Green Chile

Perhaps not quite as good as that served by the El Rancho Motel in Gallup New Mexico, this green chile recipe is quite tasty in its own right. This fairly mild chile (the heat can be turned up, of course) is based (almost soley) on a recipe by Scott Fisher (of fame?). GREEN CHILE … Read more

Mike’s Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

What a treat; today I used only carrots from our garden to make this cake! This recipe is my synthesis of many recipes, none of which quite pleased me. Sources included Betty Crocker, the NY Times Cookbook, some recipes I found online, plus some others that I don’t recall. Mike’s Carrot Cake Ingredients 1 C … Read more

Peanut Butter Cookies

Ingredients 2 1/2 C flour 1/2 tsp Baking soda 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 Lb butter (2 sticks), salted 1 C firmly packed dark brown sugar 1 C granulated sugar 1 C extra-crunchy peanut butter, preferably Jif 2 large eggs 2 tsp vanilla extract 1 cup roasted salted peanuts, ground to consistency … Read more

Chocolate Crackle Cookies

Chocolate Crackle Cookies

From Gastronome ( version), a cool foodies web site, (self described as the gossip of a gaggle of gourmands), comes an excellent recipe for chocolate cookies (the dough is chilling as I write): Chocolate Crackle Cookies 8 oz bittersweet chocolate, coarsely chopped 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 cup Dutch-process cocoa powder (regular cocoa works … Read more

Southwest Chicken Wraps

This is a simple, quick and very tasty recipe that has sort of evolved over the years and has never been written down. I made it again last night, (it’s a family favorite), and decided to write it up and share. Southwest Chicken Wraps Ingredients: boneless chicken thighs: 5-8 thighs serve 4-6 people chopped onion: … Read more

Swedish Apple Cake

Sheryl’s mom, Laurina, was famous for her Swedish Apple Cake, which she brought to virtually every big family gathering. She got the recipe from Sheryl’s Aunt Harriet, and now custody has passed to me. I first made the cake a few years ago, and it’s been a big hit every time I’ve made it since … Read more

Grated Potato Pancakes

I originally downloaded this recipe from the SOAR web site almost 6 years ago. I’ve modified it a bit over the years, and the pancakes are always a hit! I made a batch this morning, and decided it was time to share. My changes are in (parens). * Exported from MasterCook * GRATED POTATO PANCAKES … Read more

Swedish Pecan Cookies

From Mary Ann Johnson, via our Aunt Adelia (both from Lindsborg, KS) comes this excellent recipe for Swedish Pecan Cookies. A big hit when first served at a family gathering in October, it’s now been reported by relatives across the country that they are equally good when baked for the holiday season! Swedish Pecan Cookies … Read more

Cold Noodles With Sesame Sauce, Chicken and Cucumbers

I haven’t tried this yet, but didn’t want to lose it, and I have been in the mood to try something like this, so there you go! 🙂 Recipe: Cold Noodles With Sesame Sauce, Chicken and Cucumbers (Adapted from NY Times 6/12/02) Recipe: Cold Noodles With Sesame Sauce, Chicken and Cucumbers (Adapted from NY Times … Read more

Dry Rub For Beef

3/4 Cup packed brown sugar 1/2 Cup paprika 2 1/2 Tablespoons coarse salt 2 1/2 Tablespoons ground black pepper 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1 Tablespoon onion powder Mix all of the ingredients together. Shake on the meat and let sit for at least 2 hours before cooking meat. ( Better if left on longer.) Store … Read more