... Continue Reading

Virginia Feature: Watermelon Pops

Inspired by the French way of making small delicious treats out of very few ingredients, these fresh watermelon pops, or Purée de Pastèque, hit the spot on a hot summer day. This homemade ... Continue Reading