Gooseberry Lemonade Syrup

                  Makes 2-3 cups syrup Tip: I find that gooseberries and rhubarb can be used interchangably in recipes. I've had great success subbing in baked goods, so I decided to experiment with a rhubarb syrup recipe discovered several years ago. After a couple of tries and a little tweaking,... Continue Reading →

Sesame Sandwich Buns

        Makes 6 large sandwich buns (can divide dough into smaller pieces for 12 slider buns). Tip: If you have a local bakery that can make delicious buns for your summer grilling needs, by all means, support that bakery! If grocery store buns are your only alternative, consider giving this recipe a... Continue Reading →

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Appetizers Italian Stuffed Zucchini Cups 27-Nov-2018 Smooth & Creamy Garlic Hummus with S&P Pita Chips 17-Oct-2018 Frico Crisps 15-Sep-2018 Soups/Salads French Green Bean & Fennel Salad w Lemon Garlic Vinaigrette 22-Jan-2019 Citrus Salad with Pomegranate & Pistachios 11-Jan-2019 Winter Slaw with Cilantro-Lime Dressing 28-Oct-2018 Chickpea Salad with Quinoa 10-Sep-2018 Vegetarian Tortilla Soup 7-Sep-2018 Chicken-Veg-Rice Soup... Continue Reading →

Pear Tarte Tatin with Anise Seed Caramel

      6 servings. Recipe credit to Food52. Tip:  It's adventurous to try new foods and flavor combinations. Our taste buds and taste sensations can change regularly, so something you previously disliked may become a future favorite...keep checking! Who among us hasn't tasted something for the first time, then wondered why we didn't try... Continue Reading →

Italian Stuffed Zucchini Cups

6-8 appetizer servings Tip: Holidays many times call for appetizers, whether at home or taken to a friend's or colleague's party. Look for options that can be made ahead so the host won't need to share kitchen space when you arrive. I also appreciate appetizers that can be served at room temperature. All the better... Continue Reading →

Baked Cranberry-Walnut Relish

12-16 servings (as a complement to an entrée) Tip: This is a crunchy, sweet-tart relish that is enjoyable with roast pork, chicken, or savory vegetarian dishes, as well as with your Thanksgiving turkey and stuffing. It keeps very well covered in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks (if you can leave it alone for... Continue Reading →

Frightful Fingers Shortbread Cookies

Quantity will vary depending on how large you make the fingers, but you should get 4-5 dozen cookies from this recipe. Tip: I've seen people get squeamish at these Halloween cookies sitting on a buffet table, but anyone who was brave enough to bite into one was pleasantly surprised by the yummy flavor. Kids and... Continue Reading →

Cookies & Cream Popcorn

Makes about 15 cups Tip: I really prefer cooking and baking from scratch, but some sweet treats are just too easy plus too fun and tasty to turn down. With all the varieties of Oreo cookies on grocery shelves, just think of the possibilities for fun flavors here (think Birthday Cake Oreos with sprinkles tossed... Continue Reading →

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