Aunt Margie’s Chewy Walnut Squares

Aunt Margie’s Chewy Walnut Squares

My Aunt Margie’s gift, at my bridal shower was tagged with this recipe 17 years ago. When I realized I didn’t have pineapple for my upside down cake on Easter, I searched through my recipe box for something I could do in a relative short period of time, with minimal ingredients. I knew  I had … Continue reading

My Sister in Law’s Bread Recipe

My Sister in Law’s Bread Recipe

Feeling like Old Mother Hubbard this week, pretty much out of bread. Its the perfect opportunity to turn to my recipe box. I remembered my sister in law’s recipe for Butter Rich Bread, something easy I can do in my bread machine. My sister in law will serve this at holidays or other family dinners. … Continue reading

Irish Soda Bread, Johnny come lately…

Irish Soda Bread, Johnny come lately…

I’m finally feeling more myself today and I have some catching up to do in the kitchen! March had some great weather around here but a lot of other things seemed to be a challenge, including a case of the flu. Here’s a note to myself, get the flu shot next season! It was so … Continue reading

Cheese Souffle  French Fridays with Dorie

Cheese Souffle French Fridays with Dorie

The typical Friday night runaround is lacrosse and gymnastics practice, now add two recipes competing for my attention. Timing would be everything for the Cheese Souffle and my Shrimp Scampi recipe. I never made a souffle before and felt somewhat intimidated by its delicate reputation. I read over the recipe from my copy of Around … Continue reading

Saint-Germaine-des-pres-onion biscuits

Saint-Germaine-des-pres-onion biscuits

A perfect recipe for the end of the week. These were in the oven in 15 minutes and out in another. Having had a hectic week I found myself again scrambling in the morning before leaving for work to check the ingredients list, thankfully I had most everything on hand. I only had half of … Continue reading

Tuesdays with Dorie; Rugelah

I first tried rugelah when visiting New York City for Christmas shopping. It was a great weekend where my brothers friends gave us there hi rise, midtown condo to use while they went to their house in the Hamptons,  so New Yorker! It was as close as my fantasy of being a resident as I … Continue reading

Banana Bread

Banana bread is a favorite in my family. Its one of the favorites I grew up with(despite the burnt offerings of my mothers misfiring oven). The following recipe is banana bread perfection. Its taken from my sister’s copy of the Fannie Farmer cookbook, by Marion Cunningham. Here is a link to the original Fannie Farmer … Continue reading

Roasted Salmon and Lentils

Roasted Salmon and Lentils

This is a great recipe for observing lent. The steps are easy to follow and results are a simple but tasty meal. Only trouble was in finding the french green lentils or lentils du Puy. Here is a picture of du Puy, France. Until I looked it up I thought it was referring to a … Continue reading