Lola Cooks: Creamy Celery Leek Soup

creamy celery leek soup recipe

We promised soup recipes for January, so soup recipes is what you will get. This week we continue with an earthy and comforting bowl of creamy celery leek soup. Now, I know what some of you are thinking. Leeks?! No way! Well, I assure you that they are better than most people would imagine. I […]

Cocktail of the Month: Hot Buttered Rum

hot buttered rum recipe

Warm up even the coldest winter days with our Cocktail of the Month: Hot Buttered Rum. This traditional drink is simple to prepare in no time with a make-ahead batter that can be saved in your freezer for months at a time and be ready when necessary. savour… warm spirits The History Like many hot […]

Buttermilk Pancakes

buttermilk pancake recipe

Pancakes are an American staple and go by many names–flapjacks, hot sales, griddle cakes, etc. The breakfast standard has a long history and is even surrounded by a bit of folklore. Perhaps you have read the story of Paul Bunyan and his love for flapjacks. Some say it took nearly 20 men to make enough […]

Lola Cooks: Buttermilk Biscuits and Gravy

buttermilk biscuits recipe

I first ate biscuits and gravy in Virginia back in the 80s. I was on a road trip including a long stretch of the Blue Ridge Mountains. We stopped at a questionable looking roadside diner out of hunger and lack of any other breakfast prospect. I asked the waitress ‘what was good’ and she immediately responded, ‘biscuits […]

Lola Cooks: Crepes

crepe recipe

February kicks off Hot Breakfast Month. To get us started we are offering up the basic crepe. Many avoid this breakfast item as they seem problematic, but they are easier to make than you may think. When wrapped around some fresh fruit or other stuffing, they are a delicious start to any day. Crepe batter […]

Cookie Week Day4: Pecan Tassies

pecan tassies recipe

We’re on the home stretch of cookie week.  I must admit that I will be a little sad for it to end.  Cookies are one of my favorite things to bake.  They are just enough of a good thing.  Getting a box of cookies delivered to your door might be one of the best things […]

Cookie Week Day3: Caramel Date Pinwheel

caramel date pinwheel recipe

Our third entry for Cookie Week is this delightful little pinwheel cookie. We typically try to include at least one filled cookie with our holiday treats and this one answers the call perfectly. Not only does the swirl give you plenty of cookie to filling, but the pattern is interesting and adds an element of fun to […]

Cookie Week Day2: Tuxedo Cookie

tuxedo cookie recipe

Cookie week continues with a show stopper. This tuxedo cookie is a stepped-up sandwich cookie with lots of class. The cookie itself is not overly sweet and very chocolatey.  The mascarpone cream inside is absolute heaven. I must advise that this cookie is not suitable for shipping. The cookies alone could go, but the cream […]

Lola Cooks: Flatbread Fix

flatbread pizza recipe

Last week we brought you our recipe for simple flatbread. We made quite a bit and thought you might have, too. Today we offer up a couple of quick and easy solutions for flatbread use. These are great recipes for mid-week as they are simple and, if well-planned, won’t take more than a 1/2 hour to make. The first […]

Cookie Week Day 5: Iced Cutout Cookie

iced cutout cookies recipe

We finish out cookie week with our spin on the Christmas Cutout Cookie. I like this cookie for many reasons. First, they are beautiful. You can package them up individually to ship or hang them on the tree. We have given ours a modern edge by using somewhat non-traditional designs. They are also delicious. This is not the usual rolled […]