The Plucky Foodie

April 9, 2018

Today was a savory bake day.   Recipe development is really fun, but actually exhausting.  We tweaked a savory scone recipe.   I wanted to represent Wisconsin in a savory bite.  Thus was born the Bacon, Cheddar, Onion Beer Scone.   The bacon is an applewood smoked baco...

April 8, 2018

I had read countless bloggers posts and re-writes of The Milk Bar's Birthday Cake recipe.   Critiques run from being fabulous to overly complicated for the home cook.   But no one has questioned how cook the cake actually is.   I have been string at this recipe for wel...

April 8, 2018

A Pavlova Cake - yes, there is such a thing.   I decided I was going to conquer my hesitancy in making meringue.    So what do I choose - A berry meringue staked cake.  Yup.  Go big or go home.

I did do several days of research to figure out what exa...

February 10, 2015

I can tell you it looked awfully good and it was a cold weekend afternoon and we were craving something sweet.    I thought, what the heck, why not? It worked, I mean it really worked.  It was fabulous.  Maybe too fabulous!   Tom had to cut himself off; I could only ea...

February 10, 2015

I spent last week in Utah on vacation! visiting my daughter! her husband and lots of good friends.  Our vacations always involve food, which makes for an enriching visit.   On one occasion, the topic turned to our parents and their choice of foods when a friend divulge...

October 26, 2014

I was in an organic food store, looking for a good cream.  I had two different brands in my hand and was comparing ingredients, where it was produced, when this women started speaking to me about local dairy farmers and getting cream right from the source.  The convers...