Saturday, November 22, 2014

"Sausage" Cranberry Pecan Cornbread Stuffing




This year, for Thanksgiving, we're having my Cranberry Pecan Cornbread Stuffing as our main dish. I've added soy "sausages" for protein so it's more of a stuffing casserole.  

"No turkeys will be harmed in the making of this dinner",
so if you've got family members coming for Thanksgiving that don't eat turkey, this is what you can make for them.  

Monday, November 10, 2014

Caramel Apple Bread Pudding




I've been working on this recipe for Caramel Apple Bread Pudding for over a month.  I almost gave up twice, and we've eaten more pans of bread pudding than I care to admit. Some were too soggy and some were too dry.  I wouldn't have thought that an egg and dairy free bread pudding would be such a challenge, but I finally feel good enough about this recipe to post it.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Squash & Tomato Au Gratin


By the end of summer, like most gardeners, I have an over abundance of tomatoes and squash.  I came up with this recipe to use those veggies that were piling up in my fridge. Veggies Au Gratin seemed like the way to go.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Summer Veggie Butter Bean Salad


This time of year, summer vegetables are plentiful, generally affordable, as well as readily available, either from your garden, your farmer's market or your local grocery store.  If you have a small garden plot, like I do, you probably have an abundance of tomatoes and zucchini right now, so I developed this recipe with a pile of both sitting on my kitchen counter. 

Friday, August 8, 2014

Marmalade Cake



I made this Scottish marmalade cake for the premier of Outlander, a new series on Starz, that begins tomorrow night. It's adapted from a series of books by Diana Gabaldon.  I'm a big fan of this historical fiction/love story, and have been eagerly waiting to see these characters come to life.  It's the story of an ex WWII combat nurse, on a second honeymoon in Scotland with her husband, who finds herself swept back in time to 1743 Scotland after touching some standing stones. Here's a link to the trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YnaqypyJDHs

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Apricot Almond Coconut Bars



Apricot Season is over for us, we have about 5 lbs of dried fruit and 30 lbs of frozen fruit put away.  For the two weeks that is took to harvest them, we ate apricots morning, noon and night.  One of my favorite new apricot recipes is this one for Apricot Almond Coconut Bars. They were so good, I made them twice.

Friday, July 4, 2014

Apricot Honey BBQ Sauce


A really good BBQ sauce is an essential ingredient of 4th of July grilling, so when I went searching the web for a starting place, I typed "award winning BBQ sauce" to begin my search. This recipe by Kevin from Extraordinary BBQ popped up.  He suggested that we take his award winning recipe and make it our own, so that's exactly what I did.