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Goat Cheese & Fig Galette, with honey

Goat Cheese & Fig Galette

  Those of you that follow At Home with Vicki Bensinger know that I’m all about making things easy these days. I love cooking but when you’re running all over the place all day long, easy is what I need when it comes to making meals. The same holds...

Applewood Smoked Bacon & Cotswold Scones

Applewood Smoked Bacon & Cotswold Scones

What is it about the holidays that makes all the work you’ve put into eating healthy all year suddenly disappear? I suppose we all deserve to splurge occasionally, and enjoy the foods put in front of us that look inviting. 

Honey Cake with Apple Butter

Homemade Apple Butter

Ever since I was a child I’ve loved applesauce.  Back  in those days everything was made with sugar, and applesauce was no exception.  Nowadays if I purchase applesauce it’s natural without sugar, and quite frankly who needs the sugar when you’re already using a sweet apple! 

Grilled Lamb Chops with Fresh Mint Sauce

Grilled Lamb Chops with Fresh Mint Sauce

It’s been ages since I’ve made lamb chops.  I use to make them at least twice a month. Then one day my family told me they really weren’t fond of them and preferred I make something else – that was years ago. So the other night I decided to...

Homemade Fig Jam

When I was a little girl one of my favorite cookies was a Fig Newton.  Even if I had a choice between a chocolate cookie and a Fig Newton, I’d always take the Fig Newton.  I’m a huge fan of chocolate so that actually surprises me. 

Mediterranean Tomato Jam!

  If you’ve ever been to the Mediterranean you know that the tomatoes there are like nothing you’ve ever tasted in the U.S.  Though I don’t have those tomatoes to cook with I can still create dishes that are luscious, and dream I’m sitting by the turquoise sea while...

Virtually No Fat Banana Bread

May was such a crazy month, I feel like I’ve barely had time to post anything.  My daughter graduated from college up in Boston.  All of us attended and spent a wonderful weekend together as a family.  Then back to St. Louis, just in time to have carpet replaced in our...

Brandied Apple & Brioche Pudding!

Did you know there are over 7500 varieties of apples worldwide, and of those, 2500 are grown in the United States?  That’s a lot of apples!  Those 2500 varieties are grown in 36 U.S states and while they come in all shades of red, green and yellow with the smallest the...

Strawberry Balsamic Jam and Peach Crostata!

There’s nothing as simple as making a crostata.  This italian rustic freeform dessert is perfect anytime of the year.  If company is coming over and you want to prepare an effortless yet delicious dessert to serve with coffee this is ideal. While visiting the blog Scrambled Henfruit last week I happened the...

Turmeric: The Spice, Health Benefits & Recipe

Oftentimes when I’m out running around and lunch time rolls around I’ll stop in at Whole Foods, an incredible health foods market, to pick up some lunch. They have a vast variety of prepared foods to choose from that are so healthy and fresh. I love it. One of...