Winter Warmth

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...

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...

Lamb Meatball Sliders

January 2, 2013

Lamb Meatball Sliders These sliders are delicious.  If you’re having trouble finding slider buns then just use dinner rolls for the buns.  I like using a good potato roll. INGREDIENTS Meatballs: 4 Tablespoons Olive Oil 1/2 Diced Yellow Onion 3 Chopped Garlic Cloves 1 Tablespoon Fennel Seeds 1 Tablespoon Chopped...

Homemade Country White Bread

December 28, 2012

Homemade Country White Bread I made a turkey pasta soup with leftover turkey and needed a nice hearty bread to go with it.  This bread recipe isn’t hard.  It just takes a bit of time is all.  It’s worth the time and effort.  INGREDIENTS 6 Cups Unbleached Bread Flour or...

Fresh Herbed Standing Rib Roast

December 27, 2012

Fresh Herbed Standing Rib Roast This standing rib roast looks regal and tastes even better, yet it’s practically foolproof.  There is no need to pre-sear or fuss with changing the temperatures.  Make my Red Wine Sauce ahead of time and you have a seriously “no fuss” elegant dinner.  This is...

Blackberry Crumble

December 26, 2012

Blackberry Crumble Here is an easy dessert to make during the holidays.  Whether you are having a dinner party or just want to serve a special dessert to family or friends this is so easy, but looks like you worked all day on it.  INGREDIENTS 4 Cups Fresh Blackberries 3/4...

Victoria’s Baked Sticky Toffee Pudding

December 24, 2012

Victoria’s “Baked” Sticky Toffee Pudding If you’re looking for a stunningly delicious Christmas dessert this is the one for you.  No need to steam in a water bath, but just pour the batter into ramekins and bake.  INGREDIENTS 8 Ounces Pitted & Chopped Dates 6 Ounces Boiling Water 2 Teaspoons...

Cherry Pumpkin Bread

December 23, 2012

Cherry Pumpkin Bread This pumpkin bread is so moist and the dried cherries really add a little zip to the bread.  It’s easy to make and holds up well.  Sometimes if I have leftover I make it into French toast.  INGREDIENTS 1 Cup Brown Sugar 1/2 Cup Sugar 1 Cup...

No Bake Cheesecake

December 22, 2012

No Bake Cheesecake Everyone needs an easy “go to” dessert.  If you’re wondering what desserts to make for the holidays here is a great one to have on hand.  This recipe is a piece of cake.  Serve to family and friends with strawberries, raspberries or blueberries.  INGREDIENTS 2 1/4 Cups...

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