Saturday, February 21, 2015

Breakfast And Brunch - Romanian Apple Cake

This is a wonderfully simple, yet delicious cake! It is so moist and fresh, it will surely be a favorite with your family, just like it is with mine! The main length of the preparation time is cutting and peeling the apples. A mixture of apples works great, although I usually use Golden Delicious.

Fruits And Vegetables - Authentic Mexican Shrimp Cocktail Coctel De Camarones Estilo Mexicano

A refreshing and authentic Mexican shrimp cocktail with plenty of spicy flavors makes a perfect starter or a light meal on a hot summer day. Serve it chilled with saltine crackers on the side. The trick is to start with well-chilled shrimp, ketchup, and clam-tomato juice so it can be ready after only chilling 1 hour in the fridge.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Appetizers And Snacks - Caramel Snack Mix

Blend butter with cereal and toasted nuts to make this sweet cocktail munchie that disappears by the handful.

Soups Stews And Chili - Black Eyed Pea And Bacon Soup

A hearty and delicious soup made with black-eyed peas and diced bacon. Serve with fresh baked rolls or biscuits.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Monday, February 16, 2015

Soups Stews And Chili - Beef Stew V

A charming beef stew flavored with red wine and vegetables. This recipe makes lots of stew, so invite some friends over.

Desserts - Grandmas Gingersnap Cookies

This melt-in-your-mouth ginger cookie recipe that I received from my grandmother has been enjoyed in my family since 1899.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Cheese - Pumpkin Cheesecake In A Gingersnap Crust

Pumpkin cheesecake with ginger snap crust - an old classic recipe.

Side Dish - Greens With Cannellini Beans And Pancetta

This is a forgiving recipe, and a great way to get your greens! Kale is cooked with onions and garlic, a small amount of pancetta or bacon, and cannellini beans to make a great main dish for two or side dish for 4 or more.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Salad - Baby Greens With A Warm Gorgonzola Dressing

This baby green salad is tossed with a warm Gorgonzola dressing, bacon, and toasted almonds.

Breakfast And Brunch - Grandmas Hash Browns

My Grandma made these simple hash browns nearly every morning when I spent time with her. They take a little planning, but they're better than any others! Serve with your favorite style eggs and breakfast meat!

Friday, February 13, 2015

Bread - Choereg Armenian Easter Bread

Ok...so my mother would just kill me if she knew I made our family recipe for Choereg public. But my policy is 'why keep a good thing to myself'. Choereg is a traditional, slightly sweet bread, especially made for Easter. It is delicious for breakfast with a nice cup of coffee. It takes some level of skill, but anyone used to handling yeast should not have a problem. You can find Mahleb at Middle Eastern grocery stores, especially around Easter. It will be with the spices. Please do not omit it, as this is what gives it its distinctive flavour and aroma.