I bought some smoked salmon, not the lox style cured fish, but a section of the fish that had been smoked as one piece. After eating some of it plain, I decided to turn the rest of it into salmon salad and it was wonderful. Since salmon is so good for you, this might become a staple in my diet.
These cookies make a dry, shortbread type of cookie. As a child, my Great Aunt Lil would make these for the Channukah celebration. They aren't as sweet as many other cookies, and may appeal more to adults than the kids.
I love spinach, but many of my recipes seem a bit too plain for company dinners. This one is perfect and was a bit hit with everyone. I've made some changes from the original recipe which used 3/4 cup butter to make it much healthier.
I'm not a fan of any of the desserts my family has always made for Passover, but this one I like. I've found that it doesn't make enough batter to really cover all of the apples on the top layer, but it still works for me. Maybe a more creative cook could find a way to adjust the ingredients for a bit more batter.
These just sound like something I would enjoy with a nice meat or chicken dinner. The recipe comes from The Original Vidalia Onion Cookbook, which was included in a box of onions I received as a gift years ago.
When I moved out on my own, I asked for the family Kreplach recipe. My Mom ended up giving me her taped up 1954 Settlement Cookbook with handwritten notes in the margins, so I'm guessing a bit on this recipe. My grandmother would save the roast beef & brisket scraps in the freezer until she had enough, and then would make a batch of Kreplach and serve it as a side dish with dinner. It would also make a great appetizer. Imagine a meat ravioli with a slightly crispy noodle dough without any sauce. Many people also serve them in hot chicken soup (in this case it is a bit like a beef Chinese potsticker). I am totally guessing on yield and time since I have never actually made this myself, but will edit the recipe based on reviewer comments or when I make it myself.
I found this recipe in a dessert cookbook that only includes recipes with 5 ingredients or less that can be made in 10 minutes. I haven't made this yet, but I never keep chocolate pudding in the house and figure it will come in handy one of these days. Since I'm trying to cook more from scratch and avoiding packaged goods with ingredients that I can't pronounce, this one seems like a keeper.
I want to start cooking more, and crockpot recipes remove the excuse that I'm too busy. Since I never seem to open up my crockpot recipe book (Fix It and Forget It Recipes for Entertaining), I decided to post this here as a reminder that I need to try this one. This recipe was credited in the book to Ruth Hershey of Paradise, PA.
Most of my experiments aren't worth saving, but I actually want to remember what I did this time so am posting the recipe for the brown sugar caramelized sweet potatoes that I made. This recipe is perfect for cooking for 1-2, and only takes a few minutes. I used some very skinny home grown sweet potatoes I picked up at a Farmer's Market and recommend you use potatoes that will slice into small discs rather than huge ones.
I'm hoping to do more cooking, using the crockpot on days when I know I won't feel like making dinner. I found this recipe in Fix It and Forget It Recipes for Entertaining and decided to post it here as a reminder to give it a try. The cookbook credits Yvonne Boettger from Harrisonburg, VA as the source of the recipe.
I started looking for something to do with my frozen meat ravioli for dinner tonight. Some inspiration from a few Zaar recipes, combined with the ingredients in my pantry, resulted in a dish that I think worked great.
If you like the stuffing in crab stuffed mushrooms, you've got to try this appetizer. I made my crab meatballs really small and served them with toothpicks as an appetizer. They are great plain, but I'm guessing that they would also be tasty served with seafood cocktail sauce. I haven't made this in ages, so I have no idea how much it yields.
I found this on Cooks.com and tweaked the recipe slightly, The original recipe said to serve them as they are, or to heat them in tomato sauce and serve over rice. I ate them on top of risotto. They are really rich, so go with a mild starch or sauce when you plan the meal.
This recipe comes from The Original Vidalia Onion Cookbook that I received years ago with a gift box of Vidalia onions. While I haven't made these muffins yet, I love muffins and this sounds like something that would be great with a steak dinner. I'm posting it here since I always forget to dig through my cookbooks now that there are so many great recipes online.
This recipe is on the cover of the the 1998 Pillsbury Bake-off Quick & Easy cookbook. It looks really good, and though I haven't tried it, I plan to make it soon. The original recipe called for milk chocolate chips, but I like semi-sweet much better so I switched them in the recipe. I also plan to use chopped nuts on top rather than pecan halves as a garnish on top.
I bought a recipe book by a local women's group on my recent trip to Belize (Silly Bug & Bittle Recipes) and this one sounds like something I would like. I'll be making it without the green pepper, but left it in the recipe as many people probably would like it that way.
I bought a recipe book by a local women's group on my recent trip to Belize (Silly Bug & Bittle Recipes) and this one sounds like something I would like. I love plantains and I love mashed sweet potatoes, so I'm guessing I would like this. The original recipe calls for just the plantain but the site requires at least 2 ingredients so I added butter and salt as I have a feeling I'll add a little of both, but will give it a try plain first and then modify as needed.
This was inspired by another recipe I tried here, but by the time I made changes to make it healthier and to accommodate what was in my fridge, it really was a completely different recipe. It is a cross between the noodle kugel I grew up with, mac & cheese (minus the cheese) and baked creamed spinach.