Thursday, October 28, 2010


This salad is a classic mix.  It is the perfect accompaniment to a fall soup, sandwich, or potluck.  It is a delicious blend of simple flavor that never disappoints. It is the perfect blend of fall flavors in a satisfying and savory, yet light meal. When I looked up a recipe online I discovered a new website treasure... Inn Cuisine: best recipes from bed & breakfasts, country & urban inns
Lettuce greens (1 bag or 2 heads) any mix of romaine, red leaf, and green leaf
3-4 pears, peeled and cut into slices (d'anjou, comice, or french butter)
5oz gorgonzola cheese crumbles
1/2 c walnut pieces (browned over med heat until lightly brown)
handful of dried cranberries

Layer all ingredients to make the salad. Top with this honey mustard vinaigrette when serving...

For the vinaigrette:
3T red wine vinegar
2T honey
1T dijon mustard
1/2 c ev olive oil
1t sugar
salt and pepper

Wednesday, October 20, 2010


1c oil
1 2/3 c. sugar
15oz canned pumpkin
4 eggs
2c. flour
2t baking powder
1/2t salt
1t baking soda
2t cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350* With a mixer, combine wet ingredients. Mix in dry ingredients. Bake in a greased and floured jelly roll pan or cookie sheet for 25 min. Cool.

6T butter
3oz cream cheese
1T milk
1 3/4c. powdered sugar

Beat with a mixer and spread over cooled bars. Slice into squares and serve.

Monday, October 18, 2010


4 tilapia filets
1 c almonds
¼ c plain or panko breadcrumbs
2T brown sugar
1t Old Bay
Salt & pepper
1 egg w/ 1T water
¼ c flour

Preheat oven to 425*  In a food processor (or with a mallet) combine almonds, breadcrumbs, brown sugar, and seasonings. Coat tilapia in flour, then dip in egg, and finally in almond crumb mixture. Lay in a baking dish and bake 15-20 min.

To make the couscous:

1c couscous
1 ¼ c water
Grated carrots
1t ginger
Dried cranberries
1T lemon juice
1T olive oil

Boil water. Stir in all other ingredients. Cover and let set 7min.