Aug 25, 2015

Apple Pear Crisp (with a personal health issue on the side)

An apple crisp is a comforting, delicious dessert. It isn't the most photographic thing in the food realm, but trust me that this recipe is a winner.

I've been meaning to mention something personal with you folks, which normally I would keep private, but in this case it affects the blog directly. A few months back I found out that I have a degenerative eye disease, keratoconus

I am newly into my thirties and dealing with a lot of vision problems which is frustrating for every day life and also for the blog. When I take photographs and am trying to take a picture that is in focus, my eye situation makes it extremely hard. As I am editing photographs on my computer, even having zoomed in and putting my face up to the monitor, it is extremely hard to tell what is or isn't in focus. 

In the winter I am planning on having eye surgery (fingers crossed that I am a good candidate), so hopefully down the road it is less of an issue. For the time being, my apologies if the photographs aren't as perfect or sharp as I would like. I am trying my best for you guys and I appreciate you hanging in there.

With that out of the way, bake up a dish of pure fall goodness. Spicy, soft pears and apples with a crisp oatmeal topping. I prefer it plain so the flavor of the pears really comes through, but feel free to garnish with lightly sweetened whipped cream or vanilla ice cream. Enjoy!

Aug 19, 2015

Sharp White Cheddar No Knead Bread

Oh my goodness. This sharp white cheddar bread is so simple to make and tastes amazing. I've made a few no knead breads on the blog before. I have my go to No Knead Artisan Bread, a Chocolate and Orange No Knead Bread and even a No Knead Pizza Bread. The blog was due for an addition and this is a truly delicious addition indeed.

I came across this recipe at the food blog, Cinnamon Spice & Everything Nice. As I was searching my archives, I realized I've actually posted two adapted recipes that came from Reeni at Cinnamon Spice & Everything Nice. The Mexican Street Corn and Mexican Street Corn Pasta Salad, respectively. Reeni has a huge resource of recipes at her blog, be sure to pop over and find stuff to try. Many thanks to CS&EN for the recipe. Enjoy!

The crust has a really great cheddar flavor to it, so swipe those end pieces. add a bit of butter and enjoy them all to yourself.

Aug 3, 2015

Banana Slush Punch

After getting a bit burnt out on the standard cranberry juice and pineapple punches, I tried this recipe for Banana Slush Punch. It was simply fantastic. The original recipe makes a LOT so I cut this in half. Many thanks to Macaroni & Cheesecake for this recipe.

Plan ahead as it needs to freeze overnight. Enjoy!