Top Banana Provided Vegetables so I Made Korma & Brown Basmati Rice

Yesterday I read in a neighborhood online community that a nearby family-owned, small local produce market called Top Banana was carrying not only vegetables and fruits but also milk. I was out of milk and am in the at-risk group who should stay out of grocery stores and all stores, even with my mask on. … More Top Banana Provided Vegetables so I Made Korma & Brown Basmati Rice

New! Orange Pistachio Butter Cookies! Orange Minis! Mint Candy Brownies!

Stressed out? Try a nice brisk walk in the morning light and then bake the rest of the day. I’m calling it early St. Patrick’s Day gift pack for Mother and a couple other cookie testers. I was already on an “orange kick” a couple days ago when the decision was made after a phone … More New! Orange Pistachio Butter Cookies! Orange Minis! Mint Candy Brownies!

Dutch Apple Cake with Broiled Coconut Frosting & Chocolate Berry Mini Cake

It’s the birthday of my Dutch friend on the 24th and he and his family had just returned from a trip abroad last night, so I wasn’t sure if they’d be up for cake when my day started. Turns out they were, so I chopped a lot of apples and used my Dutch grandmother’s recipe … More Dutch Apple Cake with Broiled Coconut Frosting & Chocolate Berry Mini Cake

Spicy Cauliflower & Red Bell, BBQ Pork & Rice Noodles

I sometimes like to cook something unexpected/newish for my daughter when she visits for dinner and an hour of┬áSo You Think You Can Dance. For ideas this week I went searching through the stack of menus kept from 18 months of weekly dinners at my mother’s house some years ago and found a recipe similar … More Spicy Cauliflower & Red Bell, BBQ Pork & Rice Noodles

Brownies with Slightly Minty Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting (a little bit gray)

Readers know that I don’t waste leftover frosting! There was about a cupful of the purple-gray (strong) mint cream frosting not needed for the octopus birthday cake* after the octopus’s tentacles were piped onto the cake, and I decided that the leftover would be used atop a batch of brownies. My thought was that brownies … More Brownies with Slightly Minty Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting (a little bit gray)