Banana Cream Pie

Banana Cream PieFamily-friendly dessert made with lots of bananas, homemade pudding, and a pre-baked pie crust is this delicious banana cream pie. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Combine sugar flour and salt in a saucepan. Gradually stir in milk. Cook stirring constantly over medium heat until mixture boils and thickens. … [Read more…]

Salad Stuffed Shells

Salad Stuffed ShellsAn adorable way to dress up a straightforward salad of romaine, salami, cucumber, and tomato is to stuff jumbo pasta shells. Large pot of lightly salted water should be brought to a boil. Pasta shells should be cooked in boiling water for about 8 minutes, stirring occasionally, until fully cooked but still firm … [Read more…]

Chinese-Inspired Chicken with Zucchini and Mushroom Medley

Chinese-Inspired Chicken with Zucchini and Mushroom MedleyThis quick and simple weeknight meal, inspired by Chinese cuisine, combines stir-fried chicken, zucchini, and maitake and shiitake mushrooms. Put chicken in a zip-top bag with enough cornstarch to lightly coat. Heat sesame oil and canola oil over medium-high heat until hot. Add chicken and brown 5 to 7 … [Read more…]

Spiked Peach Jam with Ginger

Spiked Peach Jam with GingerThis is a great jam for peaches that are not picture-perfect but nice and ripe. Combined with ginger and amaretto liqueur, the peach jam tastes divine. Place peaches in a glass or plastic container with a lid and immediately mix with lemon juice to prevent browning. Stir in sugar and ginger. … [Read more…]

Tartar Sauce II

Tartar Sauce IIThis tartar sauce is made according to tradition and includes capers and hardboiled eggs. can be kept for up to three days in the refrigerator. In a small bowl mix together mayonnaise sweet pickle relish capers and egg. Season to taste with salt and white pepper. Add a dash of Worcestershire sauce and … [Read more…]

Old Man’s Turkey Noodle Soup

Old Man’s Turkey Noodle SoupA simple, delicious turkey noodle soup made with drumsticks cooks for a long time for maximum flavor. The noodles are cooked separately and added to the bowls at the end. Combine the turkey drumsticks and water in a large soup pot and bring to a boil. Stir in onions carrots celery … [Read more…]

Beef Miso Ramen

Beef Miso RamenThis flavorful bowl of ramen soup with miso broth and steak is quick and easy to prepare, making it a perfect choice for busy days. Combine steak and soy sauce in a plastic container with a lid. Marinate in the refrigerator for 2 hours. Remove steak from the marinade and shake off excess. … [Read more…]

Stiff Royal Icing

Stiff Royal IcingInstead of using raw egg whites, this royal icing recipe uses meringue powder. It is white and shiny and works well for decorating cookies or putting together the pieces of a gingerbread house. Combine the two portions of meringue powder. 1 cup warm water, cream of tartar, and sugar are combined in a … [Read more…]

Whipped Hot Chocolate

Whipped Hot ChocolateTo make rich hot chocolate into whipped hot chocolate, gently fold in fresh whipped cream. This is the ideal wintertime treat. Heat milk in a small saucepan over low heat until milk begins to steam. Whisk sugar cocoa powder vanilla extract and salt into steamed milk until dissolved. Stir in chocolate until melted. … [Read more…]

Brussels Sprouts with Grapes

Brussels Sprouts with GrapesI hate Brussels sprouts, but love this recipe! Brussels sprouts with grapes, green onions and garlic will make you shout ‘Gobble gobble!’ at first bite! Place the Brussels sprouts water and salt in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Boil 10 minutes or until sprouts are tender but firm. Over … [Read more…]