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Indian Pudding for Thanksgiving

November 20, 2011


This is a truly traditional Thanksgiving dessert.  This recipe serves 6. Ingredients: 3 cups milk 1/3 cup molasses 1/3 cup corn meal 1/4 cup sugar 1/2 tsp cinnamon 1/4 tsp salt 1/4 tsp ginger Directions: Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Bring milk to almost boiling (but not fully boiling) on medium heat. Stir in corn meal and molasses […]

Tea Cakes! So British.

February 14, 2011


So the  reason these are called tea cakes is that you absolutely must eat them with tea. Otherwise they’re a bit dry. Ingredients: 1 cup flour 1 tsp baking powder 1/4 tsp salt 1/4 cup butter (unsalted) 1/2 cup sugar 1 tsp vanilla 1 egg Directions: Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour […]

Greek chicken kabobs and Greek salad

December 12, 2010


You probably think of oregano and basil as Italian spices.  They are, of course, but you think that because they came to the U.S. inside the pizza!  I think of them as Greek spices because that’s my nationality.  Did you know that Hippocrates (of Hippocrates oath fame) used oregano as an antiseptic? Well, onto the […]

Apple crisp pie

December 5, 2010


Traditionally, this sort of thing might be called crumble top apple pie, but that’s not what this is. This is apple crisp. In a pie shell. Ingredients: 3-5 apples (3 if large; 5 if tiny) 1/4  cup salted butter 1/3 cup flour 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 tsp cinnamon pinch of nutmeg Directions: Preheat oven to 350 […]

Crockpot chicken paprika

November 28, 2010


A delicious creamy chicken dish with a light flavor.  You can also make this without the crockpot part, but I happen to be lazy. Ingredients: 3 skinless/boneless chicken breast halves 1 small chopped onion 1 teaspoon paprika 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup sour cream 1/2 cup water 1/2 teaspoon flour Directions: Whisk together sour cream, […]

Pumpkin pudding: The low fat alternative to pie

November 21, 2010


It’s that time of year again.  It’s the time to make something pumpkin-y.  But you are worried about the saturated fat in pie crust.  And to make it worse, you have a vegetarian in the family, which means that your only alternative to animal fats like lard are trans fats like Crisco.  Also, if you […]

Baked Herbed Pork Chops

November 14, 2010


I like this recipe because it allows me to make pork chops without using the broiler. Ingredients: Pork chops Olive oil Salt Pepper Thyme Directions: Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Brush pork chops with olive oil, and sprinkle with salt, pepper, and thyme. Cut aluminium foil into squares and wrap each pork chop tightly. […]