For a recent church potluck I came up with a yummy fruit salad from what I had fresh and on hand in my fridge. Someone mentioned wanting the recipe–someone else said it tasted like dessert! Music to a cook’s ears, right? No doubt this could be pulled together year-round here in California, and it ISContinue reading “California Winter Fruit Salad – a recipe”
Hey ladies. We’re having a blast over in Cayucos as we plan for our upcoming year. We wanted to share some of our fun and great food with you! The quiche was amazing … as you see we ate it all (we’ll add that recipe later). For now though we’re sharing our recipe for theContinue reading “Team Retreat Fun”
If you’ve been going to Heart to Heart then you probably had an opportunity to taste this amazing bread Mari Jo baked for us. Here is the recipe in case you want to try it out yourself. Ingredients: 1 pound pizza dough (she bought hers at Trader Joe’s) 2 tblsp. extra virgin olive oil Coarse sea saltContinue reading “Focaccia with Rosemary and Grapes”
Ingredients 2 cups water 1 can (15 oz.) LIBBY’S® 100% Pure Pumpkin 1 can (11.5 fl. oz.) mango nectar 3 MAGGI Vegetarian Vegetable Flavor Bouillon Cubes 1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh ginger or 3/4 teaspoon ground ginger 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter 2Continue reading “Thai-Style Pumpkin Soup”
10 Bean Soup Serves 12 1/4 cup each of the following beans: Black eyed peas Pinto beans Black beans Lentils Great northern beans Red beans Small lima beans Navy beans Split green peas Pearl barley Wash beans thoroughly, place in large container, cover with water and 2 Tblsp salt – soak overnight. Next day, drain, put intoContinue reading “Recipes from ‘Stories of Christmas’”
My friend Wyndy Buckner has this awesome Biblical plan for a healthy lifestyle.
When I think of a romantic Valentines, I think of chocolate. Here is an easy way to make a boxed brownie mix into something special.
Another wonderful winter recipe, perfect for Valentines Day. This one from Heather Morrell. She served it for our Counsel Appreciation Dinner in December. Enjoy! Chicken With Herbed Cranberry 4 servings 4 boneless chicken breast halves 3 tablespoons butter 1/4 cup minced shallots or green onions 1 large bay leaf, broken into 2 pieces 1/4 cupContinue reading “Chicken With Herbed Cranberry”
6-7 ounces elbow macaroni 2 tablespoons minced onion 1 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 3 cups grated sharp Cheddar cheese (it can be regular cheddar too, or you can get creative with special cheeses) 2 cups thin white sauce [see below] 1 tablespoon butter or margarine [Thin white sauce:2 tablespoons butter or margarine 2 tablespoonsContinue reading “OLD-FASHIONED MACARONI AND CHEESE”
First, sauté the following in a pan: 1/4 cup crumbled bacon 1/4 cup chopped sliced ham 1 tbsp. butter or olive oil 1 large onion diced 1 cup carrots diced sm. 1/2 cup bell peppers diced 4 chicken bullion cubes 1/2 tsp cayenne 1/2 tsp. chili powder 1 tsp. each thyme, sage, pepper Sauté until onionsContinue reading “Kris’s Winter Chowder”
Susan Branch creates the seasons in my heart through her warm art and recipes. I miss her Heart of the Home store in old Arroyo Grande, the village of my childhood. But her website is almost as good since she keeps it up to date with fun and wonderful drawings, books, and recipes. She isContinue reading “Check in With Susan Branch”
APPLESAUCE BRAN MUFFINS This recipe makes 12 large muffins. Please note that it uses two different kinds of cereal, Kellogg’s 100% Bran Cereal and Kellogg’s All Bran. 1 Cup Kelloggs 100% bran cereal mixed well with 1 cup milk, 1 Egg beaten into mix w/fork, 1/4 cup brown sugar, well packed, and 3 Tbs oil. WhenContinue reading “Applesauce Bran Muffins”