Rhubarb Clafouti

by Heather Harris Brady I have a feeling this is a pretty old recipe, I found it in one of my vintage Farm Journal Pie cookbooks and tweaked it. They call it Rhubarb Popover, which is kind of true, but I like the name clafouti because that sounds more like a dessert. Either way, it…

Quick Chocolate Candy Cake

by Heather Harris Brady This cake is something you’re going to want to bookmark for the times you need to throw a dessert together in a hurry. The recipe is from one of my favorite cookbooks, Classic Home Desserts by Richard Sax. It’s an amazing book and the fact we lost Richard Sax at such…

Mini Cheesecakes

by Heather Harris Brady This is a nice recipe if you feel like cheesecake but would rather forgo having extra tempting servings sitting around. This gives you four polite-sized servings for a dinner party with no leftovers! I used orange and mini chips, but feel free to vary the flavorings however you wish. I bake…

Quick Orange Cinnamon Breakfast Rolls

by Heather Harris Brady These rolls are something of a guilty pleasure from my childhood that I’ve passed on to my kids, I made them to mimic the ones that come in the can with the little plastic container of orange icing. This recipe is nearly as quick, and they’re delicious without all the extra…

Panna Cotta with Pears and Salted Caramel

by Heather Harris Brady Panna cotta is quick, easy, delicious and hard to photograph. From all accounts it just appeared sometime in Italy in the 1960’s, first thickened with egg whites like a custard and baked in a water bath, until someone hit on the idea of adding gelatin. If you have a cold refrigerator…

Sugarfree Apple Butter (in the crockpot)

by Heather Harris Brady My Aunt Blanche (actually my grandmother’s cousin but that’s neither here nor there) was in her mid-90’s when she passed away earlier this year. She was a small bubbly woman who married a tall quiet man from North Carolina. Whenever they would come for summer visits she was like the Energizer…

Fried Rice

by Heather Harris Brady We headed into this week coming off a grueling 18-hour roadtrip so easy comfort food has been the order of the day all week. This fried rice is amazing, adaptable and it makes the house smell great. I used brown rice, but you could also use jasmine or basmati. I chose…

Sunday Night Cake with Chocolate Sauce

by Heather Harris Brady Hopefully everyone’s out enjoying their July days – here’s a simple butter cake if you like to celebrate a weekend meal with dessert like I do. Without the sauce the cake would be lovely topped with sliced fresh fruit but with the sauce you have options. You do the cake and…

Sopapillas

by Heather Harris Brady These will be featured in a colossal sundae recipe yet to come, but I’m posting them now because they are a quick and festive thing for a Father’s Day breakfast or BBQ. They fry up light and pillowy on the inside, crispy and delicious on the outside. Plus, the house smells…

Quick Fudge Cake

by Heather Harris Brady I thought I’d share this recipe now, because it’s a lovely way to showcase fresh summer fruit. You can have this in the oven in under 10 minutes too, leaving you more time for summer fun. I’ve shown a thick layer there but you could also do two thin layers, to…

Man’oushe, Za’atar Flatbread

by Heather Harris Brady Man’oushe is a Lebanese flatbread, spread with olive oil and the spice blend za’atar then cooked quickly on a stone or clay. Not that there’s anything wrong with pulling some pita bread out of a bag to have with your hummus or baba ghanoush, but there’s no comparison once you’ve had…

Raspberry Chocolate Cream Pie

by Heather Harris Brady This pie happened and things got ugly at our house. When the last few slices got divvied up a riot practically broke out. And it all started innocently enough, when my son when to Chicago on a field trip and brought me back this from the Ghirardelli store: Which was nice….