Category Archives: cookbook review

Browned Butter Molasses Oat Cookies with Maple Icing

Let the baking begin! November is the kick-off to the official start of baking season. Holiday cookies, Thanksgiving rolls, party appetizers, loaves of bread for nice neighbors…the list goes on an on. Soften your butter, get out the cinnamon and the mixer and start baking. A freezer can be a baker’s best friend, as most [...]

Salty Caramel Ice Cream

Summer is drawing to a close. V’s of geese are cutting through the skies most evenings. The temperatures have cooled (slightly). A few ambitious trees have sent ┬áleaves scarlet. It’s been a good one–very hot, very dry, but good. The garden is full to bursting, we’ve logged many hours at the pool and we’ve made [...]

A Tallgrass Kitchen Gift Guide 2011

The holidays are coming, the goose is getting fat, chestnuts are roasting and all that. Although I prefer to keep gift giving low-key, finding the perfect gift for your loved ones can be a fun and fulfilling part of the season. Here are a few delicious little items (many kitchen-related, some plain fun) that may [...]

Butterscotch Bars

This may be shocking, but I will always pass on chocolate if caramel is available. Chocolate is delicious, but something buttery, brown sugary, and chewy is my preference. You can see how chewy and scrumptious these are from the picture above. They have a lot of butter, but I can sneak one from the pan [...]

Ravioli Salad with Cilantro Pumpkinseed Pesto

It has been far too long. Summer, traveling, work, family, a feeble attempt to work out from time to time and several good books have kept me from posting here. But I haven’t stopped cooking (or photographing), so I do have some splendid things to share with you–including several preserving recipes. So if you have [...]