Tag: holidays

GLUTEN-FREE ROSEMARY-TANGERINE BISCOTTI

‘It’s the most wonderful time of the year!’ croons Johnny Mathis on a classic holiday tune now blaring from my speakers. I’ve thought about that line quite a bit these past couple of holiday seasons wondering exactly who is having a good time? No, this isn’t going to be Negative […]

GLUTEN-FREE SOUR CREAM CHOCOLATE BUNDT CAKE

For more years than I care to admit, I’ve carried yellowing, smudged, brittle and torn recipe pages up and down the West coast, then to the Midwest – always tucked inside a bulging 3-ring recipe binder that is home to hundreds of other recipes I’ve collected over the years. Like […]

GLUTEN-FREE GRAPE FOCACCIA WITH ROSEMARY

[grooveshark width=”250″ height=”40″ id=”34148816″ style=”metal”] Musical pairing – Holy Moses by Washington This is one of those recipes I’ve wanted to share for a couple of years now; the anticipation of fall and the harvesting of concord grapes makes me feel nothing less than giddy. But Concord grape season is short, […]

GLUTEN-FREE PUMPKIN BUCKLE WITH SUGARED PECANS

[grooveshark width=”250″ height=”40″ id=”36161493″ style=”metal”] Musical pairing – Here We Go Again by Ray Charles with Norah Jones Guys, I’m going to out myself here and say that I am bone-tired. My brain is fried, my body’s ‘get-up-and-go, got-up-and-went;’ I’m staring at a calendar that says next week is Thanksgiving, […]

COCONUT CAKE

[grooveshark width=”250″ height=”40″ id=24547911 style=grass”] Musical pairing – Soak Up the Sun by Sheryl Crow I’m going to keep this short and sweet – if you are a lover of all things coconut, I may have just the cake for you. No really, I have spent the last month testing […]

CHOCOLATE SOUFFLÈS WITH NOUGAT WHIP

When it comes to Valentine’s Day, I’m betting some sort of chocolate dessert tops the list of those most requested; chocolate candy, brownies, red velvet anything . . . chocolate seems to reign supreme on this single holiday.  We thought you might enjoy a sexy little video to go with […]

CHAMPAGNE COCKTAIL AND A SMITH BITES PLAYLIST

Happy New Year!  This is the Professor.  You might have noticed that it’s been a little quiet here at Smith Bites over the Holidays; Debra had a kidney stone and subsequent infection, but with mega doses of antibiotic and a little TLC, everything seems to be under control.   Her […]

SALTED-CARAMEL SIX-LAYER CHOCOLATE CAKE

Human by Jon McLaughlin on Grooveshark Musical pairing – Human by Jon McLaughlin When I asked The Professor for his advice on which angle to write this post . . . his reply was, ‘What about how much of a struggle the recipe was?’ To which I said, ‘Oh, you […]

PEPPERMINT MARSHMALLOWS

If you’ve never made marshmallows at home, you’re in for a treat! And the best part? You make them with five ingredients, they come together in less than 30 minutes and while you’re waiting for them to set up, you have plenty of time to work on other projects . […]

GOAT CHEESE & PISTACHIO STUFFED DATES

There was a time when I wouldn’t give dates a second look . . . not that kind of date! My mother would bake a date cake occasionally that required the purchase of, I believe, a yellow and red box of diced up date bits, then added to the usual […]