Recipes

Dr. Oz Shake     If your kids are lucky enough to have a blender, here is a quick, healthy shake I saw demonstrated on the Dr. Oz Show.     Makes one shake. 1 cup whatever kind of milk you like to use 1 big...
Sauteed Mushrooms in Phyllo Cups     I just made this recipe up. It is delicious. Measurements are a guess.     Serves six as an appetizer. 1 lb. mixed mushrooms, stemmed and chopped (I used 3/4 button, 1/4...
Roasted Pork Leg (Ecuador) Patricia Moyano’s family gatherings at Christmas were big ones, and this favorite recipe she passed along from laylita.com, is enough to feed a hungry crowd and is possibly more than the average home oven can handle...
Chocolate Espresso Chews     This recipe, from the Firehook Bakery in Alexandria, Va., is the best cookie recipe, and I know I have published it before, but it is worth repeating. They are too delicate for long distance travel....
Sazerac Makes one.     Pack an Old Fashioned glass with ice.      In a second Old Fashioned glass place a sugar cube and add 3 dashes of Peychaud’s Bitters to it, then crush the sugar cube.  ...
Raspberry and Coconut Sherbet     When is the last time you had sherbet? You can make this with other fruit but my favorite is raspberry. This is my own version.     Makes one pint. 2 cups frozen raspberries 1/2...

Reuben Dip     I love a good Reuben sandwich, and this recipe from allrecipes.com sounds dastardly!     Makes 8 to 10 servings. 1/2 cup mayonnaise 1/2 cup Thousand Island dressing 16 oz. sauerkraut, rinsed and...
Jeff Bezos’s Favorite Zebra Cake     I have never heard of “Zebra Cake” but correctly assumed it might be a marbled vanilla and chocolate cake. This recipe is from the King Arthur Baking Company.   ...
Old Fashioned Caramel Apples 5 crisp apples 1 lb. soft caramels 2 Tbsp. water 1/2 cup chopped peanuts, optional 5 thick wooden skewers or craft sticks     In a double boiler, melt caramels with water, stirring occasionally....