Cucumber Tomato Salad


1. Peel and chop up a cucumber. 2. Dice a tomato 3. Season with salt and pepper (and lime if you have) 4. Add some greek cheese 5. Mix it all around and enjoy! Check out what other moms are cooking for Tasty Tuesdays!

March 9, 2010

Peanut Butter


I used to hate peanut butter so much I told people I was allergic to it. I think I actually believed myself! But when I tried some freshly ground peanut butter at our local natural food store, my allergy suddenly was gone! My brother and his wife told me they make their own peanut butter […]

March 2, 2010

Cottage Cheese-Filled Pancakes with Vanilla-Sugared Sauce


In the discussion following the Simply Perfect Pancake post, some of us declared our love for cottage cheese with pancakes. So here’s another wonderful recipe I adapted from one in the King Arthur Flour Baker’s Companion. Their recipe uses ricotta cheese, nutmeg, and some lemon zest. I used cottage cheese and cinnamon because out of […]

February 23, 2010

Oatmeal, Chocolate Chip, and Pecan Cookies


My brother’s wife filled our tummies with these delicious Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Pecan Cookies at Christmas. I’d been dreaming about them ever since and finally decided to make them! I also wanted to share a tip from my King Arthur Flour Baker’s Companion on how to keep cookies soft. “To keep chew cookies soft, cover the […]

February 16, 2010

Herby Focaccia


¾ cups water 2 tbs coconut oil or butter 1 1/2 cups bread flour 1/2 cups white whole wheat flour 1 tbs sugar 1 tsp salt 1/2-1 tsp basil, oregano, parsley or other herbs of choice 1 ½ tsp bread machine/quick active dry yeast 3 tbs oil or butter Coarse salt, if desired Measure carefully, placing all ingredients except […]

February 8, 2010