After a recent trip to San Francisco to visit my best friend and her new baby I was reintroduced to french toast. Now, I'm not much of a sweet breakfast person, I much prefer a savory breakfast over waffles or the like, but french toast made with actual french bread is another story. Continue Reading »

homemade Applesauce

The changing of the leaves that signify the start of fall remind me of Saturdays spent touring the apple orchards in Southwestern Wisconsin as a child. On a recent trip back home to Wisconsin, I had the opportunity to experience the fall foliage that I have longed for for the last 4 years since moving to Southern California. During that trip, my sister, mother and I made a stop at a local orchard on the way to my grandparents' home to do some fall baking. When it was all said and done we had 6 apple pies, a pan of apple crisp and a pot of applesauce. Continue Reading »

St. Patty's Day has come and gone and all we are left with is a hangover and leftover corned beef. This is the perfect opportunity to create my favorite corned beef recipe - Homemade Corned Beef Hash. I personally prefer my corned beef shredded in the food processor with minimal ingredients (potatoes and onions). However, by definition, hash is a combination of finely chopped ingredients; so use any and all of your leftovers from the Corned Beef and Cabbage Recipe. The actual ingredients and measurements will vary depending on the leftovers you have. If you prefer a more rustic hash roughly chop the ingredients, rather than dicing. Continue Reading »