Category: Recipes

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Broccoli and Cauliflower Salad

During the summer months when the humidity starts creeping up and begins to be oppressive we struggle to find food that is cold to eat. There is that rumor out there that if you eat hot soup on an equally hot day that it will regulate your body temperature. This may very well be true but when you are in the midst of misery … Read More Broccoli and Cauliflower Salad

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Blueberry Lemon Bundt Cake

Bruce and I started a semi week off. I say semi because we never get a real week off without a client having some sort of an emergency. Such is life for a business owner. Plus I have projects in the midst of approvals. Definitely, slowing down this week and focusing on us and all the small moments. We started the week venturing through … Read More Blueberry Lemon Bundt Cake

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Zucchini Casserole

Summers, as a kid in the 1980s, were filled with long days in the pool with my cousins. If you listen close enough I think whispers of Marco can still be heard to this day floating over the pool with inevitable Polo replies hanging in the air. One classic game known to a select few would be bucking bronco. Perhaps not a well known … Read More Zucchini Casserole

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Avocado Scrambled Egg Breakfast Pizza

A few years back I received an OONI pizza oven for my birthday. I had never heard of one before but the minute that I saw it I was fascinated. “You mean I can make a pizza in 60 seconds in this little stainless steel pizza oven?” Truth be told I was skeptical at first but as I used it more I started to … Read More Avocado Scrambled Egg Breakfast Pizza

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Raspberry Sunrise

Saturday’s are back underway this summer! All of our friends are vaccinated and ready to roll. Yay! We’ve been meeting most Saturdays for cocktails for a few years now. The pandemic and winter didn’t stop us. I’ll share some of our Winter shenanigans later. We adapted through pandemic with smaller gatherings, single serve munchies and cocktails to reduce sharing and double dipping issues. Now … Read More Raspberry Sunrise

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Strawberry Lemon Bundt

Cinnamon rolls are normally on the menu for brunch here. This weekend was to be H-O-T and cinnamon just didn’t seem the way to go. I decided on a Strawberry Lemon Bundt Cake. Strawberries, in Western New York are unbelievably yummy… Just the right size, juicy and ohhhhh so sweet. This cake isn’t super sweet though. It errs more on the coffee cake spectrum … Read More Strawberry Lemon Bundt

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Semlor

Semlor are Swedish Cream Buns which normally are served on Fat Tuesday. A sweet enriched flour flavored with Cardamom Seeds and stuffed with an Almond Filling. This was a recipe my family never made nor have I ever tried before. I’ve always wanted to but felt a little intimated. Since watching the British Bake Off during pandemic, I feel like I could tackle this … Read More Semlor

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Heartfelt Brownies

The way to my family’s heart is chocolate and especially my grandfather’s heart. Saturday, I spent the morning baking away in the kitchen while Bruce tackled taxes in the office. I did use Bruce’s brownie recipe to create these sweet rich chocolate treats. I wish I was out in the greenhouse preparing seeds but it’s frigid and cold. I’m hoping for next week. He’s … Read More Heartfelt Brownies

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The Meatball

There is something holy about a meatball. It reflects the person who rolls that ball of love out. If I truly love you, I will make you Spaghetti and Meatballs. It’s the holy grail of all that is good in the food universe. I’m not saying my family recipe is the best meatball recipe in the world but to my family it is the … Read More The Meatball

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Monster Cookie

Everyone’s favorite cookie – The Monster Cookie. A meal in itself. Last time I made them I had about 42 cookies. You may need two hands to eat them. Monster Cookie Recipe Ingredients 32 oz Peanut Butter 1 cup Butter, room temperature 3 cups Brown Sugar 1 cup Sugar 6 Eggs 2 tsp Vanilla 9 cups Old Fashioned Oats  4 tsp Baking Soda 2 cup Chocolate Chips 2 cups M&M’s Instructions … Read More Monster Cookie

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Red Wine Prime Rib

One of Bruce’s thankful clients gave us a great deal on a Prime Rib. Look at this enormous slab of Prime Rib. We stowed away the prime rib in the freezer long enough waiting for the “right” time to share it with the world. We brought it out for Saturday cocktail hour. A big holiday wasn’t in the cards for this beauty but the … Read More Red Wine Prime Rib

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Salmon with Creamy Crème Fraîche Dill Sauce

One of the things that I had wanted when we first moved to the farm was a smoker. I still have dreams of a large wood fired smoker so I can do all sorts of things like a huge pork belly for bacon and large racks of ribs smoked to perfection but until I get the time to build one I bought a Masterbuilt Electric … Read More Salmon with Creamy Crème Fraîche Dill Sauce