Rarely do I bake something that I find perfect. Usually, I make a mental note to change some little thing next time…
However, this Orange Loaf I wouldn’t change a thing, honey.
Super moist, citrusty, baked and waiting to be consumed in under an hour. Not to mention, you put every ingredient including a whole orange (yep, skin and all) right into your food processor, whiz it all up. Pour into loaf pan and bake.
So little effort for such a fabulous cake.
I might just try to make another with lemons and cardamon… Other than that, not changing a thing…..
If the thought of preparing and serving whole grilled fish is something you never considered, I get it. Looks a bit daunting perhaps? However, it’s about the easiest dinner party entree I have ever cooked. Just stuff each fish with some lemon slices, fresh herbs and shallots, give them a good sprinkle of olive oil… Continue reading
Yesterday, I was foraging around in the pantry for something to munch on. Sadly, I did not find anything snack-ish worthy. Found a few interesting albeit expired products though. And multiples of things I thought I would use, but as of yet, have not. Why did we have so many cans of chipotle in adobo? … Continue reading
This is a great soup to have in your back pocket, it’s a chameleon of a soup, honey. Easily adaptable to whichever vegetables you have on hand. As a template I always include onion, celery, carrot, tomato, zucchini, green beans, frozen peas. Also beans, either canned like cannellini, or a similar dry bean that are… Continue reading
A few days ago my husband and I were lobbing out ideas for dinner, everything we mentioned was falling into the “meh” category it seemed. Then, I stumbled across a recipe from the new cookbook “Via Carota” for White Beans and Sausage. It was as if they had heard our conversation? Although I did cook… Continue reading
This Zucchini Lasagna is not unlike a lot of my kitchen endeavors. I had intended to make zucchini involtini, but ended up with a zucchini lasagna. After many attempts to cut long super thin slices of zucchini, first with my mandoline then a sharp knife, so that I could fill them and roll up, I… Continue reading
We picked up a few zucchini’s from the farmstand over the weekend, originally thinking of making a gratin-ish type zucchini dish, bubbly cheese, garlic etc. Instead, I whipped up a batch of yummy Zucchini Corn Muffins. That’s how versatile this vegetable is. How many other vegetables can you think of that make a fabulous cheesy… Continue reading
I know, I know I haven’t shared here in awhile…….thing is, I have been spending all my food energy over on Instagram. It’s just an easier platform to use. It’s fun and interactive, and I feel I can be more spontaneous and candid there, share more no-recipe-recipes. I often shoot with my Iphone instead of… Continue reading
Do you have certain recipes that you only make for holidays and special occasions? When was the last time you roasted a turkey? or made corned beef and cabbage on a Wednesday? Gingerbread? It will come as no surprise then, when you learn I only make Irish Soda Bread around St. Patricks Day. I did… Continue reading
If you are anything like me, a tad bit lazy sometimes when it comes to dinner time. Then, this soup is for you. Easy to source ingredients, no broccoli rabe at your market? Try another leafy green such as spinach or swiss chard instead, any kind of savory pork sausage will work, use up any… Continue reading
Honey, I have been doing spaghetti squash all wrong! Last night, after retrieving the cooked squash from the oven, I patiently waited for it to cool before attempting to disassemble. Scooping out hot strands is tricky, the little devil is hard to handle and not fun, for me anyway. They were smallish so I thought… Continue reading
Yesterday, I was craving this Carrot Currant Cake I made a few months ago. It was so easy to whip up, in the oven in under 15 minutes, and I had everything I needed to get started. Only snag was the few bananas sitting on the counter in my fruit bowl, begging to be used… Continue reading
This version of Paella cooks in the oven with very little attention. Unlike traditional Paella cooked on the stovetop which needs much more diligence to pull off successfully. With a little bit of prep work, you will be free to enjoy conversation and cocktails with family or close friends without worry. Dinner will be quietly… Continue reading
My husband did something unusual yesterday, he went to work – at his office. After almost a year of working remotely I wasn’t ready. Oh, I was ready for him to leave the house, I just didn’t have any breakfast type foods ready that he could easily grab and go! I quickly whipped… Continue reading
If you are searching for a fabulous dessert that you can whip up and have in the oven in 10 minutes, is dinner party worthy, with only one bowl to wash up, and is made with basic pantry staples you may already have lurking in your pantry. Than this Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Glaze is… Continue reading
Honey this recipe for Pecan Squares is a keeper. Good thing too because it’s perfect for school functions, holidays, share with friends and neighbors, all someday…… It makes a large sheet pan size, that’s up to 20-30 squares, depending on how big you cut them. There is an Ina Garten recipe out there for Pecan… Continue reading
Years ago, when my husband and I took our very first trip to Italy we learned a tip about shellfish and cheese. We were staying in a little pensione on the Adriatic with a restaurant on the main floor that faced the ocean, so gorgeous it could have been a movie set. One night, we… Continue reading
It probably come as no surprise to everyone that we are having a much smaller gathering for Thanksgiving this year – just like most of the country. We still want to make a fuss, cook way too much, and spend quality time with certain family members. You too I bet. These circumstances happen to work… Continue reading
In the past, my go-to-no-fail recipe for Oatmeal Cookies was always the one printed inside of the Quakers lid. They may not even print it there anymore, it was that long ago. Once I found out gluten was not my friend, I converted the recipe to a gluten-free version. It was fine, an okay oatmeal cookie,… Continue reading
With so many years of putting together a Thanksgiving feast for friends and family, and double doses for this Canadian-American family. I finally feel I have a handle on how to get the meal on the table without too much chaos, and with some semblance of grace. First tip: make as much as you… Continue reading
Have you heard about this famous Plum Torte originally published by Mariam Burros in 1983 for the New York Times? It was so popular that it was published every year from 1983 to 1989, by then the editors felt it had been featured enough. Apparently not, according to all the backlash they received, after making… Continue reading