Tagged with Recipe

21st Century Salmon Patties

21st Century Salmon Patties

Inspired by my grandma’s original recipe Makes 12 patties. Last week I came across and old shoe box stuffed with recipes, lovingly clipped, filed and penned by my mom, my grandmother, friends and neighbors of my youth.  Carefully examining each one was a wonderful walk down memory lane.  I especially cherished seeing their handwriting, which … Continue reading

Not Impossible Pineapple Pie

Not Impossible Pineapple Pie

Inspired by my grandma’s original recipe. This recipe is dead simple.  It can hardly be considered cooking.  Yet the result of so little effort is a delicious crowd pleaser owing to its rich taste and light texture.  I can vouch that it tastes as good today as it did decades ago. Ingredients 8 oz. cream … Continue reading

Smells Good in Here Potato Soup

Smells Good in Here Potato Soup

Menu planning for the week.  I ask myself, “What seems good to me this time of year, as birds and temperatures head south, winter is imminent yet the days are still filled with plenty of sunshine wrestling the cool breezes?”  Soup.  Definitely soup. I comb through recipes pre-grocery shop as I usually do and I … Continue reading

Skinny Basil Soup

This deliciously light soup was born of a misunderstanding. I was on safari in the spectacular Kenyan Masai Mara lodging at Basecamp Explorer.  One evening our waiter, a characteristically tall thin Masai man named Senit, came to our table to announce that evening’s menu.  The first item mentioned, “skinny” basil soup.  He continued with the … Continue reading

Scroggin’ Biscuits [aka Crumbly Cookies]

These cookies have become a family favorite treat – and a guiltless one at that.  These wonderful cookies inspired by my friend from Down Under are high in fiber (very filling), low in sugar (who doesn’t need less sugar?) and are great for using up leftover bits of seeds, nuts and dried fruits from your … Continue reading

Saucy Salsa Verde

Inspired by yet another celebrity chef, this time Michael Symon, I prepared my own version of his Salsa Verde.  I had planned a roasted chicken for dinner and wanted to use up some leftover fresh herbs.  This tangy fresh tasting salsa is the perfect accompaniment to the bird.  I was wary of making too much … Continue reading

A Kiwi’s Crustless Quiche

I owe this one to my good Kiwi friend Emma.  Yes, Emma is from New Zealand, one of the most beautiful countries on Earth – hands down.  If you have not been, get there.  Emma and I share a love of cooking (actually she is an excellent baker!) and putting our own twist on things.  … Continue reading