Good Bread, Quickly!

Well, as quick as is possible when dealing with yeast bread: from the mixing bowl to the table in 2 hours! From the King Arthur Flour blog comes this simple recipe for a quick yeast bread. All the ingredients are mixed at once in a single bowl, and the bread only rises once. The article … Read more

Honey Ginger Soy Chicken

Honey Ginger Soy Chicken Taking advantage of ingredients on hand, I whipped up this light Asian chicken dish tonight. It was good enough I decided to write it up for future use. With that in mind, note that I didn’t measure anything, but this is my best guesstimate as to the amounts used. 1/4 C … Read more

The Union Square Cafe’s Bar Nuts

Sheryl found this recipe during the holidays, and we’ve made it a couple of times since then. They are extremely tasty! The Union Square Cafe’s Bar Nuts Recipe courtesy Nigella Lawson, 2007, modified by Mike & Sheryl, 2007 2 1/4 cups (18-ounces) assorted unsalted nuts, including peeled peanuts, cashews, walnuts, pecans and whole unpeeled almonds. … Read more

Thai Green Curry with Chicken Recipe

Thai Green Curry is one of my favorite dishes, and a fine restorative as well! Until recently, the only way to enjoy it was by dining out, and our hands-down favorite Thai restaurant is a 3 day drive away! So, desperation drove me to try a bottle of green curry paste. I made the dish … Read more

Ginger Snap Cookies

Ginger Snaps

These are some of the best ginger snaps I’ve ever had. Ginger Snaps Ingredients 3/4 C butter 1/2 C brown sugar 1/2 C white sugar 1/4 C unsulphured molasses 1 large egg 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract 2 C (280 grams) all purpose flour 1/2 tsp baking soda 1/4 tsp salt 1 1/2 tsp ground … Read more

Chocolate Chip and Pecan Cookies

Motivated by the desire to make something with pecans and chocolate, I ended up making this recipe last weekend. These cookies are really very good! They taste somewhat like regular chocolate chip cookies, which is surprising given their dark color. Chocolate Chip and Pecan Cookies Ingredients 1 C butter 1/2 C brown sugar 1/2 C … Read more

French Onion Soup

I came across this recipe almost two years ago and finally got around to making it last weekend. It was so good there’s no way I’ll wait another 2 years before making it again! In addition to being very tasty, it’s also an easy recipe to prepare. French Onion Soup 2 Tbs olive oil 3 … Read more

Pecan Chicken Strips

Pecan Chicken Strips Ingredients: 1 lb chicken strips 1/2 C parsley 1 C chopped pecans 1.5 C bread crumbs 1.5 C flour 2 eggs slightly beaten 1/8 tsp salt cooking oil as needed Preparation: Dry chicken strips. Beat eggs and set aside. Put flour on a plate and set aside. Combine and set aside parsley, … Read more

Wild Rice Soup

Wild Rice Soup 6 Tbs butter 1 Tbs Onion, minced 1 C Cooked Ham, minced 1/2 C Carrots, grated 1/4 C Almonds, slivered, toasted 1 rib celery, chopped 1 clove garlic, minced 1/4 C Flour 3 C Chicken Broth 2 C Wild Rice, cooked 1/2 tsp Salt 1 C Half And Half 2 Tbs Dry … Read more

Potato Soup

Potato Soup Ingredients 1/2 medium onion, chopped 1 carrot, diced 2 celery stalks, sliced 2-6 bacon strips, chopped 5-8 medium russet potatoes, peeled and chopped into 3/4 inch cubes pinch of thyme and marjoram 6-8 C milk or half and half 1 C chicken broth Preparation Sauté the onion, carrot, celery and bacon until onions … Read more