A German Apple Pancake – Morning Rituals and Victuals

cathynd95:

Who doesn’t like Apple pancakes? Not me! These are on my list to make soon!

Originally posted on CutterLight:

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An inspiring breakfast: topped with a dollop of sour cream, this apple-filled pancake is like a mile-high crepe, as delicious as it is beautiful .

Morning rituals. Jack and I start every day with a hearty breakfast. This important meal is usually accompanied with a big mug of coffee or tea and a selection of a few poems, which, lucky for me, are read to me by my favorite reader.  A day that starts with healthy fuel for the body and sustenance for the mind is likely to be positive and fruitful (wink).

Our breakfast menus traditionally include items like nourishing hot cereals, egg dishes, or something freshly baked. This morning’s menu came straight from the only baking recipe book I have with me here in Mongolia, The Williams-Sonoma Baking Book. If you are only going to have one recipe book, I highly recommend this one. It includes many foundational recipes for breads and desserts…

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Black Eyed Pea Salsa

cathynd95:

Yum! Wish I had found this in time to make for new years! Oh well, I have plenty more dried black eyed peas in the pantry. This will be made soon!

Originally posted on Main St. Cuisine:

black eyed pea salsaIt seems only fitting to start off the year with a recipe that includes black-eyed peas, don’t you think? In past years I’ve made Hoppin’ John and they’ve showed up in other dishes too.

One thing I definitely like about this dish is it’s a pretty healthy way to kick off a new year.  Considering everything we baked and ate these last few weeks, enjoying a snack laden with all types of vegetables was really lovely.  Speaking of all things sugary, I can safely say we left no piece of fudge or sugar cookie untouched.  Thankfully, I live with hungry boys who can eat their weight in Christmas sweets.

black eyed pea salsa ingredientsI decided to cook frozen black-eyed peas, which is rather simple and is a no-soak method.  You simply place them into a pot (check for any stones), cover with water and bring them to a boil.  Reduce the heat, cover…

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Goldfish Gives: Card Designs & Online Orders

I know this isn’t about food, but I just have to spread the word to help my friend’s small daughter raise money to give low income/under privileged  children a merry Christmas.

Please take a look at her blog, purchase if you wish, and please RE-BLOG; RE-POST and/or tweet and share on your facebook page.  I would LOVE to see this go viral!

All the best – Cathy

 

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Meatballs, Italian Style

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Meatballs! they go well with spaghetti!

Originally posted on Where Flours Bloom:

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Meatballs, Italian style, and they taste fabulous! Authentic Italian recipe from Christina Cucina, a true Italian. These are the best meatballs, tender and moist. My new go to recipe! Must try Tomato Pasta Sauce

sauce

  • 1/2 lb lean ground beef, organic
  • 1/2 lb ground pork
  • 1/2 lb ground chicken or turkey, organic
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 or 2 tbsp milk (if too dry add 2 tbsp vs. 1)
  • 1/2 cup (3 oz) breadcrumbs
  • 2 tbsp grated Parmigiano cheese
  • 2 tsp Kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 tbsp freshly chopped Italian parsley
  • 2 cloves, finely minced garlic
  • olive oil for frying the meatballs

Mix all of the ingredients together in a bowl, until evenly combined.

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Shape into meatballs (whatever size you prefer) and place in a hot frying pan with olive oil.

Cook until browned all over. If you are using them in sauce, they will continue to cook, so there…

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Authentic (Quick) Italian Tomato Sauce for Pasta

cathynd95:

time for some fall cooking! this looks yummy!

Originally posted on Where Flours Bloom:

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Authentic Italian tomato sauce for pasta, and best of all it’s quick. This sauce doesn’t have to simmer for hours to taste GREAT. Quick, easy and the best tomato sauce. you will want to make this time, and time again. Another great authentic Italian recipe from Christina Cucina. Meatballs Recipe

sauce

  • 4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil (like De Cecco or Lucini)
  • 4 or 5 cloves fresh garlic (not in a jar, dried, powdered, or frozen) preferably grown in USA
  • small bunch of fresh Italian parsley, finely chopped
  • 1 (28-32 oz) carton/jar of chopped tomatoes or puree (like Pomi or Bionaturae) ultimately, fresh Roma tomatoes are best if you have them
  • about 1 1/2 level tsp Kosher salt
  • 3 or 4 large leaves of fresh basil

To enjoy with pasta as soon as the sauce is ready, put a large pot of salted water on the cooktop over high heat and…

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Scalloped Potatoes

cathynd95:

I know it is the hot dog days of summer here – but my mind is focused on the cooler fall weather with this great recipe on the must make list.

Originally posted on Where Flours Bloom:

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Here’s a great scalloped potato recipe that’s so easy and absolutely delicious. These potatoes are oh so delicioso and cheesy! A great side dish!

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups thinly sliced potatoes
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 dash cayenne pepper
  • 1 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated cheese, to sprinkle on top
  • paprika

Directions:

  1. In a small sauce pan, melt butter and blend in flour.
  2. Let sit for a minute.
  3. Add all of cold milk, stirring with a whisk.
  4. Season with salt and cayenne.
  5. Cook sauce on low until smooth and boiling, stirring occasionally with a whisk.
  6. Reduce heat and stir in cheese.
  7. Place a half of the sliced potatoes in a lightly greased one quart casserole dish.
  8. Pour half of cheese sauce over potatoes.
  9. Repeat with second layer of potatoes and cheese sauce.
  10. Sprinkle the remaining cheese on top.
  11. Top…

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Homemade Peach Pie

cathynd95:

Saving this one for next season, because my home grown peaches are all gone. I suppose I could buy peaches from the store… but it just isn’t the same.

Originally posted on Where Flours Bloom:

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You’re going to love the smell of this fresh homemade peach pie baking in the oven. No can stuff here, just fresh all the way. I love the look of a lattice pie crust!

1 recipe double-pie crust dough

2 1/2 pounds ripe peaches (6-7 medium), peeled, pitted, and sliced 1/2 inch thick

1 cup, plus 1 TBSP sugar
1 TBSP cornstarch
1 TBSP juice from one lemon
pinch ground cinnamon
pinch ground nutmeg
pinch table salt
1 large egg white, lightly beaten
Roll one disk of dough into a 12-inch circle on a lightly floured work surface, then fit it into a 9-inch pie plate, letting the excess dough hang over the edge; cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate 30 minutes to an hour.
Roll the other disk of dough into a 13 1/2 by 10 1/2-inch rectangle, then transfer to a parchment-lined baking sheet. Trim the dough to…

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Banana Bread

Originally posted on Where Flours Bloom:

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Super simple recipe for homemade Banana Bread that uses basic pantry ingredients and is so moist it melts in your mouth! Super moist, perfectly sweetened, and easy banana bread. I like to add a chopped cup of pecans, or walnuts.

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2 cupall-purpose flour

1 teaspoonbaking soda

14 teaspoonsalt

12 cupbutter,

34 cupbrown sugar

2egg, beaten

2 13 cupoverripe bananas, mashed

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a 9 x 5 inch loaf pan.

In a large bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt. In a separate bowl, cream together butter and brown sugar. Stir in eggs and mashed bananas until well blended. Stir banana mixture into flour mixture just enough to moisten. Pour batter into prepared loaf pan.

Bake in preheated oven for 60 to 65 minutes, until a…

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Firecracker Chicken

cathynd95:

YUM Need I say more?

Originally posted on Where Flours Bloom:

firecracker chicken

A wonderful combination of sweet and spicy flavors that tastes a million times better than take-out! This recipe has a perfect balance of sweet and spicy with a hint of the buffalo sauce. It’s called Firecracker Chicken, but my husband renamed it…[ DYNAMITE Chicken] it’s that good! He’s not a chicken fan, but loved this, and it’s my daughter’s new favorite. It’s always a good feeling to please your loved ones.

It’s so easy to make, and the taste is amazing. I saw the recipe on Pinterest many times, and finally made it. I’m glad I did, because this will be on the menu often.

Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch chunks
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
For the sauce
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup buffalo sauce, or…

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