Thursday, December 31, 2015

Side Dish - Fasoliyyeh Bi Z Zayt Syrian Green Beans With Olive Oil

I learned how to make this while visiting my husband's family in Syria. It can be a healthy, fast, easy vegetarian/vegan main dish for lunch or dinner that is surprisingly filling when eaten with pita bread, or it can be a flavorful side dish.

Appetizers And Snacks - Dill Cucumber Dip

This cool, refreshing dip is great in the summer, and a fine way to use fresh garden cucumbers. Serve with crackers or chips.

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Monday, December 28, 2015

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Side Dish - Matzo Apple Kugel

Delicious Passover specialty that's easy and can be served with either meat or dairy dinners! Can also be made ahead and cooked later.

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Cheese - Caesar Salad Supreme

The garlic croutons that top this classic salad are wonderful, as is the anchovy-infused, very creamy dressing.

Friday, December 25, 2015

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Cheese - Double Crust Bean Pie

Black beans, cheese, bell peppers, onion and spices baked between 2 pie crusts.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Herbs And Spices - Roast Leg Of Lamb With Rosemary

This leg of lamb is marinated overnight with fresh rosemary, garlic, mustard, honey and lemon zest. Be prepared for many requests for seconds!

Monday, December 7, 2015

Bbq Grilling - Grilled Lamb Burgers

These lamb burgers are seasoned with oregano, red pepper flakes, mint, and sherry.

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Friday, December 4, 2015

Meat And Poultry - Chicken Noodle Soup

Chicken, vegetable and noodle soup pretty much from scratch, but still a quick and essential part of your repertoire.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Herbs And Spices - Cream Of Fresh Asparagus Soup I

Asparagus stalks sauteed in butter are pureed and combined with milk to form this soup's base. Finish with blanched asparagus tips and dill weed.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Fruits And Vegetables - Rose Hip Freezer Jam

The rose hips in this jam are uncooked so the jam tastes fresh and sweet; it retains its bright rosy-orange color. The hardest part is seeding the hips which can be sticky, but so worth it! Use wild or cultivated rugosa roses that haven't been sprayed with pesticide; pick them in the fall when they are bright red. I adapted my recipe from one in a Euell Gibbons field guide.

Caramel Apple Cider

Caramel Apple Cider

Friday, November 27, 2015

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Herbs And Spices - Holiday Left Over Sweet Potato Cake

This recipe lets you use up left-over sweet potato. The cake is very moist, so you don't really need icing. Better yet, if you have left-over sweet potatoes from Thanksgiving, freeze them, and make this cake for Christmas. The whipped sweet potatoes I use already have some butter and sugar, so I only use 1 3/4 cups of sugar in the batter, but adjust the sugar amount to your liking.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Friday, November 13, 2015

Bbq Grilling - Singapore Satay

Tender chicken strips are marinated in a delicious but simple Asian mixture, made with lemon grass, then threaded onto skewers and grilled over high heat.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Herbs And Spices - Chili Seasoning Mix Ii

This chili seasoning features flour, chili powder, red pepper, onion, garlic and cumin.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Friday, October 30, 2015

Breakfast And Brunch - Oaty Cereal Bars

Nutritious breakfast cereal smothered in a peanut butter and honey mixture to make a tasty portable breakfast.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Breakfast And Brunch - Rum And Eggnog Kugelhopf

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This is a sweet twist on a yeast bread (also Gugelhupf or Kugelhupf) baked in Germany, Austria, and Central Europe. It's similar to the Italian Panettone and is traditionally baked in a fluted tube pan, but a Bundt pan works as well.

Herbs And Spices - Basil Parmesan Spread

Serve this yummy, zingy dip with crackers or bread at your next party. An exciting basil, Parmesan cheese and sun-dried tomato paste mixture is spread inside creamy cheese layers. It's best when chilled overnight before serving.

Monday, October 26, 2015

Breakfast And Brunch - Vegan Crepes

This makes a great batter, which then makes a great crepe. Soy milk, hazelnut syrup, water, margarine and flour. Simple. Mix the batter, chill and pour into a hot pan.