Category: Recipes

Hazelnut Crisps

Hazelnut Crisps (from flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/cljacobs/319970055/) My dog’s name is Hazel. She is named after the Hazelnut tree. One night in a fit of boredom I googled Hazelnut Cookies Recipe and started browsing. This recipe stood out as having yummy potential.…

New England Gingersnaps

New England Gingersnaps (from the Christmas Cookies Oxmoor House http://www.abebooks.com/Christmas-Cookies-Oxmoor-House-Alabama/291409388/bd) I have a lot of cookbooks and I have one just for Christmas cookies that I have had for years. Believe it or not, this is the only recipe I…

Brownies

If you are looking for a from scratch recipe for brownies, this one is pretty good. In college I majored in Anthropology and minored (nearly a double major) in nutrition. One of my nutrition classes was an introductory course with…

Spicy Lentil Stew

The weather has turned cooler, the leaves are turning brilliant shades of red, orange, and yellow, and the days are noticeably shorter. While I am not a fan of shorter days, I love fall and winter cooking because they involve…

Banana Bread

I love to cook. My family loves to eat what I cook. I have a tendency to “improve recipes as I go. I often make notes on cookbook pages to document my changes as you can see in the photo.…

Posole! Ole!

I am a huge fan of posole. A Mexican stew made with hominy, chilis and pork.  It is spicy and hearty and wonderful. The best posole I have ever eaten is found in Santa Fe, New Mexico at a little…

Vegan Ravioli

Here is one of the challenges I have been facing our vegetarian diet. My husband love ravioli. He is also lactose intolerant. The challenge has been to find a no cheese ravioli. You can easily find ravioli filled with meat…

Veggie Fried Rice

I had the most delicious vegetarian fried rice at a little place call Sunflower Vegetarian in Vienna, VA (http://www.crystalsunflower.com/Vienna/index_normal.htm) It gave me such a taste for vegetarian fried rice that I started searching recipes. Trust me, there are lots. I…

Pizza Potatoes

Let’s face it, the potato is a practically perfect food. It is abundant, inexpensive and a fantastic base for all kinds of other foods. I found this recipe for Pizza Potatoes on the Whole Foods site.  I have made it…