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Recipe of the Week: Guacamole

Recipe of the Week: Guacamole

  Now that things are heating up breakout that the chips and salsa and how about some — Guacamole!   Ingredients: 2 ripe fresh avocados, peeled and seeded 1.2 teaspoon ground cumin 1/2 medium size ripe Roma tomato, seeded, diced 1/4 cup minced sweet white onion 1 Serrano Chile, seeded, minced 1/4 cup chopped cilantro […]

Recipe of the Week: Roasted-Almond Thumb Cookies

Recipe of the Week: Roasted-Almond Thumb Cookies

  As a kid I asked my dad how the impression in these cookies stayed there after baking. He just shrugged and said, “I don’t know the answer son. I just know they are a treat.” As an adult I learned that thumbs are the answer to the perfect jam-filled cookie. Yep. Good old opposable […]

Recipe of the Week: Crusty Garlic Bread

Recipe of the Week: Crusty Garlic Bread

Ingredients: 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 teaspoon olive oil 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley 2 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme or 2 teaspoons dried thyme 2 teaspoons chopped fresh marjoram  or 3/4 teaspoon dried marjoram 1/2 teaspoon paprika 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese 2 small loaves (4 ounces each) Italian or French bread   Directions: Preheat oven to 350 […]

Recipe of the Week: Cinnamon Rolls

Recipe of the Week: Cinnamon Rolls

  Now this makes breakfast worth getting up in the morning! Dough Ingredients: 4-1/2 to 5 cups flour 1 package active dry yeast 1 cup milk 1/3 cup butter or margarine 1/3 cup sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt 3 eggs Directions: In a large mixing bowl combine 2-1/4 cups of flour and the yeast.  Set aside. In […]

Recipe of the Week: Spinach-Feta Puff Pastry Tart

Recipe of the Week: Spinach-Feta Puff Pastry Tart

  This Greek combination of spinach, feta cheese and lemons is a true flavor-flash. Add a little fresh dill and mint into the mix and you have something that will make your friends and family clamor for more.   Ingredients: 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil (divided) 6 green onions (sliced thin) 12 ounces fresh baby […]

Recipe of the Week: Honey Mustard Glazed Chicken Bake

Recipe of the Week: Honey Mustard Glazed Chicken Bake

    Ingredients: 1 lb. parsnips, sliced on an angle 1 lb. potatoes, scrubbed and quartered 1/2 lb. carrots thinly sliced 1 red onion cut into wedges 1 tbsp. olive oil 5 sprigs fresh thyme 1-1/2 lbs. chicken thighs 1-1/2 lbs. chicken drumsticks 3 tbsp. Dijon mustard 2 tbsp. whole-grain mustard 2 tbsp. honey 1 […]

Recipe of the Week: Chicken Stir-Fry

Recipe of the Week: Chicken Stir-Fry

  Ingredients: 1/4 cup orange juice 1-1/2 tablespoons cornstarch 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breasts,  cut into strips 2/3 cup chicken broth 1-1/2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce 2-1/2 teaspoons vegetable oil 1 clove garlic, minced 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger or 1-1/2  teaspoon ground ginger 1-1/2 cups snow peas or green beans 1 medium red bell pepper, […]

Recipe of the Week: Boston Baked Beans

Recipe of the Week: Boston Baked Beans

Something to stick to your ribs on those chilly winter nights Ingredients: 2 pounds white beans (aka pea beans) 1/4 pound salt pork 2 teaspoons salt 1 cup molasses 1 teaspoon dry mustard 2 tablespoons brown sugar Directions: Place the beans in a large cooking pan and cover with water.  Quickly bring the beans to a […]

Recipe of the Week: Cheesy Potato Soup

Recipe of the Week: Cheesy Potato Soup

  Some comfort food for a rainy night Ingredients: 8 medium russet potatoes, peeled and cubed 6 strips of bacon 1/2 cup chopped onions 1/2 cup chopped celery 4 cups chicken broth 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder 1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 1 cup milk 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese […]

Recipe of the Week: Lentil and Barley Stew

Recipe of the Week:  Lentil and Barley Stew

Something for those cold winter nights Ingredients: 2 tablespoons butter 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1/2 cup chopped onion (about 1/2 onion) 1/2 cup chopped celery (about 2 stocks) 2-1/2 cups peeled chopped fresh tomatoes          or canned tomatoes 2 cups water 1/2 cup lentils 1/3 cup pearled barley 1/8 teaspoon dried rosemary 1/2 cup shredded […]