Don’t forget options to dress …

Don’t forget options to dress up unoriginal scrambled eggs. Try these add-ons: sautéed onions; rosemary; thyme; garlic; cheese; bacon.

Need a coconut macaroon recipe?

If you need a recipe to toss in the freezer, this one couldn’t be easier! It is taken (and modified) from King Arthur Flour Cookie Companion** (great book!!)

Two-Bit Wonders

  • 5 ounces (1/2 cup) organic sweetened condensed milk (I like Santini, from Trader Joe’s)
  • 6 to 8 ounces (2 cups) unsweetened coconut
  • I suggest a pinch of salt and a splash of vanilla or almond extract
  1. Preheat (properly) oven to 350º. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Mix batter until moist and well-mixed. Drop by evenly-sized spoonfuls onto baking sheet.
  3. Bake 13-15 minutes, rotating pans halfway.
  4. Cool on cookie-sheets.

Theses store for a day or two in an air-tight tin. Otherwise, the batter does freeze great

**Get the book to check out LOADS of other flavor ideas. It’s jam-packed!!!

If you have leftover coconut m…

If you have leftover coconut macaroon mix, toss the leftovers in the freezer (air-tight bag). I’m using up some pineapple-coconut batter now

Forget Reese’s!

Oh, wow! I just made a recipe from King Arthur Flour for no-bake peanut butter squares! Amazing! Of course, I made my own changes:

Updated Recipe:

  1. Melt chocolate in glass container in microwave, or in small saucepan on stove over low heat—stir continuously. Remove from heat (or microwave) when only partially melted and stir well until melted completely.
  2. Process graham crackers in food processor until fine crumbs. Add salt, butter and sugar. Pulse until well mixed. Add peanut butter and pulse until well-mixed.
  3. Spread peanut butter mixture into greased 9 x 13 cake pan; Spread melted chocolate on-top, evenly.

Happy surprises: The crumbs melt into the product, so there is no graham-crunch. Perfect!

Hands-on time: ten minutes

They’re not local nor organic,…

They’re not local nor organic, but these Coleman Natural hot dogs are really good! Of course, veggie-fed and no hormones http://bit.ly/oqPa1

For the ultimate lazy Saturday…

For the ultimate lazy Saturdays, this is the absolute best pancake mix on the block: http://tinyurl.com/nvejnb Add organic maple…divine!

Ahh, I found a lovely marinade…

Ahh, I found a lovely marinade. Turned out fantastic! Mix of soy, worcestershire, pinch of b-sugar and pepper. Add balsamic after grill.

Tired of the flavor of meat. I…

Tired of the flavor of meat. I need a restaurant-style marinade recipe. Suggestions?

Baked From Scratch