I’m sure you already have a good recipe for a roast chicken, but how often do you go to the trouble to make gravy? Here are some simple guidelines for gravy.
Take the neck, gizzards, and...
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
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....
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
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...
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....
This recipe was invented by my genius cooking friend Tommy. I make it over and over, just so I can tell guests the name.
Serves eight or more.
1 loaf of Tuscan bread, or sourdough, or other...
This recipe is from one of my favorite books, Amy Goldman’s “The Heirloom Tomato.” These tomatoes are good in sandwiches or with mozzarella.
10 San Marzano, or other small to medium-size...