Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Appetizers And Snacks - Spicy Pretzels

Pretzels with a bite! This snack is shaken, not baked. Lemon pepper is the secret ingredient, and gives the spice marinade mixture a wonderful zest.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Herbs And Spices - Crab Ceviche

This has always been a crowd pleaser in my home. This is wonderful as an appetizer served on tostadas or even with tortilla chips. Make sure to refrigerate before you serve, it tastes best when very cold. I like to serve on tostadas with a thin layer of mayonnaise for a nice refreshing lunch.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Bbq Grilling - Portobello Mushroom Burger With Bruschetta Topping

Thick, juicy portobello mushroom caps are grilled and topped with a savory mixture of roma tomatoes, basil, and Parmesan cheese for an Italian-inspired veggie burger.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Pasta - Grandma Randolphs Noodles

Serve these rustic noodles in place of mashed potatoes with a Thanksgiving dinner, or put them in a turkey carcass soup the day after the feast. Allow a minimum of two hours after cutting for these noodles to dry.

Friday, September 25, 2015

Pasta - Tuna Noodle Casserole From Scratch

No canned soup mix in this recipe! Mushrooms, onions, celery, and peas all go into this comfort casserole.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Breakfast And Brunch - Boterkoek Dutch Butter Cake

Delicious, authentic Dutch butter cake. This cake is moist with a great almond flavor - a favorite in most Dutch households!

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Monday, September 21, 2015

Desserts - Easy Granola Bars

Fantastic bars that have a lot of flexibility. You can adapt the recipe to your liking. Great for hikes, long road trips and camping as they store well and keep fairly long - unless you eat them all! Use any combination of chocolate chips, dried fruit, coconut, pecans, almond slices, or any other tidbits you'd like in a granola bar.

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Pasta - Penne And Vodka Sauce

Sweet and salty pancetta is lightly sauteed in butter, then cooked in vodka, tomato sauce and cream to make a rich and flavorful sauce for boiled penne. Grate Parmesan cheese over the top and serve warm.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Bread - Pioneer Cut Dumplings From The 1800s

Pioneers didn't have much, but what they did have they made the best of. This is a cross between dumplings and noodles, uses only 4 ingredients and is a great comfort food. We have never modified it from the original recipe which has been passed in our family I think forever.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Desserts - Chocolate Chip Cheesecake I

This is the best cheesecake I've ever had. People have offered to pay me to make these for them during the holidays!

Monday, September 14, 2015

Pasta - Alfredo Blue

A blue cheese, Parmesan cream sauce for fettuccini with a sprinkling of Italian seasoning.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Herbs And Spices - Lamb Tagine

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This is a traditional Moroccan lamb tagine simmered in numerous spices. Don't let the long ingredients list put you off. If you are missing one or two the dish will still turn out fine.

Herbs And Spices - Italian Dressing Mix

This Italian dressing mix is a combination of eight pungent herbs that you can store and use to whip up fresh Italian dressing in seconds whenever the mood strikes!

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Fruits And Vegetables - Creamy Wild Mushroom Ragout

This heavenly wild mushroom ragout with creme fraiche is fantastic for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

Friday, September 11, 2015

Herbs And Spices - Friendship Tea

This is a lemony spiced tea mix with cinnamon and clove that makes great gifts during the holidays, or any time!

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Appetizers And Snacks - Greek Feta And Olive Spread

Feta cheese, sun-dried tomatoes and black olives come together as one in this full-flavored Greek dip. Serve it on toasted triangles of pita bread.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Friday, September 4, 2015

Seafood - Dilled Shrimp Rejer

You can't have a Danish holiday meal without endless platters of dilled shrimp. Served on a red serving platter, it makes the perfect Christmas dish that will have your guests heaping up pyramids of shrimp on their plates. No Scandinavian buffet would be complete without it!

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Fruits And Vegetables - Kale Quinoa And Avocado Salad With Lemon Dijon Vinaigrette

This is a simple salad of steamed kale, quinoa, bell pepper, cucumber, onion, and avocado with a homemade lemon-mustard dressing.

Appetizers And Snacks - Mock Chopped Liver

Mock chopped liver in this recipe is made out of lentils. This dish tastes just like the real thing without the cholesterol of real liver! Serve mounded on a platter with crackers.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Appetizers And Snacks - Cottage Cheese Avocado And Black Bean Salsa

An accidental masterpiece made from leftovers that is now an all-around favorite. Black beans, canned or frozen corn, avocado, and cottage cheese are just a few ingredients that, while not the prettiest bowl of food in the world, certainly make for one of the tastiest snacks around. Great to keep in the refrigerator for a delicious anytime snack.