Tag: apples

simple quick apple tart

simple quick apple tart

You know, I know a lot of people want to get back in the kitchen and cook, but I also know most of you don’t want to have complicated recipes that require the steps of getting a new tax act passed and the ingredient list of a monthly grocery shopping […]

orange apple upside down pie

orange apple upside down pie

Sometimes you don’t mess with an icon. And, in this case, the apple pie is an icon in America. You’ve heard the saying, ‘It’s about as American as apple pie!’ But, being the slight ‘rebel’ I am, certainly not in a negative sense but in a way that makes things […]

apple parfait bundt cake

apple parfait bundt cake

There’s nothing more inviting and helpful than an easy cake recipe! One that cuts a few corners, saves you some time, but gives you that end product that you’re so very proud of. This apple parfait bundt cake is just that! There are actually two steps. Step one is with […]

apple fig custard open faced pie

apple fig custard open faced pie

When apples are in season, it’s time to buy bushels and bags of them and enjoy the bounties of these sweet crisp fruits. This apple fig custard open faced pie is made in a half sheet cake pan and will serve a crowd! You can make ahead, then pop in […]

beet watermelon salad

beet watermelon salad

If there’s anything about some of my recipe creations I know it’s the ‘unexpected.’ Yes, I believe in mixing it up, trying new things, looking at ingredients in different ways, in different combinations. And, I think this beet watermelon salad falls into that genre of ally recipes. I think what […]

~za’tar grilled sausage apple potato & onion skewers & a sunnyside egg~

za’atar sausage skewers & a sunnyside egg

For me being a foodie means discovering new and exciting ways to gussy up the flavors and ingredients we love~~those things that have been around for eons, those things we grew up with, and those things that probably our mamas made for us~~yep, those childhood eats that probably seared huge […]

apple jack tart

apple jack tart

Apples. Spices. Jack Daniels. And, what do you have? An apple jack tart. Chocked totally full of fresh tender apples, leave those skins on for texture, beauty and nutrition, mix with an array of spices, some sweetness and a splash of Jack, and you’re in business. Now, if you don’t […]

grannysmith apple ginger cake

grannysmith apple ginger cake

Fresh apples just make me happy! I mean they’re just so versatile, available and diverse in the kinds of apples out there. I really like mine crispy. Then I swing between sweet and tart. So, with this recipe, I wanted a little tartness with this moist cake that’s choked full […]

big boy apple pie cupcakes

big boy apple pie cupcakes

It’s an apple pie. It’s an apple cupcake. It’s both! Yes, these big boy apple pie cupcake cuties can be made ahead then popped in the oven then ready when dinner’s over and you want an impressive dessert! Now, you can serve right side up or upside down as you […]

skillet spiced apples & coconut

skillet spiced apples & coconut

I don’t know how my Croatian Mom did it. Yes, she was  abruptly widowed at the young age of 38 in 1960, with no education (never graduated from high school), and four young children to raise on her own in big time coal-mining land, Southern West Virginia.  Despite few conveniences, […]

southern shrimp salad

southern shrimp salad

Living in the South and on the coast, we’re really lucky to have the world’s finest seafood at our fingertips, and, literally in our front yard, which is the briny waters of the inlet. Yes, we forage these waters for crabs, clams, oysters, flounder, shrimp and more. While these shrimp […]

cleopatra's waldorf salad

cleopatra’s waldorf salad

Now why in the world would I call this ‘cleopatra’s waldorf salad’? Well, a few reasons. As we know Cleopatra was the exotic goddess pharaoh of the Egypt. After Caesar’s assassination, she aligned with Mark Antony and had three children with him. It is said that she lured Mark Antony […]

pancake peppered bacon apple sandwich

pancake peppered bacon apple sandwich

Sandwiches come in all types, shapes and kinds. In this case, we’re gonna be using a fluffy buttermilk warm pancake as our ‘bread’ and filling it with crispy peppered bacon and fried apples! Now talk about something that’s just comfy food to the nth degree! It’s your choice to use […]

golden beet salsa

golden beet salsa

Salsa~~such a divine addition to any dish! And, this salsa, or side dish, has the allure of gorgeous healthy golden nugget beets, hints of curiously addictive spices like cumin and corinander, subtle sparks of heat, and the surprise of sweetness! Now what inspired me to create this salsa~~well, I had […]

eggo granola apple frittata

eggo granola apple frittata

This recipe is perfect for a weekend morning treat! It’s easy, quick and boholicious. Since Eggo is running their annual contest, I thought I’d throw my eggo into the ring and see what happens~~last year I submitted, I think three or four recipes and none caught the eyes of the […]

Cajun Pork Chops with Brown Sugar Buttered Apple Grapes & Fresh Mint

Cajun Pork Chops with Brown Sugar Buttered Apple Grapes & Fresh Mint

Pork never tasted so good! Like a spectacular explosion of enchanting flavors~~spicy Cajun seasoning, sweet juice grapes, caramelized apple slices and hints of mint~~you’ll licking your chops with this dish! Pork, the other white meat, juicy tender and perfect for breakfast, lunch, brunch or dinner~~truly, this plate will make you […]

~tart apple currant spice pie~

tart apple currant spice pie

This pie is the bomb. Of course, the star of this pie is the granny smith tart apple~~and, sliced every so onion-skin thin on a mandolin~~be super careful when working with this gizmo because it be sharp~~and all the spices. What I love about this ‘pie’ is that it will keep on your counter for a few days if you keep it covered and air-tight~~perfect for a quick snack or to sit down with your cup of coffee or tea and savor before you get your day going or, hey, at the end of the day!

~spiced maple syrup fried apples and dates~

maple syrup fried apples & dates

What happens when your apples start to lose their luster, show signs of aging, and have soft spots and bruises~~I mean it’s really funny how food, like people, age in much the same way! Well, what I do is re-invent the food or ingredient and bring new life to it! […]

~apple date whiskey nut galette~

apple date whiskey nut galette

There’s not much to say about this other than it’s awesome beans!  No, I mean awesome apples~~sure hope you have a ‘mandolin’ for slicing these apples reeeeallly thin because that’s what truly brings the flavors out, plus they just pile high and stack up and almost make a pastry dough […]

apple pear pie stackers

apple pear pie stackers

March 14 is National Pi Day, so whenever it rolls around, I’m celebrating this mathematics phenom day with something PIlicious!  These ~apple pear pie stackers~ are totally PIriffic because whether you eat them right out of the oven hot or the next day cold, you’re gonna have tingly giggle tastebuds […]

Gluten Free Banana Bread

gluten free banana bread

***Tap Tap Tap***  This is a test, only a test!  I decided to use the rice flour in my pantry in this morning’s banana bread, which, by the way, was not planned, like a lot of little chillins in families!  The four black bananas on my kitchen counter were either […]

Apple Blue Cheese Pepper Jelly Dressing

Makes:  About 1+ cups What you need: 1 tbl lemon zest 4 tbl lemon juice 1/3 cup olive oil 3 tbl mayonnaise 1 tbl Dijon mustard 3 tbl pepper jelly (Uncle Gary’s preferred) ¼ cup chopped gourmet peppers (Uncle Gary’s preferred) ½ tsp sea salt ½ tsp coarse ground pepper […]

Apples Bacon Gourmet Peppers & Aged Cheddar Cheese

Fall is probably my most fave season of the year…and, that’s because I love apples!  Since it’s Fall…since apples are in season…since my foodie friend Uncle Gary’s Gourmet Peppers brought me some of his product, and since I love bacon and aged cheddar cheese, I created the ‘Apples Bacon Gourmet […]

Cast Iron Skillet Apple Crisp

Every recipe comes from some kind of ‘inspiration’, right?  Like any idea, new invention or gadget,  it’s usually born out of necessity.  Most all of my Boho recipe creations have roots in leftovers…growing up in West Virginia, not having much, learning to be resourceful and thrifty, you didn’t waste anything. […]

Granny Smith Apple & Tart Cherry Oatmeal Cakes

Ben’s going to see Mama Helen and Daddy Howard, his mama and daddy…imagine having your mom and dad still alive and you, the ‘kid’ are a grandparent yourself and Medicare age!  Way back in the day, unlike today, many kids got married young, like real young, so they ‘grew up’ […]

cream cheese apple raspberry tart

Tarts are such dainty sounding prissy desserts.  But, don’t let that fool you!  Tarts, while dainty, aren’t prissy–they’ve hearty and delectable desserts that entertain the eyes and delight the palate with their precise fluted edges and myriad of combinations of whatever you want to put in them from fruit to […]

date & apple wontons

Recently I went to a local Asian market.  Never stepped foot in one before.  My reason for going was to find springroll wrappers to use in a recipe that I was cooking for a competition…they were called ‘Cheeseburger Springrolls’…not my recipe, but my cuz’s from NY.  Since she couldn’t get […]

Apple Cardamom Red Walnut Springroll

Apple Cardamom Red Walnut Springroll

Funny how new recipes and culinary creations come about…this one was the result of essentially wanting more practice with rolling and frying springrolls.  I hadn’t even done anything with springrolls until my cuz, Lorin Cook, was selected as a finalist in a  cooking contest for the Myrtle Beach Pelicans, which is a […]

Bohemian Caramel Apple Nut Cake

Bohemian Caramel Apple Nut Cake

During apple season there’s nothing better than a moist nutty apple cake!  Second to that for me, is a nutty candy apple with homemade caramel!  True to my Bohemian culinary style, I decided I wanted to combine these two favorites into one cake.  I posted a comment at my FB […]