Cuisine: California

Janet’s Curry Salmon

Add a nice East Indian flare to your salmon steak with Janet's Curry. Janet's Curry features toasted aromatic seeds ground to perfection. The Salmon brings out a new depth of flavors with a whisper of warmth. Cool it with the Yogurt Dill Dressing. Shown here served with herbed couscous, cucumber slices and a nice cabbage salad with the Yogurt Dill Dressing on it.

  • Prep: 40 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
Gator Joe & Some Slaw

Some Slaw

You want Some Slaw with that? It is one of those slaws that you can't get in a normal cookbook. Just put together simplicity, with flavor nuances you may not have expected. I used my mandoline to get a fine shred to blend everything cleanly so each bite has an even mixture of all the flavors present. Shown here as a topping on the Gator Joes

  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Yields: 2 Cups
Blackberry Tapioca Pudding

Blackberry Tapioca Pudding

My grandma Dorothy introduced her grandkids to the wonders of blackberry picking and the best blackberry pudding imaginable. She of course used white sugar back in the day. Nevertheless, this pudding was normally eaten when it was cool enough not to burn our lips. The hint of cardamom and use of agave nectar brings it to a higher level.

  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yields: 4 Servings or 2 Hearty Servings or 1 Super Indulgent Serving
Zucchini Chips

Zucchini Chips

A wonderful snack made with the best ingredients. These are the perfect snack to keep handy for a busy family.

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 12 hrs
  • Yields: 1 quart jar or so

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
Marinated Mozzarella

Mozzarella Cheese

Not as difficult as you may imagine. Once you have the key ingredients you can try many varieties of cheese. See the gallery of the operation HERE .

  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 35 mins
  • Yields: 3/4 lbs or so of cheese
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
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
Herbed Carrot Soup

Carrot Soup

This comes from my favorite vegetarian cookbook, The Moosewood Cookbook from Molly Katzen. The recipe can easily accommodate whatever your herb choice is. Also, you can buy organic "juicing carrots by 5 lbs. bunches at half the prices per lbs. of non organic. You'll want to make this soup often.

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Yields: 4 Serious Servings
Fresh Salsa

Fresh Salsa

This salsa is easily a family favorite. Great with tortilla chips, in a burrito or on a tostada. Adjust the heat to your family's taste buds.

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Yields: 1 generous cup