Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Happy New Year!

Once again we started out the New Year with a pot of good luck...



I used the same recipe as last year. Yum!  I should make this more than once a year.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Monster Cookies

1 cup peanut butter, 1 cup sugar, 1 egg and a bit of vanilla.  Bake at 350 for 12 minutes or so. Made by visiting monster Brooks.  Yum!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Grilled Peaches

Delicious!  Andrew made these beauties last night.  Here's the recipe in his words:

Agrodolce Grilled Peaches
Glaze: 1 cup Red Wine Vinegar, 1/4 cup honey, 1/4 cup peach nectar, salt/pepper. Reduce until a syrup for glazing. Cut in half. Grill about 3-4 minutes face down (brush with Canola oil). Turn and repeat. drizzle with sauce. (Via Bobby Flay). I reduced the glaze while grilling the Tri-Tip, but you could do it ahead of time. Soo freaking good! Enjoy ;-)


Angelica brought 6 lemons over today with a request - "to make lemonade".

6 lemons from the tree in Angelica's backyard (or about 1 3/4 cups lemon juice)
8 cups water
1 cup sugar

I washed the lemons and then each kid rolled 2 lemons on the countertop to loosen up the juice.  We took turns juicing them while 1 cup water and 1 cup sugar boiled on the stove to make simple syrup. Instead of letting the simple syrup cool we added cold water and ice, stirred it all up and enjoyed a delicious cup of semi-tart lemonade.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Better than McDonald's

All summer we've been hearing the radio commercials for McDonald's Mango Pineapple smoothies.  I promised the kids we could make a better one...

Sunday, June 12, 2011

What to do with a head of cabbage...

This week's farm share box included a head of cabbage.  Having never prepared cabbage I was excited to try something new.  With half of it I made two recipes from

Winter Lentil Vegetable Soup
Apple Cole Slaw

Both were really good.  I made the soup in the crock pot.  Just threw it all in and cooked on low for about 8 hours.  Here it is before cooking... I forgot to take an after picture.

The Apple Cole Slaw was a hit with all of us and Baden even had seconds.  This would be fun to bring to a summer barbeque.  It looks pretty and tastes great.

I still have half left so plan to make Five Spice Pork Tenderloin with Cabbage from my new favorite cookbook, Time for Dinner.