Cooking Method: Bake

Spiced_Chocolate_Chip_Cookies

Spiced Chocolate Chip Cookies

Every once a while I get challenged to create something tasty that meets a dietary restriction. This time was for a couple of dear friends that absolutely do not touch anything with alcohol. I generally cook with vanilla, but what are cookies without a little touch of something exotic? This is a basic chocolate chip recipe, but instead of vanilla I used cardamom & cloves (Spices they can get in their country.) This is for Mensure & Kaltrina! They loved these cookies on hikes or just because.

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Yields: about 36 balls of knee buckling goodness

Herbed Pizza Crust

This recipe comes from Brenda Meyers from Odessa, TX. This is her "go to" pizza crust recipe that never fails to delight the taste buds.
"Oh yeah, in the summer I go straight to the grill, I don’t mess around with heating up my kitchen with a hot oven.  No pizza stone on the grill, I just use a Pizza peel to get it on and off.  I guess you could use a stone though, I just never have."

  • Prep: 45 mins
  • Cook: 5 mins
  • Yields: 8 Delicious Slices

Singapore Ribs

This recipe comes from a Portuguese language Asian cookbook. We used to get little beef ribs there and slow cook them in a simple oven with no "temperature" gauge. The idea was a good marinating time beforehand of at least 2 hrs. Luscious and unforgettable.

  • Yields: 2 servings

Herbed Monkey Bread

Joyan Becker my mother in law first set this on the table during many a wonderful family dinner. Making this special bread smells lovely all the way through from the bread rising to the sauté of the garlic & herbs in butter and olive oil. Eating it with good butter or sopped up in a gravy is just heavenly.

  • Prep: 2 hrs
  • Cook: 45 mins
  • Yields: 30 mini rolls
Cornmeal Banana Cookies

Cornmeal Banana Cookies

This recipe has been a family favorite adapted from the Fanny Farmer Baking Book ©1984. I had to spring this on my family as it sounds pretty unusual for a cookie. I've updated it for less sugar and healthier option for the fat content.

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yields: 30 cookies
Cabbage & Corn

Roasted Cabbage & Corn

Good cabbage seems to be available all year around. This dish hit the spot for a "different" type of salad side dish. Lots of flavor and very good for you.

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Yields: 4 servings
Oatmeal Cookies

Chewy Oatmeal Cookies

This is my family's official "cookie" recipe. Something on a card that has been made for decades. I have made a few changes such as the sub for coconut oil for shortening and changed out the raisins and walnuts for more of an assortment. These cookies have sustained us on long trips and excursions.

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Yields: 2 dozen medium sized cookies - good for 2 people
Pumpkin Cookies

Pumpkin Cookies

What a better way to use that left-over-from-making-that-pumpkin-pie pumpkin is to whip up some super soft scrumptious cookies for later? Mixed bits from a good chocolate bar make this just the right amount of sweet chocolate hits throughout the cookie.

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yields: 2 Dozen Decent sized cookies
Pannetone Bread

Whymzy Panettone Bread – Bread Maker

I found my love for Panettone while living in Portugal. They would import it from Italy. I love the raisins and the orangey essence. Here is my take for the bread machine of this lovely Christmasy bread. Plan on enjoying a warm buttered slice with a cup of your favorite hot brown liquid!

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 1 hr
  • Yields: 1/2 lbs. Loaf
Spinach Ricotta Pie

Spinach Ricotta Pie

A long time family favorite from the Moosewood Cookbook by Mollie Katzen. I've added the smoked salt in lieu of regular salt for an extra layer of flavor. Great summer dish or take on a picnic treat!

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 45 mins
  • Yields: 8 slices or Serves 4 average adults