Pomegranate Rickeys

Pomegranate Rickeys | From My Sweet Heart

Create a festive twist on the more classic lime rickeys by making your own pomegranate syrup!   Makes 8 fizzy and fun cocktails.   1 cup of 100% pure pomegranate juice 1 cup of granulated sugar 1 cup of gin 1/2 cup of freshly squeezed lime juice 6 cups of chilled seltzer water Ice cubes…

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Poppy Pistachio Wafers

Poppy Pistachio Wafers | From My Sweet Heart

“THROUGH THE DANCING POPPIES STOLE A BREEZE MOST SOFTLY LULLING TO MY SOUL”  John Keats. The unseasonably warm temperature here in D.C. yesterday was the talk of the entire afternoon!  Every where I went on my errand runs, store clerks, customers, UPS men in their cute little shorts and their really nice legs…..everyone……was beaming about…

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Pumpkin Pecan Cupcakes with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting

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“I WOULD RATHER SIT ON A PUMPKIN AND HAVE IT ALL TO MYSELF, THAN BE CROWDED ON A VELVET CUSHION.”  Henry David Thoreau. I often walk this fine line of trying to be creative or walking off of the deep end!  And what I’ve learned is that sometimes you just have to leave well enough…

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Pink Grapefruit and Pomegranate Sorbet

Pink Grapefruit and Pomegranate Sorbet

“IF I COULD BE GRANTED A WISH, I’D SHINE IN YOUR EYE LIKE A JEWEL.”  Bette Midler. Don’t these pomegranate seeds look like pretty polished rubies?  I just love the color of them.  And they add such an elegant and special flair to just about anything!  This tartly sweet sorbet is a perfect example. It…

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Red Velvet Cake Balls

Red Velvet Cake Balls | From My Sweet Heart

“WE CAN ONLY BE SAID TO BE ALIVE IN THOSE MOMENTS WHEN OUR HEARTS ARE CONSCIOUS OF OUR TREASURES.”  Thornton Wilder. I was recently asked by Karina, a friend and former co-worker,  if I had a recipe for red velvet cake balls.  While I knew I had a recipe for red velvet cupcakes, I had…

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Autumn Fruit Chutney

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“THY BOUNTY SHINES IN AUTUMN UNCONFINED AND SPREADS A COMMON FEAST FOR ALL THAT LIVE.”  James Thomson. There is a different kind of simplicity that I search for in the fall.  While in spring and summer, I am content to eat some strawberries off the vine, or a fresh peach flavorful all on it’s own;…

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Sweety Pies

Great Kitchen Reads - Sweety Pies | From My Sweet Heart

A GREAT KITCHEN READ!!!   SWEETY PIES…..Patty Pinner “An Uncommon Collection of Womanish Observations, With Pie”     The most fascinating cookbooks to me are those that give an insight into the life of the person writing it.  In this cookbook, you are served up so much more.  Patty Pinner shares her love of pie…

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