Recipes

Asparagus-Mushroom Risotto

Asparagus-Mushroom Risotto

This low-cal version of classic risotto is adapted from the one on SkinnyTaste.com. It’s a simple recipe but it requires your undivided attention. The asparagus-mushroom risotto must be stirred gently, and almost constantly, for almost 30 minutes. Asparagus-Mushroom Risotto Recipe Ingredients 2.5 cups homemade vegetable […]

Baked Kale Chips

Baked Kale Chips

Simple Baked Kale Chips You will be hard-pressed to find a healthier or lower calorie snack than baked kale chips. They’re easy to make, and the kale can go from garden to your snack table in under an hour. These chips are crispy and salty, […]

Dutch Baby (German Pancake)

Dutch Baby (German Pancake)

Dutch Baby Recipe This recipe is so easy to make. Simpler, even, than making fried eggs or an omelet. Place the ingredients in the blender and pour into the pan with melted butter and cook. That’s about it. Adapted from the recipe on NewYorkTimes.com. Ingredients […]

Grapefruit Tart with Homemade Mascarpone

Grapefruit Tart with Homemade Mascarpone

Grapefruit Tart Recipe This grapefruit tart recipe was adapted from the one on Epicurious.com. It is fresh and light, and the presentation is stunning. Ingredients Sweet pastry dough For filling 4-5 grapefruit 3 Tbl grapefruit juice, squeezed from membranes 8 oz homemade mascarpone cheese at […]

Sweet Pastry Dough

Sweet Pastry Dough

Sweet Pastry Dough Recipe This Sweet Pastry Dough recipe was adapted from the one on Epicurious.com. It takes about an hour and a half to complete, start to finish. It is very versatile, lightly sweet, and It makes enough for one 9″-10″ tart. Ingredients 1 […]

Chocolate Biscotti

Chocolate Biscotti

This chocolate biscotti recipe was adapted from the one on David Rubel‘s website. They’re super chocolatey and just the right mix of crunchy and chewy. They’re relatively easy to make and quick, too. From start to finish – just over an hour. Ingredients 2 eggs at room […]

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies – Thick and Chewy

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies – Thick and Chewy

Thick and Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies with Chopped Walnuts Check any Favorite Cookies List and Oatmeal Raisin Cookies always rank in the top ten. This recipe is based on one we found on Smitten Kitchen. We love it for so many reasons. The flavor isn’t too […]

Oven-Roasted Beets

Oven-Roasted Beets

These oven-roasted beets are low calorie, delicious, and simple to prepare. Oven-Roasted Beets Recipe Ingredients 3 medium beets 1 Tbl olive oil Method Preheat oven to 375° F. Wash, scrub, rinse, and dry beets. Coat lightly with oil. Wrap beets in aluminum foil. Place on […]

Baked Sweet Potato Chips

Baked Sweet Potato Chips

These baked sweet potato chips are as good, if not better, than anything you can buy. They’re simple to prepare but take a lot of time to cook – two hours. But don’t skimp. They need every minute to develop their flavor and super crispness. […]

Salted Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Salted Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

For Adults: Salted Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies There’s one cookie that most everyone loves, and that’s the chocolate chip cookie. This version is especially for adults. It’s crunchy rather than soft, uses bittersweet chocolate, sea salt and toasted walnuts. Adapted from David Leibovitz’s Salted Butter Chocolate […]

Homemade Ginger Cookie Recipe

Homemade Ginger Cookie Recipe

Ginger Cookies These ginger cookies are unlike any other ginger cookie you’ve ever had. They’re soft and crispy, oh so buttery, with a soothing vanilla and ginger finish. When possible, serve them still warm from the oven (after cooling 10-15 minutes). This recipe was adapted from the recipe […]

Pear and Peach Crumbles Recipe for Two

Pear and Peach Crumbles Recipe for Two

Fresh Pear and Peach Crumbles Sometimes pears and peaches aren’t great. When that happens, I like to use the fruit as an ingredient in a baked dish. This recipe is so quick and easy to prepare, you can make as few or as many as you need. […]

Hot Red Cherry Peppers, Roasted with Balsamic Vinegar

Hot Red Cherry Peppers, Roasted with Balsamic Vinegar

Roasted Hot Red Cherry Peppers with Balsamic Vinegar Super on sandwiches or as part of your cheese platter, these roasted red cherry peppers go amazing with cheddar cheese in particular. For nice presentation when bringing to a party or giving as a gift, pack loose […]

Oven-Roasted Tofu

Oven-Roasted Tofu

Oven-Roasted Tofu for Tofu, Lettuce and Tomato Sandwiches This oven-roasted tofu recipe is adapted from the TLT (Tofu, Lettuce and Tomato Sandwich) on EatingWell‘s website. Ingredients 14 oz extra-firm tofu, drained and rinsed 1 tsp chipotle peppers with adobo sauce. (Blend the entire contents of the […]

Seared Tuna Salad with Asian Vinaigrette

Seared Tuna Salad with Asian Vinaigrette

Adapted from the Seared Tuna Salad with Asian Vinaigrette recipe on the Food Network website. Seared Tuna Salad with Asian Vinaigrette Ingredients 2 Tbl rice wine vinegar 1/2 Tbl soy sauce 1/2 Tbl freshly-squeezed lime juice 1/2 tsp grated ginger 1/2 tsp Dijon mustard 1 […]

Tomato Pie

Tomato Pie

I first had the Tomato Pie at the Chaiwalla Tea House in Salisbury, Connecticut in 1990. Since that day I have tried dozens of Tomato Pie recipes, but none came close – until I found this one. My sister once said, “This is the most delicious […]

Lemon Bundt Pound Cake

Lemon Bundt Pound Cake

If you love lemon pound cake, then this recipe is for you. Lots of butter, fresh squeezed-lemon juice and lemon zest, and buttermilk give it an unforgettable taste and texture that can’t be beat. I use the Original Bundt Pan, made of heavy duty aluminum. […]

Lemon Curd Tart with Shortbread Crust

Lemon Curd Tart with Shortbread Crust

This crust is amazing. You’ll see that this is the second lemon tart recipe featured on this website. This one features an amazing shortbread crust, rather than the traditional french tart crust. This recipe is adapted from the Ina Garten Lemon Curd Tart recipe on the FoodNetwork […]



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