Monthly Archives October 2013

Starbuck’s Coffee Coffeecake

A final swirl gives this espresso dessert a fancy touch. If you don’t like coffee, don’t attempt this recipe. This is for people who love coffee. The granules will give off a very coffee flavor.
Bowl #1: Espresso Mixture
1/3 cup granulated sugar
4 ½ teaspoons of espresso or 2 tablespoons of instant coffee granules mixed with 2 tablespoons hot water until dissolved
1 ½ teaspoons of ground cinnamon...
Read More

Italian Peach Pie Crostata

A crostata is an Italian free-form open fruit tart – shape it any way you like. My mother in law found this recipe. I am so happy with the outcome and everyone who tried it enjoyed it. You can serve it right out of the oven with your favorite vanilla ice cream.
This recipe is based on one from Frank Stitt’s Southern Table, Recipes and Gracious Traditions from Highland’s Bar and Grill (Artisan, 200...
Read More

Hawaiian Macaroni Salad

I tried this pasta salad at a bridal shower. I fell in love instantly. It was unique because of the many different flavors. Spicy from the Tabasco and sweet from the relish and pineapple. I begged for the recipe from a woman that made this dish but didn’t attend the party.


1 pound elbow macaroni (cook per instructions on the box)

1 whole seasoned Rotisserie Chicken from Costco

2 large carrots...

Read More