Month: March 2019

Lemon-Ginger Tea Quick Pickles

Ingredients: 3 “baby” cucumbers, sliced into 1/4 inch coins 2 1/4-inch thick lemon slices, halved 1/4 small red onion, sliced into thin half-moons 1 bay leaf 1/2 teaspoon yellow mustard seeds 1/4 teaspoon caraway seeds 2 bags Stash Tea Lemon Ginger Herbal Tea, divided use 1/4 cup kosher salt 1/2 […]

Sesame-Feta Chicken Salad

Ingredients: 2 cups cubed cooked chicken breast handful Italian parsley, chopped 1 “baby” cucumber, diced 1/2 small red onion, diced 3 oz crumbled feta (tomato basil flavored if possible) 1 tablespoon nonpareil capers 2 teaspoons tahini 3-4 tablespoons mayonnaise salt freshly ground black pepper zest of one lemon Directions: Place […]

Marshmallow Lovers Rice Krispie Treats

Ingredients: 6 cup crisped rice cereal (aka Rice Krispies) 1 cup plain or multicolored mini dehydrated vanilla marshmallows* 6 tablespoons butter 2 10-oz bags mini marshmallows 1 teaspoon vanilla Directions: Butter a 9×13 inch pan. Set aside. In a large bowl, toss together the cereal and dehydrated marshmallows. Set aside. […]

Dilled Roasted Vegetable Orzo Salad with Gorgonzola

Ingredients: 3/4 cup (dry) orzo 1 zucchini, cubed 1 Spanish black radish, cubed 6 oz crimini mushrooms, quartered 1/4 lb asparagus, cut into 1-inch pieces olive oil a sprinkle of jalapeno garlic seasoning (I use this but you can sub in ground jalapenos and granulated garlic) freshly ground black pepper […]

The Italian Club

Ingredients: 1 lb thinly sliced good quality  roasted turkey deli meat 1 lb thinly sliced lean capicola 1/3 lb imported smoked provolone iceberg lettuce, sliced 3/4 lb crisp bacon strips 1/4 lb jarred roasted red peppers, drained mayonnaise 12 pieces white toast Directions: Arrange 4 slices of toast on a platter […]

It’s Almost Spring Minestrone

Ingredients: 2-3 stalks celery (with leaves), sliced 2 cloves garlic, sliced 2-3 carrots, sliced into coins 1 medium purple-top turnip, cubed 2 zucchini, cubed 1 large Russet potato, cubed 1 cup diced green beans (about 1/3 lb) 15 oz can diced fire roasted tomatoes 15 oz can cannellini beans, drained […]

Hot Cocoa Cookies

Ingredients: 2 cups flour 3/4 cup instant hot chocolate (cocoa) mix (I used this) 1 cup (unsalted) butter, at room temperature 1 cup sugar 1 cup dark brown sugar 2 eggs, at room temperature 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 10 oz bittersweet or semisweet chocolate chips 3/4 […]