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...

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...

Irish Farmhouse Salad

This salad is always yummy, but is especially popular in our house during the winter months when many of our favorite seasonal veggies are not available or not at their peak. It evolved from an old Irish recipe that mixed cream and mustard with a cooked egg yoke to...

Schiacciata (with roasted red onions and Gruyere)

A Florentine version of Focaccia, the name for this favorite in our household, SCHIACCIATA, translates as “squashed” bread. The sweetness of the roasted red onion partnered with sharp Gruyere and a touch of salt produce a remarkably delicious treat. You...

Grandmommie’s Cherry Chocolate Cream

Nabisco introduced their Famous Chocolate Wafers in 1924 and, not long after, the original “Icebox Cake” recipe appeared on the back of the Famous box. This “cake” became popular during the World War 2 era because of its use of premade...

Sourdough Starter

Bread, English muffins, waffles, pancakes, biscuits, pretzels – the list of things you can do with a nice sourdough starter is endless! A friend of my mom’s turned me on to the wonders of starter many years ago when she served up the most delicious sourdough...