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…

White Bean Salad

White Bean Salad

An excellent salad. I have put in varying amounts of veggies and herbs, so feel free to play around with the quantities to suit your tastebuds! If you choose to add the optional ingredients, it would become more of a main course than a side dish, or maybe not! Oh, there’s a note on my recipe that my… Continue Reading…

Blueberry Lemon Loaf

Blueberry Lemon Loaf

It’s well known that I adore the combination of berries with lemon! Here is a lovely quick bread that’s easy to make and darned right delish!  The lemon glaze topping is addictive! Makes 1 Loaf For the Loaf: 1 ½ cups unbleached flour 1 tsp. baking powder ¼ tsp. salt 6 Tbsp. unsalted butter, room… Continue Reading…

Joe’s Pork Ribs

Joe’s Pork Ribs

My husband makes these sensational ribs and we can hardly wait to have them each summer! The barbecue sauce can be made up to a week ahead; the addition of coffee lends a rich level of flavor. I usually make the rub ahead and store in a jar with a tight lid. It makes a great Christmas stocking… Continue Reading…