Category: recipes

+ Semlor

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

+ Heartfelt Brownie

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

+ The meatball

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

+ Smoked Salmon

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

+ Scandinavian Almond Cake

Scandinavian Almond Cake

For me, nothing says Christmas like a little taste of Scandinavian Almond Cake. In Jamestown, New York we have a large Swedish population that celebrates Swedish Heritage. There is so much Swedish in our little city that we have a Swedish consulate, the King of Sweden has visited and everywhere you turn you can see Scandinavian influences and culture. Ancestry.com confirms it in my … Read More Scandinavian Almond Cake

+ Carrot Cupcakes

Brown Sugar Molasses Carrot Cupcakes

For Bruce’s 44th birthday, I made him Brown Sugar Molasses Cupcakes. (I hate spelling molasses.) He always asks for carrot cake but then changes his mind. This year he got his carrot cakes. I did mini cupcakes and bigger cupcakes. For us we’re watching our calories so the mini cupcakes are just right to fit into our budget for the day. Cupcakes are the social distancing … Read More Brown Sugar Molasses Carrot Cupcakes

+ Swedish Potato Salad

Swedish Midsommar Potato Salad Recipe

Since there is some Swedish in our ancestral lines Bruce and I like to make some traditional Swedish dishes throughout the year. This version of the traditional Swedish potato salad is served during Midsommar festivities and uses Nasturtium leaves and flowers as its focal flavors. Nasturtium is just starting to flower during mid June in our gardens and it made sense to finally try … Read More Swedish Midsommar Potato Salad Recipe

+ Gumbo

Gumbo

Louisiana Style Stew bursting with Cajun Flavor Ingredients 10 oz Frozen Cut Okra (*Fresh Okra if you’re lucky) 4 tbsp Salted Butter (which is half a stick) 1 Yellow Onion (Large and Finely Diced) 1 Green Bell Peppers (Finely Diced) 6 Stalks Celery (finely diced with leafy tops) 1 bunch Scallions (Sliced) 1 lb Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast (Cut into Small Chunks) 1 lb … Read More Gumbo

+ Orange Scones

Orange Scones

Orange Scone Recipe Scone Ingredients 2 cups Flour 1 tsp Baking Soda 2 Tsp Cream of Tartar 1/2 cup Sugar or Stevia 2/3 cup Milk 1/2 cup Butter Icing Ingredients 1 cup Confectionery Sugar 1 tbsp Orange Juice 1 tsp Orange Extract 1 Orange’s Zest Directions Preheat Oven to 350 Prepare Baking Sheets with Parchment Paper Add Scone Ingredients into your mixer and mix … Read More Orange Scones

+ Swiss Romanesco Quiche

Swiss Romanesco Quiche

Quiches brighten up any morning INGREDIENTS 1 prepared pie shell Six eggs 1 cup Swiss cheese shredded 1 cup cream 1 tbsp butter 1 cup Romanesco chopped ¼ cup chopped onion Borsari Savory Seasoning Parmesan Cheese DIRECTIONS Preheat oven to 350 Chop onion and Romanesco. Sauté with butter until onions are tender. Prepare 8-9” pie plate with shell Beat six eggs and cream. Add … Read More Swiss Romanesco Quiche