The first day of summer means quicker, easier recipes. I usually make all of my salad toppings from scratch, but this jar of pre-made sauce was too irresistable to pass up. It is Watcharee’s® Thai Peanut Sauce and the flavor is fresh, tangy and gourmet style. It’s also Gluten Free and Vegan!
Our weather has been a bit erratic here in the Northeast. We have more cold days than warm so far this spring, and it feels more like fall. I am still cooking cool weather foods until the warmer days settle in. I actually decided to defrost a whole turkey I had in the freezer and…… Continue reading Roasted Beets, Sweet Potatoes, Butternut Squash and Yukon Golds
It was love at first sight the moment I saw the sad little residue riddled roaster that my Mom wanted me to keep. Anyone else would have put it straight in the garbage, but after hearing that my Babci used to cook in it, I had to take it in. I restored it to it's natural beauty,… Continue reading Herb Roasted Chicken Baked in Babci’s Blue Graniteware Roaster, circa 1950
These delicious cabbage rolls are a very unique main dish that is recognized in every region of Slavic Central Europe. Golabki, pronounced Ga-WUMP-ki, are a fabulous delicacy often served at family celebrations and holidays. If you make too many, the leftovers will re-heat in the microwave the next day, tasting even better than the day you cooked them. Most families have a secret recipe they follow, and my family… Continue reading Authentic Polish Stuffed Cabbage
Now don't go throwing out those Beet Greens after using the beet roots! The greens are so nutritious, they can be made into a healthy pesto that can be used in all types of recipes. . It is a delicious vitamin and mineral packed substitution for the usual herbs found in basic pesto.
The stores are all ready for Thanksgiving with turkeys and all the trimmings in abundance. I usually start preparing some portions of the feast a few days before Thanksgiving including the home-made turkey broth that is necessary for stuffing, and gravy. This year, I made a large stock pot and I wanted to use it prior to Thanksgiving for a totally different… Continue reading Pearled Barley & Mushrooms
I can appreciate a really hot bowl of soup on a cool day. Mom made the best Vegetable Soup when we were growing up in our humble New Jersey home. She learned how to make it from my Grandmother in the 1950's. 'Babci' had a catering business and shared all of her vast kitchen knowledge… Continue reading Mom’s Vegetable Beef Soup