Cornmeal Crust Black Raspberry Pecan Pie INGREDIENTS: Serves 8 For the crust: 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons sugar 1 teaspoon cornmeal 1/2 cup shortening 8 tablespoons butter, cold 4-5 tablespoons ice-cold water For the filling: 1 tablespoon butter 2 cups black raspberries (or red raspberries, if unavailable) 1 1/2 cup bourbon…Continue Reading “Cornmeal Crust Black Raspberry Pecan Pie”

  A sprawling Thanksgiving spread deserves a table that’s equally as enticing. Creating a functional yet fabulous Thanksgiving table is much less time consuming than you may think, and with a few smart shopping tips will only cost you a few bucks. Golden Thanksgiving Table Earthy Thanksgiving Buffet  Lustrous Seasonal Centerpiece Gilded Pumpkin Centerpiece Mushroom…Continue Reading “5 Easy Thanksgiving Centerpieces”

Mushroom Soup

After a wonderful week at the beach for The World Food Championships (more coming about that later), Gail sent me home with a surplus of extra mushrooms. What to do with all those mushrooms? Make a creamy Mushroom Soup loaded with the savory flavors of parsley and thyme. Top with some crunchy croutons or crusty…Continue Reading “Mushroom Soup”