Salzbrezeln

These “Salzbrezeln” (salted pretzels) are fun to make-together any time of the year, but are particularly necessary at our house around Oktoberfest. They can be tricky to roll out, but even the youngest pretzel-makers say they’re worth it in the end....

Homemade Salsa

One of our favorite summer indulgences, when we have lots of fresh, ripe tomatoes in our garden, is to make homemade salsa. We find it is tastiest straight from the bowl we mix it in. Even after refrigeration, it is far superior to any store-bought, jarred version....

Chop, Mash, In-A-Flash Guacamole

Talk about “super foods” and avocados are way up there on the list. They’re delicious, they are available all year-round and they pack a nutritional wallop! And this isn’t news to anyone. While these days we tend to associate guacamole with...

Turkey Oven Sandwiches

These Turkey Oven Sandwiches are a great weeknight meal. We like to cook one pan the night we make them and save the other for the next night in the refrigerator. They can also be frozen for an easy meal in the further future. Distributing tomatoes and celery for...

Chicken Lasagna

This is one of our favorite make ahead meals. It heats great from frozen and the investment of one afternoon yields at least four meals. For our small family, it’s more like 8. Sometimes, for Sunday dinner with Gogo and Papa, one 8″ x 8″ pan serves 4...

Basic Bread from Starter (Yum!)

We make this bread at least once a month. It makes four medium size loaves. We usually eat one on the day we make it and freeze the other three. It is a perfect bread sliced in a basket for a side at the dinner table, but we also use it instead of pastry puffs and in...