First CSA box from Drapers

Renee could not pick up her first box at Drapers and I was having company so I was happy to do so.  She opted for a half share which means she gets to pick $12 worth of produce each week.  I chose a large box of snow peas, a small box of strawberries and a…

“Healthy” breakfast?

At the last meeting I took some “breakfast cookies” a recipe that I got out of Martha Stewart Living magazine.  Since I had several positive comments I decided to post the recipe for everybody to recreate at home.  A couple of hints, cashew butter can be freshly ground at Winco, I used blueberries instead of…

Vegan

I’ve been experimenting with vegan foods, particularly soups which are so warm and filling.  One of my new favorites is a butternut squash, green apple curry soup.  You can take almost any of your favorite soup recipes and with a few simple substitutions can make it vegan, i.e., vegetable broth vs. chicken broth, coconut milk…

Cakes

  CHOCOLATE  CAKE  for ONE 1  coffee mug 1  egg 2 Tbs.  flour 2 Tbs.  sugar 2 Tbs.  cocoa powder 1 Tbs.  milk 1 Tbs. oil Chocolate chips (optional) Spray inside of mug with Pam.  (optional)  Mix everything together in the mug, except the chocolate chips.  Then mix in the chips, if using.  Place in microwave…

Breakfast

 BLENDER  POTATO  PANCAKES 2 c  peeled and cubed potatoes 2 eggs 2 T  flour 2 T  chopped onion 2 t  baking powder Salt & pepper to taste Put everything in a blender and grate.  Fry in hot oil – ¼ c per pancake.  After frying, blot with paper towel.  Serve with applesauce or sour cream. …

Breads

Banana, Date and Nut Muffins 1 cup mashed ripe bananas – about 3 bananas 17 oz. plain Greek yogurt container- ¾ cup plus 2 tablespoons 2 large eggs 2 Tbs. coconut oil 1 tsp. vanilla extract 1 cup whole wheat flour 1 cup old fashion rolled oats 2/3 cup light brown sugar ½ cup unbleached…

Beverages

    Orange Cappuccino 1 cup powdered sugar 1 cup sugar 3/4 cup instant coffee 3 orange flavor hard candies Combine all ingredients in a blender.  Add 1 Tbs. to 6 oz. water. By  Susan Neuman   Swiss Mocha  3/4 cup powdered creamer 1 cup sugar ¾ cup instant coffee 6 Tbs. cocoa Combine all…

Alcoholic Beverages

Blueberry Mojitos Serves 1 12 blueberries with extra berries for garnish 8 fresh Mint leaves, extra for garnish 1 T. Fresh lime juice 1 T. Simple syrup 2 T. Light rum Handful ice cubes 1/2 C. Club soda Lime wedges for garnish Combine blueberries, mint leaves, lime juice, rum, and simple syrup in bottom of…

Appetizers

Bourbon-sauced Meatballs 1 or 2 packages cocktail-sized frozen meatballs 2 cups ketchup 3/4 cup brown sugar 3/4 cup bourbon 1 Tbsp. onion, finely minced 1/2 cup water Combine all ingredients except meatballs in saucepan and cook 10 min. or until hot and well blended. Put sauce in crockpot with meatballs and cook on low for…

My Famous Oatmeal Cookie Recipe

Robin Hager and I collaborated on his how-to video about making Oatmeal Cookies. These are amazingly easy and quick to make. Enjoy with the hot beverage of your choice or top with ice cream for a quick dessert! Click the link below for video.