Memories and healthy recipes for your dinner table.

Month: April 2009

Granola Grain Anzac Cookies

This is a recipe given to me by my sister, Allison. These granola grain cookies are a variation of the Anzac biscuits; a thin chewy cookie from the early 1900’s. “Anzac biscuits (originally called Soldiers’ biscuits) came into being around 1915 (during World War I) when soldiers’ […]

May Day

Photo: Maypole Dancing at Wishford, Wiltshire One of my favorite childhood memories I have, is watching my mom and the other ladies from church weave ribbons in and around the May Pole. If I remember correctly, it was usually done during our Easter celebration rather […]

Butter Garlic Sauce with Potatoes

I adapted this recipe after my friend Marilyn’s skillet potatoes. She slices the potatoes and adds them to a cast iron skillet with oil, salt and pepper. Covers the pan and simmers, tossing occasionally until tender. I use her method when cooking diced potatoes for breakfast; adding chopped onions and garlic. Tonight, I wanted something garlicky. I had some left over bacon that would pair nicely with a garlic butter sauce.

5 potatoes, sliced thick
2-3 slices bacon
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tbsp dried dill weed
salt and pepper
2 tbsp butter
garlic powder

Cook the bacon in a skillet. Remove the bacon and add the garlic and potatoes. Cover and cook until tender. Add pepper, dill, garlic powder, butter and bacon.

Sometimes I add 1/2 -1 cup water or broth and simmer. Simmer until the potatoes are done.

18th Century Chicken Timbale to Modern Day Pastina Timbales

A few years ago I went on a quest to dig up recipes from the early 1900’s. I was curious to know what types of meals they prepared at the time while living on a strict budget with limited convinences. Timbale was one of the few […]

Ruth’s Wedding Cookies

My Aunt Ruth usually had these delicious bites around many times when we stopped by for a visit. Ruth’s version of Mexican wedding cookies are also known as Russian Tea Cakes or Italian Butter Cookies. They are a very delicate shortbread like cookie. Her original […]

Glazed Salmon on Green and Orange Salad

Good Seasons used to make a nice make-it-yourself Asian salad dressing. Sadly I can never find the Asian flavor or Cesar at any of the grocery stores in the area. I used the dressing from an Asian spinach salad recipe and omitted the OJ.

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4 (5oz) cooked salmon fillets
1/3 cup Asian Ginger salad dressing
2 tbsp clementine or orange juice
1/2 cup thinly sliced red onion
8 cups mixed salad greens
4 clementines, peeled and sliced
1/3 cup chopped unsalted toasted almonds

Heat broiler. Place salmon on a foil-lined rimmed baking sheet. Spoon on or brush salmon with 2 tablespoons of the dressing. Let sit 15 minutes. Broil salmon 8-10 minutes or until just cooked through.

Meanwhile, put the remaining dressing and the juice in a large bowl; add onions and toss to coat.

To serve, add salad greens and clementines to the bowl with the onion; toss to mix and coat. Arrange salad on serving plates. Place salmon on salad and sprinkle with almonds.

Ham Egg and Cheese English Muffins

Breakfast is one of my favorite meals of the day. I just love breakfast food. My mom used to make these for us all the time even on camping trips. I love my egg with a slightly runny center. It must be a Southern thing […]

Breakfast Burrito

My favorite thing to eat in the morning is a breakfast burrito. It is so simple and can be wrapped up to go. The kids love burritos. The breakfast burrito is no exception. Tortillas, warmed Scrambled eggs Salsa Cheddar and Monterrey Jack shredded cheese blend […]

Shrimp Scampi

Sometimes there is nothing better than pasta tossed with a little butter and a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese. Add shrimp sauteed in garlic sauce for a light comforting meal.

6 ounces whole wheat pasta
1 tbsp olive oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 pound raw shrimp, peeled and deveined
4 tbsp butter, divided
1/4 cup chicken broth
1 tbsp lemon juice
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1/2 cup reduced-fat Parmesan cheese, grated
2 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped

Prepare pasta according to taste.

Meanwhile, heat oil and garlic in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the shrimp and cook, stirring frequently, until almost pink, about 2 minutes. Add 1 tablespoon butter, lemon juice and broth to shrimp; saute about 2 minutes more.

Place cooked pasta in a large bowl and mix with the remaining 3 tablespoons butter, black pepper and Parmesan cheese. Add cooked shrimp to pasta and mix together. Top with parsley.

Homestyle Turkey Meatloaf

I never thought about making meatloaf before I ate it at a friends house. I was so good I had to try making my own. This loaf of meat is not your grandmother’s. The salsa gives it a kick and the ground turkey sheds unwanted […]