Category Archives: Cookbook

Good Gravy


The key to good gravy is having a decent ratio of fat, flavor, thickener, and liquid.  It’s not rocket science, but it does take a little bit of extra time.  Good gravy is never an afterthought! If cooking for a crowd, you’ll want to double, triple, or even quadruple this … Continue reading

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Anna’s Mom’s Homemade Stuffing


This is not a fancy recipe, but it’s my favorite!  My mom NEVER used prepared stuffing mix, but would freeze a piece or two (including heels) from each loaf of bread we used for the few weeks leading up to Thanksgiving.  By the time Thanksgiving rolled around she had all … Continue reading

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Hannah’s Cranberry Orange Muffins


2 cups flour 1 cup sugar (I use less) 1 tsp salt 1 ½ tsp baking powder ½ tsp baking soda 4 Tbls cold butter cut up 1 egg beaten Zest of one orange ¾ cup fresh OJ (about two oranges) 2+ cups frozen cranberries Grease muffin tin (or use muffin … Continue reading

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Valdi’s Icelandic Lamb Soup, a la Anna


We pulled this recipe out of the archives!  It’s a fall classic and we just happen to have all the ingredients that you’ll need.  It’s what’s for dinner tonight! A couple of years ago when I was battling a nasty cold, Valdi brought the most delicious bowl of soup to … Continue reading

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Winter Pesto Recipe


Ingredients 2 ½ cups (packed) mixed fresh local greens (spinach, kale, parsley, Asian Mix, or Braising Mix) 3 cloves garlic ¼ – ½  cup nuts of your choice (walnuts work well) ½  cup grated hard white cheese 1 ½ tablespoons organic lemon juice ½ cup organic olive oil (more or … Continue reading

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Mushroom Medley Bisque


Ingredients About 1 pound of assorted fresh mushrooms (dry-brushed clean, stems cut off, caps thinly sliced) 1 tablespoon organic olive oil 1/4 lb organic butter, plus 1 tablespoon 1 medium yellow onion cut into 2 inch pieces 2 medium carrots cut into 2 inch pieces 2 stalks of celery cut … Continue reading

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Angie’s Grandmother’s Apple Cake


Ingredients 3 farm fresh eggs 1 c of oil ½ c water 2T vanilla 3 c flour 1 ¾ c sugar 1 t cinnamon 1 t soda ¾ t. salt 3 c shredded apples and/or pears 1 c Equal Exchange chocolate chips   Directions Mix wet and dry ingredients separately, … Continue reading

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The Best Way to Enjoy Padron Peppers


Enjoy Padron peppers as a simple yet elegant appetizer. “Pimientos de Padron” are the pride of Galicia in northwest Spain. Just cook in a hot olive oil coated frying pan and sprinkled with sea salt before serving. With a delightful pepper flavor, they melt in your mouth.  Keep in mind that … Continue reading

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Chicken Pipian Verde (Chicken in Pepita – Tomatillo Sauce)


Serves 4. Total time about 1 ½ hours. Easy to prepare. The pepitas (green pumpkin seeds) give this sauce a unique toasty, rich flavor. Serve with your favorite Mexican sides such as Spanish rice and beans. This dish is equally good with grilled/roasted vegetables and polenta. Ingredients Grilled Chicken: 4 … Continue reading

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TOMATILLO SALSA


INGREDIENTS  1 ½ pound tomatillos, husks removed, washed and chopped*  1 large tomato, chopped  ½ cup chopped white onion  1 – 2 Jalepeno or Serrano peppers, stemmed, seeded and minced  2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced  ½ cup cilantro leaves, chopped  1 Tablespoon … Continue reading

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