Barley, Roasted Butternut & Grape Salad.

Ingredients 1 container of seedless red grapes, rinsed and dried completely 1 small or medium butternut squash, peeled, cut and diced small 1 cup of cooked barley, then cool. a good handful of fresh spinach a good handful of whole pecans or any nuts of your choice toasted, 350 deg for 8 minutes. fresh lemon…


Couscous and Lentil Salad

: 1 cup brown lentils 3 tablespoons lemon juice 1 1/4 cups water 1 cup couscous I used israeli couscous, 1/2 teaspoons salt 1/4 cup olive oil 1 large garlic clove, minced and mashed to a paste with 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup finely chopped fresh parsley 2 cups vine-ripened cherry tomatoes, halved 1 cup…


Berry Cobbler

This couldn’t be easier to make, it can be made with whatever fruit looks good. Plus, you can bake it in whatever dish or pan you have, from a 3-quart casserole to a large skillet. 4 oz. (8 Tbs.) unsalted butter, cut into 8 pieces 1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour 1 cup granulated sugar 1-1/2…


Coffee Cake

ingredients: filling 3/4 cup dark brown sugar 1 Tablespoon cinnamon 1 Tablespoon cocoa 3 Tablespoons raisons processed fine 1 cup toasted walnuts, processed to a fine flour cake 3 cups all-purpose flour 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1 1/2 baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 3/4 cup unsalted butter, room temperature 2 teaspoons vanilla 1 1/2…


Best Hash Brown Potatoes

Ingredients 2 Idaho potatoes 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil 1 medium onion, cut in half and sliced 1 clove garlic, finely chopped 1 tablespoons butter a pinch of red pepper flakes a pinch of oregano coarse-ground black pepper to taste salt to taste 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley Directions 1. Preheat the oven to…


Creamy Cream-less Cauliflower Soup

Cauliflower soup is something that could be incredibly boring — but it certainly doesn’t have to be. This thoughtful recipe from “America’s Test Kitchen” cooks the vegetable two different ways to attain maximum flavor mileage. Cauliflower Soup Serves 4 to 6 1 head cauliflower (2 pounds) 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into 8 pieces 1…


Dakota Bread

From Cook’s Country MAKES ONE 10-INCH LOAF Be sure to use hot cereal mix, not boxed cold breakfast cereals, which may also be labeled “seven-grain.” INGREDIENTS 2cups warm water 1 1/2cups seven-grain hot cereal mix 2tablespoons honey 2tablespoons vegetable oil 3 1/2cups bread flour 1 3/4teaspoons salt 1teaspoon instant or rapid-rise yeast 3tablespoons raw, unsalted…


Blueberry Cranberry Muffins

Vegetable oil or cooking spray for the pan or paper muffin liners. 3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour 4 tsp. baking powder 1/2 tsp. baking soda 1/2 tsp. table salt 1-1/3 cups granulated sugar 3/4 cup canola or vegetable oil 1 cup milk,any percent you have at room temperature 1 cup sour cream or plain yogurt, at…


Apple Pie Cake

ingredients: 8 Granny Smith apples, peeled and sliced 3 tablespoons cinnamon- sugar mixture(2 1/2 T. sugar + 1/2 t. cinnamon) 3 large eggs 1 1/2 cups white sugar 1 1/2 cups vegetable or canola oil 3 teaspoons vanilla extract 1 1/2 cups All-Purpose Flour directions: 1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a…


Chocolate Oatmeal Bars

Chewy, nutty, chocolatey — delicious! from Baking: From My Home to Yours For the oatmeal layer: 2½ cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon 2 sticks (8 ounces) unsalted butter, at room temperature 2 cups (packed) brown sugar 2 large eggs 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract 3 cups…


Bulgur and Lentil Salad with fresh Herbs

This salad is even better the longer it sits in the fridge. Ingredients 1 c dry lentils, preferably green or yellow 2 c water 1 c dry bulgur 1 c boiling water 1/4 c olive oil 1/4 c lemon juice 2 cloves garlic, crushed 1 t salt 2 T mint, chopped 2-3T dill, chopped fresh…


Chocolate Pecan Walnut Globs

Fabulous! one of the best cookies I ever made. Enjoy! Definitely will satisfy your chocolate cookie/brownie cravings! Ingredients 6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) unsalted butter 12 ounces semisweet chocolate chips, divided 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate 2 extra-large eggs 1 tablespoon instant espresso powder 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract 3/4 cup sugar 1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon…


Pecan Pear Coffee Cake

Ingredients 1 cup chopped pecans 1/3 cup packed brown sugar 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/3 cup all-purpose flour 1/4 cup cold butter, cubed FILLING: 4 medium ripe pears, peeled and sliced (about 3 cups) 2 teaspoons lemon juice 1/2 cup butter, softened 1 cup sugar 2 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour…


Chocolate Blackout Cake

Chocolate Blackout Cake Forgotten Cake, America’s Test Kitchen Note: Be sure to give the pudding and the cake enough time to cool or you’ll end up with runny pudding and gummy cake. Pudding make the pudding the day before. 1-1/4 cups granulated sugar 1/4 cup cornstarch 1/2 teaspoon table salt 2 cups half-and-half 1 cup…


Chocolate Chip Cookies with Brown Butter

Who doesn’t love chocolate chip cookies? Myself, I must have tried about a dozen different chocolate chip cookie recipes. Now! THESE chocolate chip cookies. They belong to Cooks Illustrated, so you know they have no other option but to be amazing. And they are. But with that it also means that they must contain a…


Beef Ribs with Smoky-Sweet Barbecue Sauce

Mike gave this recipe a 5-Star rating. The flavours were fabulous, I would use this sauce on any type of ribs or chicken, there were no leftovers! This is definitely a keeper. one rack or 7 – 8 beef back ribs membrane removed( easy to remove after the boil) cut into individual ribs water to…


Apple Caramel Streusel Squares

Ingredients 2 1/4 cups Flour 1 1/3 cups quick-cooking oats 2/3 cup firmly packed light brown sugar 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 3/4 teaspoon baking soda 3/4 teaspoon salt 1 cup cold butter, cut up 6 medium cooking apples, peeled, cored and diced small juice of 1/2 lemon 1 (14 oz.) can Eagle Brand® Sweetened Condensed…


Split Pea and Lentil Soup

Ingredients 8 ounces split peas 8 ounces lentils 2 carrots, cut into bite size pieces 2 stalks celery, cut into bite size pieces 2 large tomatoes, chopped 1 large onion, chopped 4 garlic cloves, chopped 1/2 teaspoon of dried basil 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 teaspoons salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 3 small red potatoes, cut…


Peach and Blueberry Crisp

ingredients 6 peaches pitted and cut into 1/2-inch thick wedges 1 cup blueberries, picked over and rinsed 1 tablespoon cornstarch 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 1/3 cup granulated sugar 2/3 cup all-purpose flour 3/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar 1/2 cup old-fashioned rolled oats 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon cinnamon 6 tablespoons cold unsalted…


Plum Torte

ingredients 3/4 cup PLUS 1 or 2 tablespoons sugar 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter 1 cup all-purpose flour, sifted 1 teaspoon baking powder 2 eggs Pinch salt 24 halves pitted Italian (aka prune or purple) plums 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, or more Vanilla ice cream, optional preparation 1. Arrange a rack in the lower…


Raspberry Blueberry Pie

Absolutely delicious! The combination of raspberry/blueberry was perfect!. 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour Pinch of salt 1/2 cup chilled unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch cubes 6 tablespoons chilled solid vegetable shortening, cut into 1/2-inch cubes 1/4 cup sour cream or plain yogurt 3 tablespoons ice water Nonstick vegetable oil spray for the pie plate 3…


Shrimp with Spicy Breadcrumbs

There is no substitute for all of the great things that happen to pasta dishes like this one when you finish them with the brilliantly crunchy contrast of a healthy dose of crumbs. BREAD CRUMBS 1/4 pound Italian bread, torn 2 tablespoons finely chopped parsley 2 tablespoons finely chopped oregano 2 garlic cloves, finely grated…


Toasty Oatmeal Muffins

You know those oatmeal muffins that you probably serve to everyone, for breakfasts, mid morning snack, afternoon snack, evening snack, etc…. This morning I tried Cook’s Illustrated toasted oatmeal muffins, knowing that any recipe they put out is, they believe, the best one ever. I read through it and became intrigued. The goal of the…


Lemon Ice Box Pie

This is a delicious, easy to make dessert. Everyone said it was the best lemon pie/tart they had ever eaten. Eagle Brand condensed milk is sweetened and the resulting flavour is the perfect mix of tart and sweet. 14 whole graham crackers, broken 1/4 cup sugar 1/4 teaspoon salt 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted Two…


Almond and Cranberry Biscotti

Makes about 2 dozen Ingredients 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 3/4 cup sugar 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 large eggs 1 cup toasted slivered almonds coarsely chopped, to toast almonds, 350 deg for 8 minutes. 2/3 cup dried cranberries…


Double Chocolate Torte

Cake: 8 ounces bittersweet (not unsweetened) or semisweet chocolate, chopped 1 cup unsalted butter 1 cup sugar 5 large eggs 1 tablespoon vanilla extract 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 cup all purpose flour Mousse: 1/2 cup unsalted butter, cut into pieces 4 large eggs, separated 1 cup whipping cream 1 tablespoon vanilla extract 8 ounces bittersweet…


Avocado & Mango Salad

3 medium-size ripe Hass avocados, halved, pitted and cut into medium size chunks 2 ripe Mango, peeled and cut into medium size pieces 1 apple, unpeeled, peeled if desired, cored and cut in small dice 1/2 cup or more to taste freshly squeezed lime juice or lemon juice 1/2 cup chopped fresh flat leaf parsley…


Turtle Cookies

fantastic cookie! The caramel stays soft. It turns out to be one fabulous looking cookie that is equally delicious. about 2 dozen cookies Recipe from America’s Test Kitchen Holiday Cookies 2010 Special Issue Ingredients 1 cup all-purpose flour 1/3 cup cocoa powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened 2/3 cup sugar…


Pecan Coconut Squares with Chocolate ganache glaze

4 oz butter 1/4c sugar 1 whole egg 1 1/4 cups AP flour 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt 1/2 teaspoon vanilla Cream butter, sugar, vanilla and salt until smooth and creamy. Mix in the egg and then, on low speed, mix in the flour until mostly incorporated. Finish folding the dough together by hand to minimize…


Passover Rolls

if you’re feeding a crowd, you can double the recipe.I made two batches, one plain and one onion. Makes: About 6 – 10 rolls, depending on how big you make them. 1 cup water ½ teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons sugar ½ cup vegetable oil 1 1/3 cups matzo meal 4 eggs *1/2 to 1 cup…


chocolate chip cookie bowls

The Chocolate Chip Cookie Bowl Michael Ruhlman 8 ounces butter, room temperature 4 ounces brown sugar 4 ounces white sugar 1 egg 1 teaspoon vanilla 8 ounces flour (about a cup and a half) 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 cup chocolate chips Put the butter, brown sugar, white sugar, egg and vanilla…


Vegetable Root Soup with Barley and Spinach

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 large onion, thinly sliced 2 leeks, white and tender green parts only, thinly sliced 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 cup pearled barley 8 cups low-sodium vegetable broth 4 cups water 1 1/2 pounds celery root, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes 1 pound parsnips, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch…


Sticky Cinnamon Buns

Yield: 12 Ingredients: Sticky Bun Dough · 2 tsp dry active yeast · 4 tbsp warm water · 1/2 cup milk, room temperature · 1 egg, room temperature · 2 tbsp sugar · 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour · 1/2 tsp salt · 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature · 1/2 cup cream cheese…


Mom’s Pickled Salmon

This Pickled Salmon recipe is a family favorite served at a well known Montreal steakhouse. As far as appetizer recipes go, this one is a winner because it is prepared days ahead of time and keeps well in the fridge for at least a week. This dish is tried and true – you will land…


Warm Winter Salad

1 Small red Onion, cut into 1/2 inch wedges 1 small sweet potato cut into 1-inch pieces 1 carrot, peeled and cut into 3/4-inch pieces 1 parsnip, peeled and cut into 3/4-inch pieces 1 small celery root peeled and cut into 3/4-inch pieces 1 small beet, peeled and cut into 3/4-inch pieces Fabulous!!!! it takes…


Vanilla Rice Pudding

6 cups Milk, 1 % or 2 % 3/4 cup sugar 3/4 cup arborio rice ( Italian short grain ) 1 Tablespoon vanilla ( please use Real Vanilla) 1/4 teaspoon salt cinnamon for sprinkling ontop if desired. using a 4 litre saucepan add milk, vanilla and sugar, heat to boiling over medium heat stirring occasionally….


Sweet Pepper Slaw

Ingredients: 3 tablespoon lemon juice 2 tablespoon minced Italian Parsley 1 teaspoon sugar 1 clove garlic, minced 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil 1 or 2 red bell pepper,sliced very thin 1 green or/ and orange bell pepper,sliced very thin 1 yellow bell pepper, sliced very thin 1/2 teas salt 1/4 teas black pepper Directions:…


Strawberry Mousse

adapted from Family Circle 1 egg white 1/2 cup granulated sugar 2 cups chopped fresh strawberries Fresh fruit for garnish Place egg white in a large bowl of a stand up mixer, full power for 2 minutes until light and foamy. gradually beat in sugar and strawberries on medium speed. Increase speed to high and…


Grilled Honey Chicken

Very good! I used thighs and broiled in the oven, I will make this again in the summer on the BBQ. Be sure to use the glaze. It is rubbed with a easy and fabulous spice paste and then basted with a tangy honey glaze, I am sure on the grill it would give this…


Lentil Soup

1 tablespoon olive oil 1 medium celery stalk, small dice 1 medium carrot, peeled and small dice 1/2 medium yellow onion, small dice 3 medium garlic cloves, minced Kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper 1 quart low-sodium vegetable broth 1 (15-ounce) can diced tomatoes with their juices 1 1/4 cups lentils (any color except red),…


Apple Cake with warm Carmel Sauce

1/2 cup pecans 1/2 cup butter at room temperature 1 cup sugar 2 eggs at room temperature 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 3 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and finely chopped, plus 16 apple slices for garnish Hot Caramel Sauce: 1/2 cup unsalted butter 1…


Veggie Balls

this recipe comes from the Meatball Shop 🙂 enjoy! I am not a fan of meatballs but this was fabulous, I even liked it cold 🙂 Makes about 2 dozen 1½ inch meatballs 2 CUPS LENTILS ¼ CUP PLUS 2 TABLESPOONS OLIVE OIL 1 LARGE ONION, CHOPPED 2 CARROTS, CHOPPED 2 CELERY STALKS, CHOPPED 1…


Marble Pound Cake

There are some days, well…most days, when I crave a simple cake, nothing big or fancy, creating something simple shouldn’t require much work. This cake is a classic pound cake, my friend Linda’s favourite, it is moist and delicious the way pound cake should be. adapted from Anna Olson 3/4 cup – unsalted butter –…


Chicken Vegetable and Barley Soup

This soup is delicious, easy and filling, it is comfort food done right. Ingredients: 1/4 cup canola oil 1 1/2 large onions, diced 3 carrots, peeled and diced 1 parsnip, peeled and diced 6 stalks of celery diced 3 skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cubed 2/3 cup barley 2 teaspoons salt 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 10…


Rice Pilaf with Vegetables

ingredients 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 tablespoon unsalted butter 2/3 cup orzo (rice-shaped pasta) I used soup pasta 1 medium onion, finely chopped (1 cup) 2 carrots, cut into 1/4-inch dice (3/4 cup) 2 celery ribs, cut into 1/4-inch dice (2/3 cup) 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 1/2…


Brownie Bottom Cherry Cheesecake Squares

INGREDIENTS 1 cup 60% Cacao Bittersweet Chocolate Baking Chips (divided) 3/4 cup and 1/4 cup for drizzle after cooled. 1⁄2 cup unsalted butter Nonstick cooking spray 1-1⁄2 cups granulated sugar 2 large eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 cup all-purpose flour 1⁄4 teaspoon baking soda 1⁄4 teaspoon salt 2 8-ounce packages cream cheese, softened 1…


Chocolate Ripple Orange Cake

My mom has been making this cake for years. 3 eggs 1 cup sugar 1 cup vegetable oil 1 cup plain yogurt 1 3/4 cup flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 tablespoon orange rind finely chopped beat eggs in a stand up mixer for a few minutes add sugar, oil and…


Apple Muffins

Delicious muffins bursting with apple pieces, these are perfect! Never use electric beaters when mixing muffin batter. 1/2 cup vegetable oil 1 1/2 cups white sugar 1 tsp vanilla 2 eggs beaten 2 cups all purpose flour 2 tsp baking powder 2 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp salt 1 tsp cinnamon 3 cups chopped apples…


Deep Dish Sour Cream Apple Pie

This is an extra-deep pie, made in a springform pan. The sides of the apple pie are more than 2 inches deep, so there’s plenty of filling. The crunchy, buttery brown-sugar crumb on top is lightly accented with cinnamon.


Cheese and Noodle Kugel

Thanks to my BFF Sarah for this old time favorite recipe. This recipe is perfect for Brunch, Lunch, and Dinner with a salad, and of course a glass of wine 🙂 12 OZ.or 1 package of Egg Noodles 1 container of Sour Cream 1/2 cup of Sugar 1 teaspoon Salt 3 eggs beaten 1 LB.Cottage…