Easiest Chicken Piccata

This is such a simple recipe to make, and I love having dinners that can be whipped up relatively fast. Ingredients Chicken cutlets, sliced or pounded thin Flour or breadcrumbs Eggs (maybe, if you use breadcrumbs) a lemon 1 tablespoon of butter, or Earth Balance if you can’t eat dairy 1/2 cup chicken broth 1/4…

Pumpkin Muffins/Bread

[*Note, this recipe is for canned pumpkin. Don’t switch this to a fresh pumpkin – it won’t work. I’ll post that recipe another time.] We made pumpkin bread loaves to bring to school every fall when I was a kid. It was very popular – teachers, the school nurse, *everyone wanted the recipe. The mistake…

Use Your Oven: Veg & Herbs

There are lots of ways to cook veggies, but I love how roasting them releases their true taste and sweetness. Plus, it’s too easy to *not do. With regular veggies – the kind you can get cut up in a bag, for instance – or carrot sticks, etc., you can just put them in a…

What is a Pumpernickel Bagel, Anyway?

Such an odd word, “pumpernickel.” As a kid, I wouldn’t eat it because the word was a bit intimidating and I wasn’t sure what I’d be eating. Turns out, it’s just a weird “fart word” for dark rye bread. And for non-U.S. audiences, bagels are a type of bread roll of unconfirmed origin and strongly…

Grandma Tess’ Pecan Crescents

  These are the cookies we make for holidays, mostly because they’re kind of a pain in the butt to roll and shape. But ooooohhh – they’re *so worth the work. Also affectionately known as “Tiny rainbows of happiness,” these cookies demand taking time to savor and busting out the good coffee. Even though you…

Thumbprint Cookies

The ultimate coffee cookie (along with Grandma Tess’ Pecan Crescents – I’ll post those next.) I remember my mother made these a lot when I was a kid, I think mostly because they aren’t very sweet and we didn’t like them back then. I’m so glad I have the recipe now, though. I’d post a…

Farfalle & Tomatoes

My favorite, simple dinner is fast and easy to make. The key is having a good oil (I prefer Colavita) and fresh ingredients – even better if you have fresh pasta, too, but that’s not necessary. Ingredients: 1-pound box Farfalle (or penne if you prefer – any pasta will work, honestly) 4-5 fresh Roma or…

Cashew nut “ricotta”

I love cheese. Really. I do. I. Love. Cheese. I never realized how much of it I ate, either, until I finally figured out that I actually am allergic to dairy, and gave it up. So, while my sinuses are forever grateful, my nose can properly function again and my skin is generally relieved, my…

Salmon Wellington

While I’m still working on perfecting my Not Ricotta Cheese recipe (all right, but what else do you call a ricotta cheese substitute made from cashews?) here’s a new recipe I tried for Valentine’s Day. I found the recipe on AllRecipes.com and I’ll list it as-is for you, but honestly I found that, although it…

Diana’s Soy Bagels

I love this recipe. I’ve been making it for a long time, so, not new, but I get lots of requests to share it because they’re so tasty. They’re probably the best bagels you’ll ever have. Like all bread, bagels are really easy to make, but they take a few hours to make because of…