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Swedish Pancakes….kinda

November 7, 2011


This recipe is the one the kids always choose for their “birthday breakfast.”  I think they look more forward to this than birthday cake! This recipe comes from PapaChef’s family, and I don’t know that they are “swedish,” but they are similar to crepes and whatever they are called they are very delicious.  A little […]

Breakfast Pastina

September 13, 2011


I got this recipe from one of the cooking blogs I follow, Rachel & Maya.  All I have done is change the proportions so it was enough to feed my family.  This is an unusual recipe, but I am always looking for new breakfast ideas.  The pasta cost $1.67.  Not bad! 1 box pastina (tiny […]

Yellow Squash Frittata

September 13, 2011


I don’t know about you, but I currently have an over-abundance of these puppies: Anyone else in the same boat? If so, I have the recipe for you!  I was very excited to locate this recipe, but I had to tweak it a bit.  Here is the final version: one medium sweet or yellow onion, […]

Italian Breakfast Bake

September 7, 2011


This is an Italian inspired breakfast casserole.  I say inspired because most Italians have a roll and coffee for breakfast.  A frittata would be more authentic.  But here is a nice Italian-American concoction.  OK, maybe an Italian-Idaho concoction. This is so delicious!  It is wonderful for a brunch on Saturday or Sunday, as it is […]

Italian Polenta

September 7, 2011


What is Polenta?  It is rough ground cornmeal.  There are many ways to use polenta.  I can be cooked to a mashed potato like consistency and is a wonderful accompniment to any kind of Italian romato sauce.   I head on a cooking show once that is is common in Italian families to pour the […]

Apple Craziness!

September 1, 2011


It’s that time of year again.  The nights are crisper, the colors a bit brighter, and the kids are back in school. By October I am cooking stews, soups, and gingerbread.  Lots of gingerbread.  Fall simply demands it! Fall for us also means harvest time! Well, soon it will get into the low 30s and […]

Whole Wheat Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

August 30, 2011


I got this recipe from my dear friend Blondie, and since then, we make this several times a month.  The only thing that prevents us from making these is a lack of over-ripe bananas on hand.  Sometimes we eat through the whole bunch before they are ripe enough!  Blondie also gave me another great idea: […]

Orange Ricotta Pancakes

August 30, 2011


This recipe yields a truly delicious pancake that just melts in your mouth.  I buy these massive containers of Ricotta cheese at Sam’s Club, and never have a hard time using it up between Italian cooking, cookies, and pancakes.  The price is the same as a regular sized container from the grocery store, and it […]

Raspberry Coffee Cake

August 22, 2011


I mentioned I have been under a Raspberry attack, right?  I have picked 12-13 gallon from my patch this summer.  And I am still getting a quart or so every few days.  It has been a good year for raspberries!  I am always thinking of ways to use them up.  My neighbor and friend has […]

Christmas Morning and baked Sausages

August 15, 2011


This is our Christmas Morning Routine: Kids have to stay in their room until they hear the “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” played at full volume from the kitchen.  We’ll have none of that ridiculous wake up at dawn kinda stuff!  Yuck!  We usually get up between eight and nine.  Sometimes the […]