Everyone has a favorite recipe that has pages of ingredients and takes hours to prepare. They are a labor of love. They invoke great childhood memories and are a crowd-pleaser whenever they are served. Now that I’m retired, I want to spend all my time over a hot stove making every complicated and hours to prepare recipe I can find… ARE YOU JOKING! NO, the simpler, the shorter and less time in the kitchen the better! Continue reading
This year we have a bumper crop of tomatoes. Instead of the six medium tomatoes in this recipe, I’ve been using three extremely large beefsteak tomatoes. Enjoy!
Although we prefer bread pudding to plum pudding at Christmas time, this simple desert can be enjoyed anytime of year.
I love making pumpkin seeds. All I do is clean the seeds, salt and then roast them. But then I have a problem. I don’t have kids who can carve a Jack O’ Lantern. Cooking pumpkins for pie or bread is a hassle — much easier to open up a can. So here is a recipe for stuffed pumpkin. It’s a perfect container to bake this stew-like dish. Continue reading
This is one of the easiest and best tasting cakes I’ve ever made. I’m not a frosting person — I like the cake. This is one of my favorite recipes because it has a crusty topping and doesn’t require frosting. If you like the icing on your cake, you can always slather on your favorite frosting. I promise not to tell. Continue reading
The name porcupine comes from the rice in the meatballs. By the way, if pineapple seems an odd ingredient, I thought so too. But don’t be afraid, it’s very subtle and adds a small amount of sweet zest to the dish. Continue reading
Here is a simple and low calorie Apple Pie. In true French style, it may not be sweet enough for the American palate, but is still tasty and far healthier than most.