Weekend Fun

Salmon & Asparagus Chowder

January 18, 2013

Salmon & Asparagus Chowder Chowder is centuries old and was considered to be poor man’s food.  Fish chowders were the forerunner of clam chowders.  Chowders that the early settlers made were very different from other fish soups because they used salt pork and ship’s biscuits for their chowders.  I love...

Hot Hot Wings

January 16, 2013

Hot Hot Wings Why go to Hooters for hot wings when you can make them at home.  Never mind…I just realized that’s not why someone would go to Hooters.  Make my Hot Hot Wings at home and you’ll be a happy camper.  INGREDIENTS 3 Pounds Chicken Wings 2 Tablespoons Chili...

Rum Waffles

January 13, 2013

Rum Waffles The rum gives these waffles slightly a unique taste.  You can serve these delicious waffles for either breakfast or dessert.  Serve simply dusted with powdered sugar or spread with homemade preserves and topped with whipped cream.  INGREDIENTS 2 Cups Unbleached Flour 1 Teaspoon Baking Powder 2 Tablespoons Sugar...

Petite Madeleines

January 11, 2013

Petite Madeleines Petite Madeleines are traditional small cakes from northeastern France.  They are very small sponge cakes that are baked in special shell shaped pans.  Even if you are on the customary “January diet” Petite Madeleines are a light and refreshing little treat.  INGREDIENTS 2 Cups Unbleached Flour 1 Tablespoon...

Vegetarian Chili

January 10, 2013

Vegetarian Chili We all need to eat less red meat so here is a great vegetarian chili recipe that will help you achieve that goal. Remember that it’s important to eat fish three times per week and vegetable dishes the other four days per week.  You won’t miss the meat...

Oven Roasted Green Beans & Cipollini Onions

January 9, 2013

Oven Roasted Green Beans & Cipollini Onions After the holidays eating healthy is on the top of everyone’s list.  Here is an easy and delicious way to cook green beans. INGREDIENTS 1 Pound Trimmed French Green Beans 1 Cup Sliced Cipollini Onions 3 Tablespoons Olive Oil 1/2 Teaspoon Kosher Salt...

Classic Granola

January 8, 2013

Classic Granola Both adults and kids alike will like this classic granola.  It’s great for breakfast or a snack and the good thing is that you’ll know what the ingredients are that you and your family are eating.  If you want to make this granola more wholesome then cut the...

Okra Saute´

January 7, 2013

Okra Saute´ I often forget about eating okra.  Last week I was at the new Fairway on 2nd Avenue and walked past a package of beautiful okra.  I wasn’t sure what I was going to do with it, but it looked so inviting that I bought the okra anyway.  When...


January 5, 2013

Za’atar Za’atar is a Middle Eastern spice mixture of herbs, sesame seeds, sumac and salt.  It is a spice blend that dates back to the 13th century.  Za’atar is used many ways, but most frequently used as a table condiment.  Dip warm flatbread into some olive oil and then dip...

Indian Spiced Chicken Breasts

January 4, 2013

Indian Spiced Chicken Breasts My Indian Spiced Chicken Breasts are golden and fragrant.  This dish should be served with either steamed basmati rice or warm naan.  INGREDIENTS 4 Tablespoons Olive Oil 4 Large Chicken Breasts (Bone In & Skin On) 2 Tablespoons Kosher Salt 2 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter 1 Sliced Large...

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