“Chuzzlewit Cheese Pie 2 cups half-and-half 4 ounces (1 stick) unsalted butter ½ cup all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder ½ teaspoon sea salt ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper 2 teaspoons Dijon-style mustard 8 large eggs ½ pound extra-sharp Cheddar cheese, grated ½ pound Gruyère cheese, grated In a small saucepan, heat the half-and-half over medium-lowContinue reading

The Most Amazing Chocolate Cake

The Most Amazing Chocolate Cake is here. Moist, chocolaty perfection. This is the chocolate cake you’ve been dreaming of!— Read on thestayathomechef.com/the-most-amazing-chocolate-cake/ Zachary chose this recipe for his birthday cake this year. We had so much fun putting this together. We chose to make the 2/3 recipe because a three layer cake seemed like tooContinue reading “The Most Amazing Chocolate Cake”

Happy New Year!

There are two New Year’s Day traditions in our house. James must have his black-eyed peas and I must have pork and sauerkraut. Ever since 1997, we have been enjoying both the Pennsylvania Dutch and the Southern dishes on New Year’s Day, and it is something that we both look forward to with a greatContinue reading “Happy New Year!”

When Gumbo Calls My Name

I never heard of gumbo or even okra for that matter before visiting New Orleans back in the early 90’s. I was there with a friend and while he attended conferences, I met a fun-loving woman from Connecticut whose husband was attending the same conferences. Although I forget her last name, I will forever beContinue reading “When Gumbo Calls My Name”

Sausage Egg and Cheese Minis

The first Sunday we attended the Mooresburg Presbyterian Church, there was a delicious fellowship brunch after the church service, and for some reason I had the impression that they did this every Sunday. I was enamored with the idea of breaking bread together on a regular basis, and the next week I prepared food toContinue reading “Sausage Egg and Cheese Minis”