Wholegrain Cocktail Rye Bread

I love menu planning as much as I love baking and when I start thinking about what we should have for a particular meal, whether it’s a weeknight dinner for the two of us or a special party for twelve, early in the process I take inventory of ingredients I already have on hand and develop the menu using those ingredients to their best advantage. For instance, a few weeks ago we invited some friends over for dinner and as I began to consider various menu options, I immediately decided to use the smoked salmon that we purchased a couple of days earlier. Continue reading “Wholegrain Cocktail Rye Bread”

Blender Brazilian Cheese Puffs

I’m fascinated by the foods of other cultures and I can happily spend days researching authentic ethnic menus and recipes to create a special meal for family and guests.  A few years ago I did just that when Joe and I invited good friends over for a Brazilian dinner and today’s recipe came about as a result of that dinner. Continue reading “Blender Brazilian Cheese Puffs”

Savory Biscotti With Parmesan and Rosemary

One of the gifts that I received for Christmas was a biscotti pan from our oldest daughter.  I was delighted because this is a high quality pan, and because I’ve been wanting to make biscotti for a while Continue reading “Savory Biscotti With Parmesan and Rosemary”