Churros – Celebrating Mexican Cuisine

Churros are in Mexico what doughnuts are in the U.S. But rather than being round, these are like long sticks. They are especially wonderful when freshly made and served warm. (I like dunking them in hot chamomile tea). CHURROS Ingredients 2 cups vegetable oil 1 cup water 1/2 cup margarine 1/4 tsp. salt 1 cup [...]

By | 2017-07-14T18:08:01+00:00 March 21st, 2017|Breakfast, Desserts, Mexican|Comments Off on Churros – Celebrating Mexican Cuisine

Slow Cooker Pumpkin Pudding

Did you know that you can make dessert in a slow cooker? Julie Beyer Rd, author of Confident Choices: A Cookbook for IC and OAB, shares a delightful recipe for a warm pumpkin pudding, a perfect way to end a cold winter's day work! Enjoy! 1 - 15 ounce can solid pack pumpkin 1 - 12 [...]

By | 2017-07-14T18:08:02+00:00 February 1st, 2017|Desserts, Fall Recipes|Comments Off on Slow Cooker Pumpkin Pudding

Pumpkin Drop Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting

If you haven't had a pumpkin drop cookie, you've missed a very special autumn treat. Topped with cream cheese frosting, these cookies are served cool and are a perfect accompaniment to your favorite warm fall drink! Spices are optional for patients who are extra sensitive!  Ingredients 1 cup butter, softened 1/2 cup packed brown sugar 1/4 cup [...]

By | 2018-03-26T20:36:37+00:00 October 13th, 2016|Baked Goods, Desserts|Comments Off on Pumpkin Drop Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting

Savory, Simple Dishes For The Holidays

I don’t know about you, but this last week before the holidays is usually a mixture of excitement, busy-ness, nostalgia, and fun…with a bit of anxiety thrown in for flavor. I usually want everything to be perfect: the perfect presents, the perfect gatherings, and the perfect food, all to help create the perfect memories. But [...]

By | 2017-07-14T18:08:02+00:00 December 23rd, 2015|Desserts, Holidays, Main Dish, Meal Ideas|Comments Off on Savory, Simple Dishes For The Holidays

Pecan Pie – Healthy & Delicious

Thanksgiving Tip 4: Dessert For our family, playing games Thanksgiving evening when everyone is ready to sit, relax and settle down is the perfect way to end the day. My mom, age 86, still loves to play Apples to Apples, The Train Game, Pictionary and even charades, causing much laughter and good times for every generation [...]

By | 2018-03-26T20:37:39+00:00 November 23rd, 2015|Desserts, Fall Recipes, Holidays|Comments Off on Pecan Pie – Healthy & Delicious

Pumpkin Month Is Here – The Ubiquitous and Classic Flavor of Autumn

The kids are back in school, fall is in the air and it seems pumpkins are everywhere this month! Jack o’Lantern faces appear on all kinds of signs and merchandise from billboards to kids’ socks and, as we move closer to Halloween, the fat orange fruits also begin to occupy patios, porch steps and walkways. [...]

By | 2017-07-14T18:08:02+00:00 October 19th, 2015|Desserts, Fall Recipes, Veggies|Comments Off on Pumpkin Month Is Here – The Ubiquitous and Classic Flavor of Autumn

Quick Peppermint Ice Cream

Red and White Candy Canes! What could be more in tune with the holiday spirit than peppermint? This recipe (adapted from Martha Stewart's Living) is scrumptious fun for kids and adults. Ingredients: 1 pint Haagen-Dazs vanilla ice cream 2/3 cup of crushed peppermint candies or candy canes 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract Instructions: Crush peppermint candies [...]

By | 2017-07-14T18:08:02+00:00 December 5th, 2013|Desserts, Flavor Fun, Holidays|Comments Off on Quick Peppermint Ice Cream

Sichuan Baked Pears

This dessert recipe is from my classic IC cookbook, A Taste of the Good Life. It’s delicious made with either with round yellow Asian pears or red D'Anjou pears. 1-1/2 Tbsp. butter 2 firm pears, peeled 3 Tbsp. sugar 1/8 tsp. cinnamon 1/8 tsp. anise seed 1/8 tsp. allspice 1/8 tsp. coriander Preheat oven to [...]

By | 2017-07-14T18:08:02+00:00 October 28th, 2013|Desserts, Fall Recipes, Flavor Fun, Fruit|Comments Off on Sichuan Baked Pears

Two New Fall Recipes – Horchata & White Hot Chocolate

Recipe 1 - Vanilla Horchata 1-1/2 cups medium- or long-grain white rice, cooked soft 3-1/2 cups water (or more, to taste) 1 c. sugar (or more to taste) 1 can evaporated milk 2 T. pure vanilla extract Ground nutmeg or cinnamon to sprinkle over top of drink (optional) Combine rice, water, and sugar in a [...]

By | 2017-07-14T18:08:02+00:00 October 10th, 2013|Beverages, Desserts, Fall Recipes, Flavor Fun, General|Comments Off on Two New Fall Recipes – Horchata & White Hot Chocolate

Zucchini Bread

Ingredients 3 eggs 1 c. oil 1–1/3 c. sugar 1 t. vanilla 2 c. peeled & grated zucchini 3 c. flour 1 t. salt 1 t. cinnamon 1 t. soda 1/4 t. baking powder 1/2 to 1 c. chopped nuts Preheat oven to 325°F.  Beat eggs; blend in oil, sugar and flavoring. Add zucchini. Sift [...]

By | 2015-09-27T02:39:57+00:00 August 8th, 2013|Breakfast, Desserts, Flavor Fun, General|Comments Off on Zucchini Bread