Baked Eggs Florentine

Baked Eggs Florentine

If you’re feeling like staying in this weekend (thanks to the current virus concerns) here’s a breakfast or light meal that’s cozy and simple. The basics may be in your pantry – sliced bread, eggs, and fresh spinach or greens.  A smidge of any cheese…

Raisin-Ginger Soy Sauce Chicken

Raisin-Ginger Soy Sauce Chicken

  Soy sauce chicken is a Cantonese style sweet-sticky glazed chicken. The gingery-soy glaze is traditionally sweetened with Chinese rock sugar, plus plenty of soy sauce, ginger and garlic.  Instead of added sugar,  I thought I’d give naturally sweet raisins a whirl. Literally!  I blended raisins…

Strawberry Balsamic Sauce – Three ways!

Strawberry Balsamic Sauce – Three ways!

Two ingredients, three recipes! Strawberries plus balsamic vinegar makes a chameleon sweet-tart sauce for: 1)Refreshing no-added-sugar ‘shrub’ mocktail 2)Accompaniment for grilled chicken 3)Ice cream sundae topping. A shrub is a beverage made with a syrup of fruit, vinegar and sugar, and takes a couple days…

Salmon with Ginger Corn Salsa

Salmon with Ginger Corn Salsa

What inspires you to try a recipe or choose a dish at a restaurant? Sometimes familiar flavors hit the spot, or ‘what would that taste like?’ makes the choice. I often go with the unfamiliar which is why I tried this recipe from Cooking Light…

Asparagus Risotto – An Easier Way

Asparagus Risotto – An Easier Way

Its springtime and asparagus is in full bloom. Risotto is one of my favorite ways to use asparagus, especially when combined with a bit of fresh lemon peel, a dusting of sage or marjoram, and a swirl of zesty grated cheese. Risotto does not require…

Classic Quiche for Spring Time

Classic Quiche for Spring Time

    Whether for Passover, Easter or simply to welcome spring, quiche is so delicious and quite easy to make. My recipe uses two ingredients that make a big flavor difference:  Swiss Gruyère cheese and Angostura aromatic bitters. Both provide wonderful rich depth that takes…

Super Simple Slider Sandwiches

Super Simple Slider Sandwiches

It doesn’t get any easier than beef with salsa-raisin sauce for this spicy sandwich. Raisins add a touch of sweetness to the salsa for a rich piquant sauce. So let your slow cooker do the cooking, then pick up a bag of ready-cut coleslaw and…

Golden Fruit Salsa-Chutney

Golden Fruit Salsa-Chutney

Fruit salsa, chutney – or can it be a sundae topping?  Take your pick! It’s ‘golden’ any way you serve it. Sweet-tangy golden raisins and summer fruits – peaches, nectarines, strawberries, apricots, and a zing of crystallized ginger. I created this fresh fruit salsa as…

Hollandaise — simply delicious

Hollandaise — simply delicious

To make Hollandaise ahead: cool, cover and refrigerate. When ready to use, warm up on low heat (in the microwave or on the stovetop), stirring regularly. HOLLANDAISE SAUCE WITH A HINT OF BITTERS Makes about 1 cup. Recipe may be doubled. 8      Tbsp. salted butter (1 stick)…

Stuffing, Cranberries, and Pie

Stuffing, Cranberries, and Pie

It’s time to revisit some of our Thanksgiving favs. For me, there are so many different dishes at Thanksgiving that I tend not to re-invent the food wheel. Rather, I use tried-and-true seasonal recipes that get four-star raves from around the table. So first here, is my Artichoke Mushroom “dressing” that I…