Granola

Making your own granola is simple.  I think this basic granola tastes better than just about any granola you can buy at the store.  Once you’ve mastered this recipe, personalize it with your own flair.  Ideas for variations and additions below. 8 cups old-fashioned rolled oats 2 ½ cups raw slivered almonds ½ cup brown…

Chocolate Sandwich Cookies

This is a soft, scrumptious sandwich cookie that I developed from my own chocolate drop cookie recipe.  The cookie is easy to prepare – a straight forward drop cookie.   The buttercream is a classic Swiss meringue buttercream recipe – silky smooth and less sweet than a powdered sugar frosting.  A great video tutorial is here. …

Kale Sausage Hash

I developed this simple, one-dish meal as a way to use one of my favorite cooking greens — kale.  There are several types of kale, and all are delicious in this recipe.  Kale is a bona fide superfood, absolutely packed with nutrition.  But we eat kale for the fabulous taste, especially in this recipe.  On…

Fresh Pea Soup with Mint

I have been making this recipe often this Spring.  It’s just right – – tasty, fast, and as beautiful as it is good for the body.  It’s so GREEN.  I use my homemade chicken stock in this soup, but it’s nearly as good with water.  Takes about 20 minutes to make.  Seriously – it’s that…

Old-School Yeast Rolls

I am always the one to bring these buttery, soft, tasty rolls to holiday meals.  I’ve posted this recipe the day after Easter, as I’ve just made these rolls  — and they are a quintessential part of our traditional Easter brunch. Old-School Yeast Rolls (makes 15 rolls, and doubles easily) 1 cup milk, scalded 1/4…