Irish Soda Bread

Irish Soda Bread

Posted by on Mar 15, 2011 | No Comments

I used this recipe last year, after finding it on the Martha Stewart website. It is really close to the soda bread that my grandma used to make, so very authentic, indeed. Perfect with a smear of butter.

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread

Posted by on Feb 19, 2011 | No Comments

The last time I made this was during Snowmageddon and the stores were out of eggs. I subbed 1 mashed banana for 2 of the eggs and 5 teaspoons of flax meal mixed with 6 tablespoons of warm water for the other two eggs. I was really pleased with the results and the fact that I could serve this to my vegan friends so I have permanently altered my recipe. If you want to go the easy route, eliminate the banana, flax and water and replace it with 4 eggs.

I also like that this recipe makes two large loaves so you can share with friends and neighbors or freeze it if you feel like being stingy.

Veggie Chili

Posted by on Feb 11, 2011 | No Comments

My daughter, Fiona, asks me to make chili about once a week. This is my basic recipe which often gets changed up a bit depending on what we have on hand. Sometimes I add corn, bell peppers or other veggies that are about to pass the peak of freshness. It is also a great way to sneak vegetables in if you have a family member who thinks they don’t like them. This may have a lot of ingredients but it is very simple and goes together quickly.

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Posted by on Feb 2, 2011 | No Comments

Seeing as how you are probably snowed in and the kids have cabin fever, I thought I would post a recipe that everyone will enjoy and the whole family can participate in preparing. I first prepared this recipe about 5 years ago when I purchased the Williams Sonoma: Essentials of Baking Cookbook. There are some fabulous recipes in this book and this one is definitely a keeper. Enjoy!

Chickpea Salad

Chickpea Salad

Posted by on Jan 26, 2011 | One Comment

Great low fat, high protein, veggie packed snack or side dish. I like to make this on Sunday and snack on it all week long. Add jalapenos to spice it up a bit.

Cinnamon Pecan Butterscotch Sweet Potatoes

Cinnamon Pecan Butterscotch Sweet Potatoes

Posted by on Dec 14, 2010 | No Comments

This tasty sweet potato recipe will wow the pickiest of crowds. This is not your mom’s marshmallow covered canned yams but rather an ooey gooey caramelized adult version that will have folks asking for more…..