This recipe is from The New York Times Cook Book by Craig Claiborne, copyright 1961. I’ve made this many times. According to Mr. Claiborne “This dish from the Riviera may be eaten hot or cold. Cold, it may serve as an appetizer. Add garlic according to conscience and social engagements.” Two cloves seems to be just right!
I remember my mother making finnan haddie, and I always loved the smoky, creamy taste and texture of this dish. And now I like that it’s quick and easy to make. I especially like boiled potatoes and sweet green peas with it.
My friend Connie has been making these for years at Christmastime. I always wished I could make cookies this delicious, so I finally asked her for the recipe (DUH!!), and now I know that these are as easy to make as they are delicious!
Just a small amount of chocolate to complement the banana flavor - Yum! This recipe was submitted by a woman named Nicole for an event at my church. The original recipe called for “2 pinches of coconut,” but since the instructions never said where or when to add the coconut, I’ve left it out. I’ve made this bread twice now without the glaze, and it’s very good just as is. It’s moist but still holds together when you slice it.
My mother and grandmother used to make this cake. My grandmother came to America in 1904 from the Burgenland in Austria, and she called this Viennese Plum Cake, so that's what we call it. It has a firm, almost dry texture, but is rich with butter and eggs. I often make this cake with fresh sliced peaches. While sliced apples also work, I think plums, peaches, and apricots are the better complement with this particular cake.
I found this in my mother's collection of recipe clippings, from the 1960's. The only change I made was to reduce the salt to one-half teaspoon. You could probably substitute frozen chopped spinach to save time. I think these taste great at room temperature.
From sister-in-law to sister-in-law, and then from friend-to-friend, Brenda passed this recipe to me! The combo of three varieties of beans in a savory, tangy-sweet sauce makes this bean dish disappear like a magic act!
This is my own version of my Grandma Schatz' wonderful cucumber salad. I use "burpless" cucumbers because their seeds are tender and very edible, and their skin is so thin you don't need to peel them -- a real time saver!
This is from a June issue of Woman's World Magazine, originally called "Secret-Ingredient Macaroni Salad." It takes classic creamy macaroni salad and really kicks up the flavor by adding fresh lime and chili powder, so this is ready to serve as soon as you make it.
The original recipe was on a Blue Bonnet Margarine box. I've modified it to suit my preferences, the main change being the addition of cardamom. Be sure your cardamom is fresh -- if you can't remember how long ago you got it, you won't get the wonderful fragrance and flavor that sets this bread apart. I took a loaf with a stick of butter to a St. Paddy's Party and people scarfed it down!
I call this "cheap" because our supermarket has sales where you buy one package of chicken, you get one free! Sometimes I use a blend of brown rices, including japonica and wehani, but here I used a brown and wild-rice blend. You may have to adjust the cooking times a bit - they're approximate. We thought this was a nice stick-to-your ribs meal!
I created this recipe from my memory of the pancakes my Grandma cooked for us. These are not cake pancakes, but more like a dumpling dough. The one thing I omit is the melted butter she always added into the batter. Sauteeing the apples in butter, and serving the pancakes with butter, in my opinion, is, as Grandma would say, "gut genug!" (good enough!)
Growing up, my parents used to have dinner parties two or three times a year. One regular attendee, Monsignor Nolan, was a gourmand and, on more than one occasion, would don my mother's apron and cook his version of Potatoes O'Brien in her kitchen! One of my younger brothers couldn't pronounce the word "monsignor," and "monsidene" was as close as he got! So we dubbed these "Potatoes Monsidene." The bacon fat and fresh parsley really give this dish a great flavor!
I've made this a few times now and it's always quick and surprisingly satisfying for a reduced-fat entree. I keep frozen cooked shrimp on hand as a staple for a last-minute but gourmet dinner. They defrost in a matter of minutes, so I don't take them out of my freezer until I'm ready to start cooking. I put the shrimp in a colander, run tepid water over them for a minute or so, and after they sit about five minutes, I can pull the tail shell off, and they're ready to heat up! Serve over pasta or rice.
My mother used to make this and she always referred to it as "tomatokraut." It was, and is, one of my favorite side dishes. This usually yields about 3 quarts. To complete the meal, you can slice chunks of kielbasa or knockwurst into this towards the end to heat them through, and serve with plain boiled potatoes. Enjoy!
This is a simple and quick stir-fry. Peanut oil and shitake mushrooms provide the main flavor in this dish. These amounts are approximate. I added a generous sprinkling of finely ground cayenne at the very end for some serious heat, but those who don't like it hot-hot can skip that. Enjoy!
I have to thank my Grandma Schatz for these delectable cookies. I always bake them to take to parties and Open Houses during the Christmas holidays, but these are wonderful any time of year! You can substitute ground walnut meats if that's easier, but the toasted hazelnuts taste amazing!
These macaroons are really quick to make, and they are SO yummy! The original recipe was on the label of Solo Brand Pure Almond Paste. Only three ingredients, how easy is that?! But I do add coconut and a cherry on top to make these beauties!