Irish Brown Soda Bread with Cranberries & Walnuts

Irish Brown Soda Bre...

Irish Brown Soda Bread The first Wednesday of the month this semester has been a day of nonstop meetings at the seminary. By the time I get home, my brain is fried!! Since I love to cook and it doesn’t require the brain power that my paid work does, I find that I can de-stress...
Blue Cheese & Walnut Stuffed Mushrooms

Blue Cheese & W...

Stuffed Mushrooms with Tomato Basil Soup Do any of the rest of you buy those big tubs of blue cheese crumbles at Costco? I do every now and then and always wonder why I’ve bought that much after I’ve used only about half of it! As I was thumbing through old Pillsbury holiday...
Fruit Bars

Fruit Bars...

Cherry Fruit Bars These fruit bars are one of those “go-to” kind of recipes when you need a quick dessert or want to take something into work that people can eat with their morning coffee. This is an old recipe of my mom’s that I can remember her making when it was...
Ravioli with Brown Butter and Sage

Ravioli with Brown B...

Ravioli with Brown Butter and Sage This is a fantastic dish composed of only four ingredients – butter, cheese ravioli, fresh sage, and walnuts. I had made some spicy pork sausage and had fresh sage left over but it is worth it to splurge on fresh sage in order to make this!...
Honey Mustard Beet Salad

Honey Mustard Beet S...

Honey Mustard Beet Salad This is a great winter salad that is very colorful and tasty. It makes a lot but is the kind of salad that gets better the longer the beets marinate in the dressing. My friend with all the food allergies was able to enjoy this because there are no additives...
Moroccan Spiced Salad

Moroccan Spiced Sala...

This is a wonderfully unusual salad. It’s a blend of savory spices, crunchy nuts, chewy raisins, rice, and beans with a hint of lemon and mint. The blend of rice, beans, and nuts makes it appropriate for a vegetarian main dish and it makes a great side with roasted chicken...
Jan Hagels

Jan Hagels...

Jan Hagels ready to eat! These are a lovely Christmas cookie that comes to us by way of the Netherlands. They are a wonderful buttery blend of goodness with just a hint of cinnamon. There’s a surprise bit of crunch from the whipped egg whites that hold the chopped walnuts in...
Lowfat Granola

Lowfat Granola...

Lowfat Granola When I was a kid, my mom made the best granola. It had coconut and sesame seeds in it which made it stand out from other granolas. It also had quite a bit of oil in it which made it really high in calories. Well, I’ve been craving that granola lately so decided...
Roman Apple Cake

Roman Apple Cake...

Roman Apple Cake Pampered Chef chopper w/chopped applesThis is one of my “have-to-make” fall recipes. It’s perfect when fresh from the orchard apples are available and is great served with a hot cup of coffee on a cool fall night. I’ve also been known to eat...
Roasted Spicy Maple Herbed Nuts

Roasted Spicy Maple ...

Ready to eat! My husband was given this recipe by a woman who owned a walnut farm when he was in California on business. I made these for a party we went to to watch the Ohio State-USC football game. Go Bucks! They have a sweet, savory, spicy flavor that is wonderful! I’ve made...