Phyllis’ Cabbage Rolls

Phyllis’ Cabbage Rolls

Makes a roasting pan full! And would be great as part of a casual potluck or a buffet! Cabbage Rolls hold a very special place in my heart. I am not sure where Mom got her recipe, probably from someone in her family. I have adapted her original recipe with a couple of my own… Continue Reading…

Walnut Cinnamon Buns

Walnut Cinnamon Buns

Now I ask you, who doesn’t like a warm sticky cinnamon bun? It only takes a short time to put together the dough and then it’s just a quick matter to put together the filling and the mixture for the bottom of the pan that becomes the topping of the buns when turned out of… Continue Reading…

Mom’s Shortbread

Mom’s Shortbread

Mom made these every Christmas, we loved them.  Talk about getting caught with your hand in the cookie jar!  So buttery and delicious! When I worked as a corproate chef, I must have made thousands for work, us and family members every Christmas season. They store very well in a cool place. They are made entirely… Continue Reading…

Anne’s “Cheater” Pickled Beets

Anne’s “Cheater” Pickled Beets

When I was working in the executive dining room, we made these every couple of weeks and now, for old time’s sake, I make them at Christmas. My Mom always made pickled beets from scratch which included growing her own beets! Molto lavoro (much work); this seems a whole lot easier to me!  I love pickled beets!… Continue Reading…

Drei Augen (Three Eyes)

Drei Augen (Three Eyes)

I wasn’t going to put this recipe for German shortbread on Oracibo for some reason or the other…but after receiving rave reviews all Christmas Season…I think I should! This is only the second time I have made them; the first time was back in the mists of time…I won’t wait that long again! The recipe for these absolutely wonderful little… Continue Reading…

Scandinavian Apple Cake

Scandinavian Apple Cake

Both my hubby and I are of Scandinavian descent, which puts this cake most definitely in our lane! Makes one 9” Round Cake 3 – 4 medium-size apples 2 Tbsp. sugar 1 tsp. ground cinnamon 2 cups sifted unbleached flour ¼ tsp. salt ¾ cup butter, room temperature 1 cup sugar 3 eggs, room temperature… Continue Reading…

Corn On The Cob Butters

Corn On The Cob Butters

A couple of ideas to slather on fresh, fantastic, local corn! Lime-Chive Butter ½ cup (4 oz.) unsalted butter, room temperature 1/3 cup finely chopped fresh chives 2 tsp. fresh lime juice 1 tsp. finely grated lime peel ½ tsp. fine sea salt ¼ tsp. Hungarian sweet paprika Pinch of cayenne pepper Mix all ingredients… Continue Reading…

Apple Nut Muffins

Apple Nut Muffins

Come the fall this is a “must” in my muffin repertoire! It was such a popular muffin at the many coffee-breakfasts I catered in the olden days! If you have apple butter on hand it would be a very nice spread on a muffin. Makes 10-12 Medium Size Muffins Preheat the oven to 375 F…. Continue Reading…

New Potato Salad With Lemon Vinaigrette

New Potato Salad With Lemon Vinaigrette

Here’s a really lovely “new” potato salad.  My personal favourite potatoes to use in this salad are Sieglinde.  I think the lemon dressing adds a nice brightness. Makes 4 – 6 Servings 2 lbs. small new potatoes, unpeeled, Siegelinde (available at Helmer’s)** 1 tsp. lemon rind, finely grated 2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice 1 ½ tsp…. Continue Reading…

Zucchini “Lasagne” With Tomato Sauce

Zucchini “Lasagne” With Tomato Sauce

Even though the ideal, or at least my ideal, is to barbecue all summer, I suppose it’s OK to have other options!  There’s no pasta in this “lasagne.” It’s really good!  Of course this is best made with in season zucchini, especially if you can find the Italian ridged ones! The lasagne could be served with… Continue Reading…