Rum Balls

   Every time I go to the German deli/bakery, I always have to get 1 or 2 (or 3) rum balls, which almost never make it home.  I started thinking about trying to make these at home, but every recipe I could find called for crushed chocolate cookies, which made very firm rum balls, nothing…

Roast Beef

   I’ve been making roast beef since my husband and I started living together over 25 years ago.   I never realized I’d been doing it all wrong.  It was always a roll of the dice whether it would be over cooked or not.   He always said it tasted good, but I would be…

Orange Thyme Turkey

It’s Thanksgiving here and that means turkey!    3 out of the 4 of us in my house are pretty excited about that.   My oldest son will be having hot dogs.  This is the way I have been making turkey for a few years now and it never disappoints. Firstly, obviously thaw your turkey.  …

Corn Bread Muffins

   I’ve been making these corn bread muffins for years now, since my boys were little (they’re both taller than me now).  Sometimes when I make this, I put it into mini muffin cups and put in a piece of hot dog, to make mini corn dog poppers.   Always made for a great after…

Crumpets

I grew up eating crumpets.  I actually think I was the only one in my family that ate them, but I absolutely loved them, especially with butter and honey. So you have no idea how excited I was when I first tried making them myself.   Okay, I was disappointed in the results but I’ve…

30 Minute Buns

These are the easiest buns to make, especially if you are strapped for time. Start off by preheating your oven to 425 degrees F. In the bowl of your stand mixer, mix together slightly more than a cup of warm water (110 to 115 degrees F) with 2 Tbsp. Active dry yeast (yes, I know…