Hmm. You know that start-with-one-thing-then-change-it moment? I started with four hard-boiled eggs, intending to give two away and make egg salad sandwiches for a couple days with the other two. Then I roasted some vegetables because I wanted them roasted, and as I was pulling the spices out of the cubby for the veggies, I … More Egyptian-spiced, twice-cooked eggs with roasted vegetables
I glimpsed a headline this afternoon announcing National Pie Day. I didn’t know there was such a thing, but there is, and so some apples from Bellingham in a brown bag inside the fridge finally found their long-intended way into a pie. In truth, pies are my least favorite things to bake, but I accepted … More National Pie Day? Dutch Apple Pie
There was one lonely and ripe banana in the kitchen. What to do? Bake something, of course. A recipe for peanut butter muffins in my quick bread recipe files served as the inspiration for these moist, lovely and fast-made muffins. I highly recommend. In the “old days,” the peanut butter was mixed with the dry … More Peanut Butter & Banana Muffins with Mini Chocolate Chips: recipe
I bought a box of Brown & Haley’s Dark Chocolate Peppermint Bark for the tin, so naturally I have to bake with the contents. First up was a test batch of the lower fat chewy, crunchy cookie with chopped bark. They puffed up and did not collapse, leaving bits of melty chocolate here and there … More Crunchy Chocolate Mint Chews
Leftover roasted potato and vegetables, the other half a jar of Trader Joe’s Masala Simmering Sauce, a quart of chicken broth, a can of mixed beans and mini spiced matzo dumplings* made with the resultant soup’s broth was a soup the first night and a stew tonight. Oh boy. There’s going to be a next … More Vegetable Masala Matzo Soup/Stew
I bought a package of Hasselback potatoes at Trader Joe’s, appreciated them for the first time and decided to make some fresh ones in the oven with some leftover garlic butter, then put them under leftover chili and sharp cheddar cheese today for me and Sylvia. I didn’t need to look for a recipe as … More I teach myself Hasselback Potatoes
Just because I didn’t make 15 to 20 different kinds of cookies and candies for Christmas a few weeks ago in my usual 3-day/night binge bake, well, that doesn’t mean those left out won’t have their moment or that there will not be a derivative. With leftover Hershey’s Dark Chocolate Mint Truffle Kisses, it’s a … More Snicks with Kisses and Their Friends
Cranberry. Rhubarb. Peach. Raspberry. Rum Raisin. Find peace in ice cream.