Pasta Grape Salad

Pasta Gra[e Salad Need a quick salad to take to a gathering or family event? Try this very simple yet good tasting pasta salad. Use any of your favorite kinds of pasta and dressing. Ingredients 1 pound seedless grapes 1 cup celery, sliced 1 box pasta shells or equivelant of your favorite pasta, try quinoa…

Fresh Strawberry Jam with a Natural Fruit Pectin

Fresh Strawberry Jam with a Natural Fruit Pectin Strawberry season is the best and here in Minnesota you have to pick them when they are in season,  usually 2-4 weeks, depending on the weather. This year it has been quite interesting when I talked to the owners of Hillside Farm in Dassel which is where…

Rhubarb Strawberry Custard Pie

Rhubarb is wonderful this year and if you add strawberries you have a match made for a delectable dessert! There are many different versions of this pie, I like this one as the cream adds a nice richness. Store in the fridge so it stays nice and cool! Rhubarb Strawberry Custard Pie Ingredients: 1 nine-ich…

Ramp Hummus

Ramp Hummus This is the time to look for ramps or purchase from your favorite health food store or market. They only last a little while so buy them while you can. Ramps are also call wild garlic, they have the garlic taste and are fairly strong. Use in any dish that calls for garlic,…

How to Make Mascarpone Cheese..It is so simple!

Homemade Mascarpone Cheese   If you have 10 minutes you can make mascarpone cheese and save a ton of money plus it tastes so much better than storebought. Ingredients Makes about 2 cups 2 cups heavy cream 1 tablespoon lemon juice In a saucepan, slowly bring the heavy cream to a low simmer, get the…

Cheesy Cauliflower

Cheesy Cauliflower Any vegetable tastes better with cheese. This is a really goo way to prepare cauliflower in a casserole. A great side dish for any meal. Ingredients 1 large head of cauliflower cut into florets 2 tablespooons flour 1 cup whole milk 1 egg, beaten 1 teaspoon of quality salt 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground…

Make the Best Omlette Ever!

Make the Best Omlette Ever! Omlettes are not hard to make and can easily be done quickly. If you follow these tips you will have success. 3 large eggs, at room temperature Pinch of kosher or Himilayan salt 1 teaspoon unsalted butter salt and pepper Fillings of choice (cheese, ham, diced peppers, mushrooms, pepperoni, chopped…

Chicken Noodle Soup

 Chicken Noodle Soup When you have a chance to have fresh chicken you need to make this chicken noodle soup. I used a freshly butchered chicken and this made the best tasting broth ever! It takes only a few ingredients. It is also the perfect thing to soothe a cold, fever, sore throat or other…

Peanut Butter Roll

Peanut Butter Roll Cake rolls are really fairly easy to make. Use a jelly roll pan and parchment paper. Spray it well and make sure you roll the cake when it is slightly warm. Cake rolls are festive and look elegant, even though they go fast! INGREDIENTS: 3 large eggs 3/4 cup granulated sugar 2…

Mushroom and Rice in One Pot!

Making a dish in one pot is one of the easiest meals to make on a weeknight or whenever you need something fast. The white truffle oil give this a rich taste. Mushroom Rice 1- 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 red onion, diced 1 pound mushrooms – any varieties, thinly sliced…

Broccoli Salad with Apples

Broccoli Salad with Apples Who doesn’t love fresh fall apples? With the rest of the broccoli from the garden  here is a tried and true recipe that has been a hit where ever you serve this. Use your favorite apple, I like Honeycrisp in this recipe as they have the juciness and crunch I love…