Monthly Archives: January 2016

Lasagna

This lasagna isn’t particularly special other than it created a string of events that led to some other amazing discoveries in the kitchen.  This is the lasagna I made before going to see Wicked with my friend Elizabeth Muirbrook when she was in town during Easter break last year.  I had to hurry so I used jarred tomato sauce with…

Brown Sugar and Cinnamon Shortbread

I bought these fun cookie and milk mugs on Etsy and wanted to make cookies to fit in them that would be good with milk.  This is what I found on the cake merchant blog.  I liked these but would probably keep looking for new recipes.  Not bad though and very fun to use in the mugs! Ingredients For the…

Peanut Butter Cookies

This recipe was interesting to me because it has no flour in it.  I made these with the fresh ground peanut and almond butter I had on had but I am curious how these would differ with a Skippy type of peanut butter instead. 2 cups peanut butter 2 cups white sugar 2 eggs 2 teaspoons baking soda 1 pinch…

Blueberry Pancake (variation of Apple Pancake)

I have made the Apple Pancake many many times, but this morning I had lots of blueberries so I thought I would see what happens.  I sautéed the blueberries in butter and sugar and some cinnamon.  Once I had a nice hot boiling pan of blueberries in syrup I poured over one recipe of my buttermilk pancake recipe and cooked…

Homemade Pizza

This was pizza improvisation night.  No recipes here.  I just bought some really good nitrate free smoked salami and pepperoni.  The dough for the crust came from Trader Joes. Put a lot of olive oil over the crust.  The mozzarella was freshly made at Fairway.  Some Parmesan Reggiano grated on top.  Garnished with some fresh arugula and balsamic vinegar to…

Sausage Stuffing with Fennel and Roasted Squash

This stuffing was pretty good.  I really liked the bread I bought to make the bread cubes.  It was a nice ciabatta from the Fairway bakery.  I have been trying some new recipes for the past few Thanksgivings but I think I am ready to go back to my tried and true recipe, Sausage and Herb stuffing that I have…

Orange Rolls without any Orange

    I got this Overnight Orange Roll recipe probably 15 years ago.  I used to make it all the time.  These are very light and slightly sweet orange rolls.  Perfect to go with a salad for a nice lunch or can be good for breakfast.  I wanted a plain roll recipe for Thanksgiving and don’t have all my recipes…

Italian Panettone French Toast

We got one of these Italian sweetbread/fruitcake things as gift one year and couldn’t bring ourselves to eat it because we were so unfamiliar with it.  Out of guilt after a week or so we broke it open and decided to make french toast with it.  I remember it being pretty interesting so when I saw these all over the…

Overnight Layered Green Salad

This is recipe that was popular in the 70’s when I was a kid.  My mom never made it but I must have had it at some church potluck or something.  It was ubiquitous back then.  Anyway, my friend Kim Van Vlear brought it to a neighborhood party and it brought me back to my childhood memories of this.  It…

Grandma Grace’s Pumpkin Pie

This recipe conjures up memories of my childhood.  Especially the smell of the rum extract.  It is a pretty standard pumpkin pie recipe but the addition of rum extract and also the Mapleine make this unique and memorable for me.  I think it tastes great!  Everyone has their opinions about pumpkin pie but I love this one. Ingredients: 4 eggs…