Lavender Biscuits

Lavender Biscuits

I remember the first day of my ninth grade Home Economics Class.  A class filled to the brim with giggling, and not so serious, ninth grade girls. Half listening to our Teacher talk about the foundation of Southern cuisine. The biscuit. Bet you … [Read more...]

Eggs in Purgatory with Spring Greens

baked eggs in tomato sauce

My chicken gals are rolling out the eggs these days.  I’ve been passing them out to my lovely neighbors who put up with an occasional cranky hen.  One that decides to exercise her vocal chords at 6am or during the dinner hour.   I adore my plump and … [Read more...]

Crab and Egg White Muffins

crab and egg white muffins, gluten free

There's a whole lot of egg love goin' on at The Bennett Camp.  Orange Cinnamon Raisin Baked French Toast and now these tasty little Crab and Egg White Muffins. It’s possible I’m a tiny bit over joyed with my chicken gals. They’ve been laying at … [Read more...]

Orange Cinnamon Raisin Baked French Toast

orange, cinnamon, raisin baked french toast

With sleepy eyes and mussed hair my youngest gal saunters into the kitchen for breakfast.  On the weekends my sassy gal of 14 is the last one to rise. I know she can smell whatever I’m cooking.  The lingering scent of food travels right to her … [Read more...]

Run To The Bus Breakfast

banana maple oatcakes

My kitchen was tea and jelly stained Saturday morning.  Trying desperately to get the “perfect” picture of these delicious little lovelies, I must have been leaning over to far and my darling little red step stool went flying out from under … [Read more...]

Raspberry Jam Muffins

jam filled muffins prepared with Einkorn wheat flour

I’ve always felt dinner was the easy meal.  You know me, I’m all over dinner.  It’s been my life’s work for the last 13 years and I’d like to believe I’ve gotten it down to a science.  Well... most days anyway. But breakfast?  Ugh.  It’s the meal … [Read more...]

Spiced Banana Bread

Banana Bread recipe with fresh ground spices and buttermilk

A really good banana bread is like a dear friend.  A friend that has been with you through thick and thin, and all of the in between.  A constant in one’s life with fortitude that transcends the test of time. Banana bread is enticing to the … [Read more...]

Baked Eggs in a Basket

Soft baked eggs and cheese in Canadian bacon

My twin sister will cringe when she reads this blog post.  Sunshine was my nickname in high school.  Yep, I was quite the perky gal.  Too perky probably.  Annoyingly positive.  I’m not sure why.  Life certainly wasn’t always sunshine and roses.  But … [Read more...]

Sweet Potato and Apple Bread Pudding

Sweet potato bread pudding

Much of my daily culinary work leads me down the path of nutrition.   It's amazing the healing power of whole foods, herbs and spices. "Food should not only satisfy our hunger, it should nourish our body, feed our soul and delight our senses"  … [Read more...]

Apple Cinnamon Breakfast Cake

Ranger Craig and I are always looking for the next big adventure.  Probably Ranger Craig more than me.  Which is why he was the Ranger and I clearly would never pass basic training.   And although I truly love home and hearth, I love to experience … [Read more...]

Blackberry Breakfast Cake with Streudel Topping… and a flight to Ranger Creek

My idea of flying with Ranger Craig is a trip over to the islands, to visit one of the fabulous Farmer's Markets.  As I've mentioned before, I'm a fair weather flyer.  A fair weather flyer that likes to land on a nice black top runway.  A runway with … [Read more...]

Crab and Bay Shrimp Omelettes… and a Day Trip to Orcas Island

Many years ago, when I first met Ranger Craig, he told me one of his favorite pastimes was flying.  I remember saying "that's so nice".  Never imagining, not even in my wildest dreams, that someday I'd actually fly with him. My first flight in … [Read more...]