Summer Breakfast Fruit Topping

-excellent over confectioner's sugar dusted Belgium Waffles or Challah French Toast Ingredients: 1/2 cup kumquat marmalade (can substitute orange marmalade) 1 can mandarin oranges (and syrup) 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 2 nectarines, sliced 1 pint strawberries, stems removed and vertically halved 1 cup green seedless grapes 1 cup ripe cantalope, cut into chunks 1 cup … Continue reading Summer Breakfast Fruit Topping

Montreal Oven Baked Steak Fries

Ingredients: -6 russet potatoes, peeled and cut lengthwise into wedges
-approx. -1/2 cup Peanut or Canola oil -Montreal Steak seasoning, to taste Directions: Preheat the oven to 475F degrees. Place the potato wedges in a large mixing bowl. Cover with hot water; soak for about 15 minutes. Put 1/4 cup of the oil onto a heavy, rimmed … Continue reading Montreal Oven Baked Steak Fries

Fussy Eater’s Potatoes

-created this tasty version of scalloped potatoes to please a family member who disliked cheese and chunks of onion...once again, necessity is the mother of invention:) Ingredients: 6 Large potatoes, microwaved for 5 minutes, then when cool enough to handle, peeled and cut into thickish slices (about 1/4") Scalded Milk, enough to almost cover potatoes … Continue reading Fussy Eater’s Potatoes

Zucchini and Tomatoes

Ingredients: -4 medium-sized zucchinis, cleaned, skin left on and sliced into about 1/4" coins -1/4 cup olive oil -1/4 cup butter -1 28 oz. can petite/pasta ready tomatoes 2 tsp. Crushed rosemary In a frying pan, over medium heat, sauté the zucchini in the olive oil and butter just until the zucchini starts to brown. … Continue reading Zucchini and Tomatoes

Cold German Potato Salad

Ingredients: -5 lbs. Golden Yukon Potatoes baked (or microwaved) in their skins, then after cool enough to handle, cut into bite-sized chunks. Salt and set aside. -1 lb. Bacon, cooked crisp in a pan, pour drippings in a large bowl. Coarsely crumble bacon and set aside...okay, go ahead take a slice for yourself first:) -1 … Continue reading Cold German Potato Salad

Greek Pasta Salad

Ingredients: -2 bottles of your favorite balsamic and olive oil dressing (Like Ken’s or Newman’s Own) 1-2 packages of Athenos sun-dried tomato and basil feta cheese (if you're  like me  & love feta use two!) 1 “English” cucumber (seedless cucumber), washed well, skin left on, finely chopped 4-5 Ripe Campari tomatoes or roma tomatoes, very … Continue reading Greek Pasta Salad

Shrimp Macaroni Salad

Ingredients: -2 cans Bumble Bee medium shrimp (sold in the same grocery section as canned tuna) OR if lucky enough to get them, one dozen Key West Pinks, cooked, peeled tails removed and coarsely chopped. -1 medium jar olive salad or pimento-stuffed green olives, sliced (well drained) -1 lb. large shell pasta, cooked al dente … Continue reading Shrimp Macaroni Salad

Caramelized Onion & Apple Stuffing

-excellent as a side dish or used as the filling for Stuffed Pork Chops Serves: 8-10 servings Ingredients • 1 pound day old baguette, diced into 1-inch cubes • 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil • 3 large yellow onions, sliced into half moons (approximately 8-9 cups) • 6 ounces (12 tablespoons) unsalted butter, plus more … Continue reading Caramelized Onion & Apple Stuffing

MunchKin’s Favorite Salad

-Iceberg Lettuce or your favorite lettuce blend -Pistachio nuts, lightly toasted -Solerno's Winey Goat (awesome flavor if you can get it) or any semi-hard cheese you desire, shredded -Croutons* ( I toss french bread cubes w/some shredded cold butter and toast (or microwave) until golden brown, turning often) *Toasted Polenta cubes are also delicious if … Continue reading MunchKin’s Favorite Salad

Have Your Cake & Eat It, Too Cornbread

(10-12 servings) INGREDIENTS 1 c. cornmeal 3 c. all-purpose flour 1⅓ c. sugar 2 Tablespoons baking powder 1 teaspoon salt ⅔ cup vegetable oil ⅓ cup. melted butter 2 Tablespoons. honey or agave syrup 4 eggs, beaten 2½ cups whole milk INSTRUCTIONS Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a 9×13 inch baking dish. In … Continue reading Have Your Cake & Eat It, Too Cornbread