Recipes

Homemade Granola for the Holidays!

It’s December and I am thinking of what can be a handmade gift for the holidays that can be wrapped up and packaged to give to special friends and family near and far, kids that are away at school or working now and that special someone that will bring them holiday cheer. […]

Laurie’s Pea Pleaser recipe in WNC Magazine

You may shell your summer peas on the porch with a bowl in your lap, or buy them cleaned from a tailgate market. No matter how you procure these little green beauties,  Hendersonville Chef Laurie Bakke, author of Laurie Bakke’s Cookbook, has a fresh pea dip recipe worthy of their […]

Perfect sides for Grilled Summer Dishes!

What goes perfectly with Grilled Lamb Burgers, steak, and most other grilled summer dishes? Zesty Sweet-Hot BBQ Tater Fries & Grilled, Caramelized Red Onions! Two yummy creations, one of which, the Sweet-Hot BBQ Tater Fries, was adapted from the 2008, summer issue of Bon Appetit. So give them a whirl yourself […]

May is National Burger Month!

This is the time of year, with Memorial Day here, when we start thinking about the outdoors, gardens, grills and food.  As I sit today, I am thinking of the types of burgers (meat or not) and the vast condiments that accompany our meals through the summer. First, I can […]

Laurie’s recipes on Carolina Epicurean

Did you know that Laurie’s recipes can now be found on Carolina Epicurean? Visit this link (http://carolinaepicurean.com/2012/03/lavender-and-wildflower-honey-creme-brulee/) or visit the home page and check out the section: NOW YOU’RE COOKING – RECIPES FROM SOME OF OUR FAVORITE COOKS. You’ll find the secret to Laurie’s Lavender and Wildflower Honey Creme Brulee, […]

April Trip to Tybee Island

I took a week off and traveled to Charleston, SC and Tybee Island in Georgia, just outside of Savannah. The first part of the trip to Charleston began with my sister, Janet Jacobson.  We were looking for relaxation, good food, art galleries and time to read our books.  We took […]