Dinner and Dessert

Caramel Apple Muffins 10-12 apples 2 cups sugar 1 cup vegetable oil 3 large eggs, lightly beaten 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 3 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 1/2 cups chopped pecans, toasted and divided Peel and finely chop apples to equal a heaping 3.5 cups….

North African Egg Dish

Green Shakshuka 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 large leeks, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced 1 large celery stalk, sliced 4 garlic cloves, minced 1 bunch of Swiss chard, cut into 1/2-inch ribbons 1 cup spinach (tightly packed) 2 teaspoons dried oregano 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese 4 large eggs Salt and…

Lighter Eggplant Parmesan with Nitro

Make sure to saute some onions and garlic to incorporate into the homemade tomato sauce!  I like a thicker sauce, so this doesn’t get watery.  Finished the dish with cherry tomatoes and arugula to get in some fresh greens and juicy tomatoes  Nitro with “The Mustache”

Rustic Browned Butter Apple Pie

This time of year reminds me of my love for fall recipes.  Lately my time in the kitchen has been spent creating new fall treats.  Here is one I came up with for my guest all the way from Sweden for her last night in town.  We were in the kitchen over 4 hours (she pointed…

Flat Campground

Our time in Winthrop… Garlic Cream White Wine Sauce and Basil Chicken Saute a large shallot and 4-5 cloves of chopped garlic in butter and olive oil until fragrant and tender.  Then add 1 cup on white wine and reduce down to about 1/4 cup cooking on med-high.  Next, add 2 cups of heavy whipping…

Butter Beans and Chocolate Malt Lunch

Butter Beans (Lima) Soak the bag (1lb.) of beans 6-8 hours, then rinse and drain Add about 6 cups of water and beans to a large pot 1 T butter salt (easy with salt since bouillon contains a lot) and pepper 1 T chives 1-2 T dried onions 4 chicken bouillon cubes 1 t oil…

Notte italiana

Tonight we had chicken parmigiana; farfalline pasta with a tomato, onion, garlic, basil, mushroom sauce; rocket basil salad; and brownies for dinner

Forecast: Cold and rainy in Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Equals lazy day of watching movies—including “The Great Outdoors” and “RV”(appropriate, right?!)—and reading after enjoying a delicious crêpe brunch The Perfect Whipped Cream 1.5 c heavy whipping cream 2-3 T confectioners sugar 1 t vanilla extract Whip the cream in chilled bowl with chilled beaters until it thickens. Then add the powdered sugar and vanilla,…

Oh là là…what a beautiful AND tasty Strawberry Tart!

Strawberry Tart Recipe 1 1/4 c. flour 1/2 c. butter, chopped 1/3 c. sugar, plus 1/4 c. for filling 8 oz. cream cheese 1-2 lbs. strawberries, hulled and halved (or sliced however you prefer) 1/4 cup jelly, warmed to a liquid (I used plum jelly for tartness, but you can use strawberry to match) 2…

Salute to my brother and Cassie!

Here we are at our new spot in charming little Spearfish for the week or so. Tonight we cracked open one of the good bottles to enjoy with our homemade pizza in honor of Brad and Cassie’s announcement today. They’re getting married!! I’m happy to know I’ll be gaining another lovely sister thanks to my…