When wondering what dessert to fix for “The Wow Your Wo(man) Meal” (stay tuned for more recipes to complete the meal!), the one dessert that kept coming to mind was chocolate cake – this cake. It is chocolatey, perfectly dense, moist, tried & true, not overly sweet and taste great with almost any icing. It is the cake that will make a person swoon. I have a deep, deep crush on this cake. In fact, I might as well admit to being “head-over-heels-in-love” with this cake.
I am a crouton snob. I am a crouton snob because I have been spoiled by the best croutons – anywhere!! They used to be served at The Pear Tree Restaurant in Bevier, MO, but unfortunately that restaurant burned to the ground last November. Thank goodness they are still served at the family’s other restaurant, AJ’s Eat & Drink in Macon, MO. These little crunchies are so good, I sometimes stop in Macon, while traveling through, to get a soda and a bag of croutons for a tasty snack.
Sugared Almonds – Delicious! Lettuce Salad – Delicious! Sugared almonds added to lettuce salad – Doubly Delicious!!
This is the ingredient that takes an average salad from the mundane to “Oh my goodness, this salad is GREAT!”
You might want to double this recipe – these almonds are terrific as a snack.
Susie here with another ‘How-tos with Suse”. I have a confession to make. I am a NOVICE cookie decorator. I really enjoy the process, but still have much to learn. Now after confessing my lack of expertise, I have learned some valuable lessons about cookie decorating.
i haven’t posted in what seems like FOREVER!!! i’ve been neglecting my cause—my domestic goddess cause!! things have been pretty crazy lately. wedding planning, house shopping, dealing with my rowdy animal children…EXCITING STUFF!! really things are so fun right now. this year is already beginning as the best of my life…and if i’m going to be the wifey i want to be…i need to continue learning my way around a kitchen!
so i interrupt my wedding planning and house hunting to bring you…BREAKFAST PIZZA. our family has been eating this since 1991 (according to my mother’s impeccable recipe cards). this is my very favorite breakfast she makes, and i always request that she makes it on Christmas morning. this year…i requested that she teach me how to make it on Christmas morning!!! (times, they are a-changin!)