Valentine’s Day Recipes ~ Heart Healthy Winter Salad & Mini-Berry Bundt Cakes
For Valentine’s Day, I am sharing two recipes that are healthier for you but you wouldn’t know it because they taste so good! Perfect for adding to a special menu without going overboard on the calories, these recipes are easy as can be, too! Winter Salad is my family’s favorite salad in the cold
Home Cooking ~ Moroccan Vegetable Stew (meat-less meal or hearty side dish)
It’s Fall, time for hearty comfort foods and there’s none better than Moroccan Vegetable Stew. My daughter passed this healthy yet satisfying recipe on to me and now it is your turn for a taste treat! This vegetable stew makes an excellent vegetarian main course or a wonderful hot side dish with chicken, lamb ,
The Giant Zucchini Dilemma
When I left for an eight-day vacation recently, I asked my wonderful friend, who looks after my garden when I’m away, to help herself to any of the squash, zucchinis and tomatoes as they ripened. She was tickled to have the fresh produce
Chanukah Recipes to die for !
Making traditional Chanukah treats can be a bit time-consuming but very rewarding. These are the goodies my family waits in eager anticipation for each year, Rugelach cookies and cranberry kugel. Let me tell you how to make them for your family to enjoy. Rugelach Recipe 2 1/4 cups flour 1 cup butter
It’s Apple Season ! Make a heavenly apple cake with a sugary crust and make your house smell divine!
September is now here and it’s apple season, time to make apple cake! This is a wonderful cake for the fall and winter and probably the most requested at our house for birthdays, holidays and special occasions. Another of my wonderful German grandmother’s old recipes, it has stood the test of time. Easy enough to
Lovely Peach Bread with Lavender Sugar Sprinkles
More years ago than I would like to admit, someone shared the recipe for this quick bread with me. It is the perfect way to use up extra fruits or vegetables rather than wasting them. It is called ” A to Z Bread ” because you can, pretty literally, think of a fruit or vegetable
Glut of Tomatoes? Make Gazpacho with Rosemary & Leek Focaccia!
Have you noticed how you wait and wait for the tomatoes to ripen and, then suddenly, you have buckets of them all at once? What do you do with a glut of tomatoes? Make Gazpacho! Gazpacho is a cold vegetable soup that originated in the Spanish culture. I am particularly fond of the Gazpacho recipe
A cool summer supper ~ Waldorf Chicken Salad
I don’t know about you, but the ninety-degree days around here do not inspire me to rev up the oven! This is a simple, quick make ahead supper that we ate on hot nights when I was growing up in an unairconditioned home. You can make this up in the morning when it is cooler
July 4th party ideas & Oma’s potato salad recipe
Just wanted to show you some fun ideas and recipes I just used to make our Fourth of July party extra special! Because Independence Day is associated with red, white and blue, I built the table decorations around those colors. A new blue and white striped twin flat sheet made a terrific picnic tablecloth that
Pasta Primavera ~ Elegant but simple dinner to please all ages
What can you make ahead that is cool and light, elegant enough for a couple of “foodies”, yet a two and a half year old will eat it? Pasta Primavera Salad, cubed watermelon and cupcakes! Our nephew, his wife and little boy were coming for dinner and I knew I would be spending most of
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