Broccoli salad is one of the few salads I’d occasionally pick up at the deli, but it’s amazing how much better it tastes when you make it at home with really fresh ingredients. I served some of this up for my extended family at Easter, and my brother said it was so good he wanted to eat the whole batch.
Basic French Bread is one of my “go to” bread recipes. I use it for making bread bowls for soup, such as Wisconsin Cheese Soup, or to accompany soup and salad, or a hearty stew. Of all the bread recipes I use, it is, not surprisingly, the best one to use for French toast. Because it has a sturdier crust, it holds up well even when soaked with egg batter, so you don’t end up with your toast falling apart before you get it to the pan. [Read more…]
Just so you know, if you’re looking for ways to cook roadkill, i.e., critters that have met their ends in traffic, this is not that kind of post. This is about a quick and easy, budget friendly sandwich spread or dip that’s a great way to stretch leftover bits of meat into another meal. I grew up calling it “roadkill”; it may have different names other places. [Read more…]
I was out to lunch a few weeks ago with some homeschooling mom friends that I haven’t seen in ages, and as usual, the conversation turned to food. Our little homeschool group has a number of members with food allergies and sensitivities, including several of us who are currently avoiding gluten. We discussed the pros and cons of various gluten free flour blends, options for avoiding the need for flour altogether (I’ve been eating a lot more veggies recently instead), and what to do for a gluten free hamburger bun option. “Look up Brazilian Cheese Bread”, said my friend, Robyn. “That’s become our go to recipe for gluten free buns or bread.” [Read more…]
Back in 2004, my sister Lois and I had an Easter themed brunch menu featured in Taste of Home magazine with a Spring Ahead Brunch Bake, Bavarian Cream Bonnet (rich Bavarian creme decorated to look like an Easter bonnet) and mom’s cinnamon rolls. One of the things I didn’t mention in the recipe posts were the cute little Easter bunnies and chicks that we made out of hard boiled eggs, and some quick and easy Easter crafts and egg decorating ideas. My mom loved tinkering with craft projects, too, so taking time for Easter ideas like these helps me to remember the many happy memories we had together. [Read more…]