Mediterranean Kale and Farro Stew

Although winter does not last long here in Tega Cay, I found thisrecipes for a  healthy soup.     Mediterranean Kale, Cannellini and Farro Stew Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 40 minutes Yield: 6 servings Ingredients 2 Tbsp olive oil 1 cup carrots...

Argentinian beef empanadas

We were recently in Sedona AZ at Lisa Dahl's restaurant, Mariposa.  We had the most amazing beef empanadas with chimichurri sauce.  I used this recipe and  came pretty close.   1 lb. ground beef browned 1 sweet onion chopped finely sauted 1tsp...

Roasted Broccoli

A simple and pleasant side dish.   Keep the broccoli bright green! Blanch Broccoli crowns in boiling water for 5 minutes.  Immediately drain and put them in an ice bath to cease the cooking.  Drain well and then toss in a bowl with olive oil and grated...

Spidini

This dish is always a winner at my dinner parties.   Here's the recipe   Sirloin, slightly marbled cut as thin as possible then pounded thinner   Dip each piece of sirloin into a mix of beaten egg and olive oil then bread with 1/2 panko and 1/2 regular...

Tuscan White Bean accompaniment

I serve this recipe with an Italian meal, alongside a salad or meat. 2 cans of Canellini beans.  Drained and rinsed and 1/2 can of them mashed Mix with 2 tsp minced garlic, olive oil and lemon juice Add 1 T finely minced red onion, 1 tsp. red pepper flakes and 3...

Kifli

My late Aunt Karren shared this wonderful cookie recipe with me.  My Uncle Joe said it stole his heart when he received a batch!   6 c. flour 2 T. sugar 1/2 lb butter 1/2 lb crisco 1 c. sour cream 1 heaping tsp. baking powder Nut Filling** work dough until...

Menu Cards

I like to know what is in anything I am eating, so I thought I would print out menu cards for each day to let my cousins know what I had prepared.  They list the name of each item for breakfast and dinner. When I have guests, I think breakfast should have some...

Cannoli cream

This recipe can be used as a pastry cream for many recipes with or without the chocolate 1 quart half and half 3/4 c. granulated sugar 2 egg yolks broken 4" stick of cinnamon 2 pang unflavored gelatin dissolved in hot water put all ingredients into pan and stir until...

Pizzelli

Pizzelli are an Italian waffle cookie baked in a pizzelli iron.  They can be flavored with vanilla, lemon, orange or the traditional anise extract.  The batter can also have cocoa in it to make chocolate pizzelli.  I like to flavor them with vanilla and...

Apricot pistachio biscotti

This recipe is a favorite of mine.  The 1 cup of apricots and pistachios can be substituted for  cranberry and walnuts or just walnuts.  Here is the recipe: 3 eggs 1/2 cup sugar 1/4 pound butter softened 1/3 cup vegetable oil juice of 1/2 lemon 1...

The best frozen Margarita!

  My friend Pam served this wonderful cocktail last night at a cuban themed meal.  Oh my....how delicious.  This is how she relayed the recipe: 1 can limeade fill same can with 1 can tequila 1/2 can cointreau or triple sec fill a blender with ice and...

From one of the blogs I follow: Ribbon in my Journal

Going to try this soon......   Strawberry Pie Ingredients 1 deep-dish pie crust 10 ounces lemon-lime cola 1 cup sugar 3 tablespoons cornstarch 5-6 drops red food coloring 4 cups sliced fresh strawberries Whipped topping Instructions 1 Bake pie shell according to...

Cauliflower au gratin

Tonight I made this side dish with broiled salmon and steamed spinach from the garden... 1 head of cauliflower broken into florets boiled firm pour into a casserole dish Cheese mix:  2 tablespoons of butter and 3 tablespoons of flour in a saucepan...thicken...add...