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Homemade Pasta

by December 16, 2017

Homemade Pasta 2 C White flour in food processor 1 egg plus 1 tbl EVOO Blend Drizzle water until it starts to come together If too sticky, add a bit more flour Knead util it becomes springy Wrap in plastic for 30 minutes Roll and cut into racquetball sized balls Read more »

Lydia’s Pasta


Pasta 3 C flour 3 eggs . Separated . one white and four egg yolks. . Keep two egg whites for an omelet in the morning 1 TBL oil 1 TBL salted butter Salt Put into Kitchen Aid Mix on high Put in water till it comes together Mix on Read more »

Grandpa’s Homemade Pasta



Grandpa’s Banana Ginger Bread

by December 13, 2017

INGREDIENTS FIRST BOWL: ½ CU softened margarine ½ CU white granulated sugar ½ CU brown sugar 2 eggs 1 tsp vanilla 1 TBL lemon juice 3 over-ripe bananas – mashed SECOND BOWL: ¾ CU white flour ¾ CU wheat flour ½ CU spelt (optional) or ½ CU Read more »

Three Christmas Treats

by December 12, 2017

from Chef Chris Nicosia from Sassi Restaurant Nutella No-egg Dessert INGREDIENTS 250 gm whole milk 250 gm Nutella 250 gm cream (heat to scald) 1 TBL gelatin STEP BY STEP Mix milk and Nutella Heat cream in separate pot Add gelatin to cream and mix Pour Read more »

Spanish Style Potatoes

by December 9, 2017

INGREDIENTS 5 Russet potatoes 1 TBL salt 1 tsp baking soda STEP BY STEP Wash and dry four potatoes Optional: Peel potatoes Cut into one inch segments Bring a large pot of water up to a boil Add 1 salt and baking soda to the water Add Read more »

Beginner Pork Chops

by December 4, 2017

  INGREDIENTS 1 TBS Vegetable oil 4 pork chops 1 can Cream of Mushroom soup ½ CU water STEP BY STEP Heat oil in skillet Cook chops until browned Add soup and water – heat to boil Cover and let simmer for 10 minutes This is Read more »

Grandma’s Mac and Cheese


Ingredients to feed 6 or 12 people 2 C large elbow macaroni 1 C sour cream 1 C shredded Colby – mixed in 2 C shredded Colby – for topping Grandma likes to use 1 C coarsely chopped black olives when she makes this, but you can leave Read more »

Recipes for Cynthia to Review


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Meals for Thomas

by December 2, 2017

This was created for my grandson Thomas, because he wanted to start making family meals on a weekly basis. Hopefully he will find these menus helpful. Click here to begin.  

Brussels Sprouts with Caramelized Onion

by December 1, 2017

Wash whole Brussels sprouts Cut off bottom of stem and remove outer leaves Halve Brussels sprouts Blanche in boiling water for 3-4 minutes, then plunge into ice bath to stop the cooking process Cut two bacon slices into 1/2 inch pieces Emulsify 1 TBL melted unsalted butter into 1 TBL Read more »

Brussels Sprouts – COLLECTION INDEX


Brussels Sprouts with Pancetta Brussels Sprouts with Caramelized Onion Kung Pao Brussels Sprouts Quick Root Veggie Bake


by November 17, 2017

Soak 2 cups of dried chickpeas in cold water over night. Yes you can use canned chickpeas, but it won’t taste as good. The next day, boil the chickpeas for about 1 hour or until they can be squished between two fingers. Drain the chickpeas of water. Freeze Read more »

Stuffed eggplant

by November 14, 2017

Stuffed eggplant Cut eggplant into 1/4-/2 inch slices lengthwise Leave skin Lay on baking sheet Drizzle with EVOO salt and pepper Bake at 450° for 10 minutes Filling 1 cup ricotta cheese or cottage 1 cup mozzarella cheese 1/4 cup Parm cheese Dried parsley Chili flakes 1 egg 1 table Read more »

Bread salad


Bread salad Toast day-old bread Red onion sliced thin Heirloom tomato pieces Cucumber medallions Sliced Pepper A few mint leaves Select your favorite dressing and blend with a quarter cup of cheese Cube your bread Combine all dry ingredients and toss together Add dressing at the last minute and toss Read more »

A Bit about FLOUR


A Bit about FLOUR Rye / Whole Grain Rye Strong flavor. Pair with other strong flavors Eg thin crispy butter cookies with chopped candied orange peel, ginger and rye Eg Rye brownies with dark chocolate Eg Rye crumb toppings Buckwheat Strong nutty flavor. Pair with any recipe using nuts, Italian Read more »

A Nice Crusty Rub


A Nice Crusty Rub 2 tsp Salt 1/2 tsp Pepper 1,25 tsp Vegetable oil 1/4 tsp Baking Soda Creates alkaline environment Promotes Maillard Reaction under broiler (Tasty browning) Broil in a pan with high sides to focus heat Preheat to 375° then to broil 5 inches from heating element 130° Read more »

Rice and Lentils with Crispy Onions


Rice and Lentils with Crispy Onions Mujaddara from 13th Century Mesopotamia One pound of Vadallia onions . Sliced Toss in 1 tsp salt Microwave 3 minutes Yogurt Sauce 1/2 C plain yogurt 1/4 tsp salt 1/4 tsp minced garlic 1 TBL lemon juice Mix and refrigerate Rinse salt off onions Read more »

Ten Probiotic Foods You should Try


Ten Probiotic Foods You should Try Curtido . El Salvador Fermented salsa with cabbage, onions, chilies and other veggies served on corn tortillas Kvass . Russia Fermented grain drink – yeast, brown bread beers and carrots,and water Sauerkraut . Cabbage, salt and water Aged Cheese . Roquefort and gruyere Kombucha Read more »



Pretzels 2 TBL yeast 2 C warm water 6.5 C bread flour 1/2 C brown sugar 4 TBL salt 1/2 C Butter . Cut in Add liquids Finish on bench Rise 8 hours in fridge Let dough thaw 1 hour 1/2 C baking soda 8 C hot water 1/4 C Read more »