Wow, the two ingredients for the Crazy Ingredient Challenge stumped me for a bit this month: citrus and bread crumbs.
I’d be shocked I am the only one in the group to make something breaded with an orange sauce, but I have a secret ingredient. This Panko Crusted Salmon with Orange Sauce is simple and quick and delicious and healthy and can be made gluten-free if desired. Continue reading →
Nothing says Thanksgiving to me more than Antipasto and Pate. Huh?
When you party with the Lalanne clan it is pretty easy to figure out the Pate part and our family recipe is oh so easy to make and delicious too. But the Antipasto, well I have to admit, I have no idea where the recipe came from originally. I don’t think it was from the Italian side of my family. It has always been served on the French side with the salad course at Thanksgiving and Christmas. Go figure.
A little research tells me this is technically a Calabrese Antipasto. Most recipes call for cauliflower and carrots, but our version has never had any fresh stuff in it. It also doesn’t need any cooking, just dump everything together and chill before serving.
It is traditionally served “before pasta”, but as I said above we have it with the salad course before the turkey at Thanksgiving or ham at Christmas. It would also make a good appetizer on some crackers or crostini. Or just eat it straight out of the bowl like I do, ooops, uh, strike that last comment. Continue reading →
I am a big fan of cranberries. I like them dried and I like homemade cranberry sauce. But, I can’t stand … uh… do not really care for jellied cranberry sauce straight from the can sliced with the ridges still on it. If you do, enjoy! I like my cranberries plump and tart with a little sweetness.
M’s mom makes this version for Thanksgiving and Christmas. The trick to keeping the cranberries big and whole is to bake them low and slow. And adding some brandy or rum, well that just makes it extra tasty. Continue reading →
Another batch of scrumptious recipes were shared on the Tasty Tuesdays Linky last week. Since it is actually dipping in to the 70’s around here this week, I thought I would feature some of the soup and chili recipes that were shared last week.
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Before we jump into another Tasty Tuesdays Link Up with fabulous recipes shared by my fellow bloggers, I want to share this recipe for Hot Water Pie Crust with you because I am already in the Holiday spirit.
I know, you may not have even thrown away the jack-o-lantern from Halloween and here I am jumping to Christmas. Don’t worry, I am not skipping over Thanksgiving. The next few posts are going to be Thanksgiving related. But, I am participating in a Christmas recipe/craft link party this weekend and I need to get this posted early.
For those of you unfamiliar with Kolache it is a Central European (Hungarian, Czech, Ukrainian, etc.) treat made with a rich brioche like dough filled with sweetened nut or seed filling.
In my husband’s house it was breakfast every Christmas morning. You can enjoy it any time of the year, but since the only time my Mother-in-Law makes it is in December I automatically associate it with Christmas. When, I handed a plate of it to my neighbor she said she is going to make it for Thanksgiving morning. So make it now, pin it for the holidays or a lazy weekend morning, whatever you want. Continue reading →
This month Chantelle Elem at Fat Mum Slim changed up her normal Photo A Day prompts and assigned a letter to each day plus the numbers 1 through 5. You can take a picture of ANYTHING that symbolizes the prompt to you.
As soon as I saw the list, I knew food was going to be the easiest way to complete the challenge this month. Plus it gave me a post a day on my social media accounts.
So I picked off a handful or two of the larger leaves and left the rest so the turnip roots underneath will have food to keep growing. Most stores here in California cut the greens off of the turnips before selling them (unlike beets that have the roots and the greens) probably because turnip greens are one of the most bitter greens so most people wouldn’t bother to cook them. Such a shame.
All greens are loaded with vitamins and nutrients, but in order to cut the bitterness most recipes for turnip greens involve cooking them for a long time and adding salt and pork fat (bacon or salt pork). Continue reading →