Brussels’ Hidden Gems 1

Everyone knows that in Brussels you visit the Grote Markt (Grand Place), look for the Manneke Pis, and maybe stop by the Atomium, but if you have more than a day, here are a few things you really should try. First and foremost, enjoy the food! Belgium is well-known for chocolates (believe me, the moreContinue reading “Brussels’ Hidden Gems 1”

Spiced Cocoa Pecan Recipe

I’ve made these a couple of times with a few additions (the butter and granulated sugar) the second time. Either way worked del and is very easy to dol. This recipe is a bit of a combination of what I did. I got the idea from a recipe I found online, but adapted it. TheContinue reading “Spiced Cocoa Pecan Recipe”

Savory 3 Cheese, Herb, and Nut Mini Muffins

This recipe was first made for the MUW Sigma Tau Delta initiation ceremony this year. It is heavily adapted from the Basic Whole Wheat Muffin recipe in Ed Brown’s original Tassajara Bread Book, along with the Tassajara Cooking one of my original cooking bibles that I get out occasionally when I really need a basicContinue reading “Savory 3 Cheese, Herb, and Nut Mini Muffins”

Carrot Loaf with Mushroom Gravy

Tonight was one of those “cook what’s in the fridge” nights. Carrots were destined to be a main ingredient, and since it turned out pretty good, I thought I’d write down what Aidan and I did. Half an onion One clove of garlic 1/4 cup fresh cilantro 5 carrots (give or take) 1 cup orContinue reading “Carrot Loaf with Mushroom Gravy”

Soup and Salad (in one bowl) Recipe

One of our favorite winter meals is homemade soup. It’s so easy that it’s hard to imagine buying soup in a can. This recipe is a variation on one soup we love, a white bean and pasta soup. Virtually any combination of vegetables will do. Broth isn’t really necessary with a bean soup, just saltContinue reading “Soup and Salad (in one bowl) Recipe”

Valentine Variation (Ginger Beets)

This evening for Valentine’s Day, I decided to reprise the Ginger Beets recipe with a few slight variations. Mainly, I added rutabaga, chard, cilantro, and broccoli. Most of this came from our local farmer — only the broccoli was from the store. Mushroom soy sauce helps the sauce, since it is so dark. And IContinue reading “Valentine Variation (Ginger Beets)”

Ginger Beets and Soba Noodles

Here’s a Valentine’s Day recipe to try, if you dare. I made it the other night for fun and out of desperation, not having gotten to the store yet for supplies–but Kim and Aidan had been to the Enlow’s (formerly organic) farm. (Mississippi changed it’s regulations on how to be organically certified, so our onlyContinue reading “Ginger Beets and Soba Noodles”

Mushroom Stroganoff recipe

Here’s a quick recipe for mushroom stroganoff (plus the variation I made tonight). The basic recipe is easy with simple ingredients: Mushrooms Onion Garlic Olive Oil and butter Buttermilk (and/or milk, sour cream, cream, etc.) Flour Salt Sesame seeds (optional) Egg noodles (or other pasta) I think that’s all I used the last time IContinue reading “Mushroom Stroganoff recipe”

Garlic Mashed Potato Recipe

Tonight we had leftovers from Chistmas, but since the garlic mashed potatoes were so popular, we needed to make more, so I duplicated the recipe I created the other day. Undoubtedly this has been done before by others, but here’s how I decided to make them. Ingredients: Yukon Gold Potatoes (or other potatoes for mashing)Continue reading “Garlic Mashed Potato Recipe”

Vegetarian Dressing (not stuffing) Recipe

This year for Christmas dinner, my extended family agreed to humor the vegetarians and allow me to make vegetarian dressing to go with their turkey. This recipe is based on my mother-in-law’s cornbread dressing recipe with a few alterations like leaving out the chicken or turkey, and leaving out the cream of celery soup, whichContinue reading “Vegetarian Dressing (not stuffing) Recipe”