Caesar Salad

“Make this more or less garlicky to your taste.” INGREDIENTS 4 cloves garlic, peeled 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce salt and pepper to taste 2 to 4 anchovies, rinsed and mashed or equivalent in paste 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil 2 large eggs, gently boiled for 1… Read more »

Broccoli Salad

“Quick and easy and a great way to eat broccoli. The dried cranberries add a lot more zing than raisins. ” INGREDIENTS 1 package broccoli slaw or 1 head broccoli 1/2 pound bacon crumbled 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese 1 onion, chopped 1/4 cup dried cranberries, soy nuts DRESSING 1 cup light mayonnaise 1/4 cup… Read more »

Beet and Goat Cheese Salad

“I love beets when they are ready in the garden. This is a simple but elegant way to serve fresh beets.” INGREDIENTS beets, boiled and sliced goat cheese olive oil balsamic vinegar (optional) salt and pepper DIRECTIONS Cut off the greens of the beets leaving about 1 inch of the stem on. Do not cut… Read more »

Caramel Sauce

“While I use this recipe to make Banana Tarts every Christmas, I always keep a can of prepared caramel in the refrigerator for snacks. The kids really enjoy a small spoonful with sliced apples and bananas, much better than that runny store bought version.” INGREDIENTS 1 can eagle brand sweetened, condensed milk DIRECTIONS Place can… Read more »

Mom’s Apple Cake

“This is a great fall recipe, nicely spiced, very heavy and moist. It tastes great on it’s own but even better with vanilla nutmeg sauce. The cake batter can also be made into Apple Muffins, just cut down on the baking time. ” INGREDIENTS 3 eggs, beaten 2 cups sugar 2 teaspoons vanilla 1 1/2… Read more »

Vanilla Nutmeg Sauce

“This sauce goes well with Mom’s Apple Cake and with Apple Dumplings. ” INGREDIENTS 1/4 cup sugar 1 tablespoon flour pinch salt 1 cup boiling water 2 tablespoons butter 1 teaspoon vanilla nutmeg to taste DIRECTIONS Mix sugar, flour and salt in small saucepan. Add boiling water. Cook on low for 5 minutes until thickened.… Read more »

Garlic Jelly

Rosemary mint wine jelly

Looking for something interesting to do with all the extra garlic we have, I came across a recipe for Garlic Jelly in a local wine magazine that was taken from the Bernardin website. The jelly turned out to be very sweet, thanks to 3 cups of sugar, but was very enjoyable on warmed bread with… Read more »

Ginger Soy Dipping Sauce

“Great with pot stickers, chinese dumplings or shrimp.” INGREDIENTS 1/3 cup soy sauce 1/3 cup rice vinegar 1/3 cup thinly sliced scallions (green and white) 1 tablespoon sesame oil 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger 1 teaspoon sugar DIRECTIONS Combine all ingredients in small bowl. Yield: about 1 cup

Soy Sauce Chicken Wings

“Make a big batch for a party snack.   Or use drumsticks or legs and make it meal sized.” INGREDIENTS 6 pounds chicken wings, cut off tips 2 cups brown sugar 1/2 cup soy sauce 1/2 cup water garlic to taste DIRECTIONS Wash wings. Rub well with sugar. Lay in single layer in roasting pan.… Read more »

Saucy Chardonnay Chicken and Mushrooms

“Easy enough for everyday but nice enough for entertaining.” INGREDIENTS 3 tablespoons flour 1/4 teaspoon salt pinch pepper 6 boneless skinless chicken breast 2 tablespoons each butter and olive oil 1 cup Chardonnay wine 2 leeks, sliced 1 1/2 cups sliced mushrooms 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme 1/2 cup chicken stock 1/2 cup whipping cream (see… Read more »