Cornmeal Buttermilk Waffles

I used a recipe in the old Better Homes and Gardens cookbook as the basis for this recipe. You don’t have to use the cornmeal if you just want plain waffles. Or you can substitute another kind of flour–barley, whole wheat, etc. The beaten egg whites give these a very light and fluffy texture. The […]

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New York Cheesecake

This recipe comes from the Cooks’ Illustrated cookbook, American Classics. There are no pictures because of its popularity. It was eaten and enjoyed quickly. (Not just by me and Fred. I made this for a baby shower and we divided up the remaining pieces.) I recommend making it a few days ahead of time because […]

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Easy Peanut Noodles

Easy Peanut Noodles Ingredients:1 9.5 oz. pkg. Japanese-style noodles, or 1/2 lb. spaghetti (for gluten-free use rice noodles)1/2 cup creamy peanut butter3-4 Tbsp. gluten-free soy sauce3-4 Tbsp. brown sugar1 tsp. fresh ginger1/4 tsp. garlic powder, or 1 clove minced garlic1/4-1/2 tsp. sambal oelek (red chile paste–use sparingly because it’s SPICY)1/4 cup roasted peanuts, chopped finely1 […]

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Corn Chip Soup

I have seen several recipes for this soup, all with different names and slightly different ingredients. It’s one of those soups that you can really be creative with and add or subtract ingredients to fit your taste. Corn Chip Soup Ingredients:1 12 oz. jar salsa verde (made with tomatillos, green chiles, and cilantro)1-2 tsp. ground […]

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Pecan Cherry Bars

Pecan Cherry Bars adapted from Everyday Food Ingredients: 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, at room temperature 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon 1/2 tsp. salt 1/4 tsp. baking powder 1/2 cup packed light-brown sugar 1/4 cup white sugar 1 large egg yolk 3/4 cup chopped pecans 1/2 cup sour cherry jam (from Germany […]

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Marinated London Broil with Asian Spinach Salad

Marinated London Broil with Asian Spinach Saladoriginal recipe Ingredients: For London broil: 2 lb. London Broil (with as much marbling as you can find)1/2 cup gluten-free tamari2 Tbsp. lime juice4 garlic cloves, (smashed–I lay my chef’s knife flat and whack it hard)1 tsp. fresh ginger, finely minced (or out of a jar, that’s what I […]

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Buttermilk Caramel Sauce

My mom’s friend, Carolyn, gave her this recipe for Buttermilk Caramel Syrup. It is hands-down the best syrup I have ever tasted in my life! Everyone who tastes it becomes instantly enamored with it. I don’t know if it’s the tang of the buttermilk that does it, or if it’s the combination of everything together, […]

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Hot Fudge Sauce

This hot fudge sauce recipe is based on one my grandmother makes for family gatherings. Instead of cocoa powder, I like to use a combination of bittersweet and semi-sweet chocolate. The evaporated milk gives it a slight caramel flavor that goes really well with the chocolate. It’s a classic hot fudge sauce that belongs on […]

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