Oatmeal Cookie Mix

This is taken from Canadian Living.  It was a holiday insert of theirs from a couple years ago. The ingredients are layared into a clear jar.  Be sure to attach the instructions for cooking.  If you want to take it up a notch, get a basket to put the “fresh” ingredients …

Cantaloupe and Prosciutto

This is hardly a recipe, but the ingredients really matter.  This is an appetizer that takes a fabulous ingredient and highlights it.  This is also a finger food that can stretch your dollar.  You don’t need a lot of this prosciutto to go a long way.  If you are having …

Endive Cru Three Ways

I’m not having a party this week.  I’m still recovering from Thanksgiving.  But, I do want to give you a couple recipes that are quick and easy for a dinner or cocktail party or even a festive after school snack.  So this morning, I went to get my coffee at Formaggio Kitchen …

World AIDS Day: Cooking for Those in Need

Monday, is World AIDS Day.  This day represents the 20 year struggle to fight AIDS and to force AIDS to be recognized as the devastating disease that it is.  I remember first hearing about “le SIDA” when I was in 6th grade in France.  I overheard some of the teenagers …

Chicken with Olives and Tangy Beer-Tomato Sauce

This recipe is a slight modification of a recipe from Maryana Vollstedt’s book The big book of casseroles. Chicken with olives and tangy beer-tomato sauce Remember to double the recipe if you are making it for your family and another family.  Otherwise one recipe will give you 6 servings. Ingredients: Tangy Beer-Tomato …

What's For Dinner: Supper Club

Smells of warm cookies waft down the hall.  Supper is warming in the oven.  Vegetables are steaming on the stovetop.  The home-made oatmeal chocolate chip cookies are perched on their cooling rack.  The sweet sound of a cork popping from the bottle of red wine and the clink of wine …

Patricia Wells' Braised Beef with Carrots (adapted)

Equipment:  A large, heavy-duty skillet with a lid: 12 warmed dinner plates (or in our case three cold dinner plates, and four melamine kids plates, a lidded Pyrex in the fridge, and a plastic to go container.) 3 tablespoons unsalted butter 3 pounds of beef in a single piece from …

Planning For Thanksgiving: Cook It

If you’re coming over for Thanksgiving, this is what’s on our menu. Roast Turkey with Bacon-herb butter and cider gravy (Bon Appetit Nov. 2008) Roasted Fall Vegetables in Cheddar Crust (Eating Well Dec. 2008) Herb and Onion Stuffing (Bon Appetit Nov. 2008) or Rustic Bread Stuffing with Dried Cranberries & Oyster …