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Crustless Mini Quiche

Posted on 04. Feb, 2014 by in Comfort Food

Crustless Mini Quiche

For those of us off gluten this recipe is a wonderful way to enjoy a quick quiche. 1 bunch of greens – spinach or chard – washed and rough chopped 1 large shallot minced 1 clove of garlic pressed 6 bacon strips cut in half 10-12 eggs beaten with 1/4 cup water, salt and pepper […]

Wild Boar Posole

Posted on 02. Nov, 2013 by in Family Dinners

Wild Boar Posole

  The overnight fusion of flavors makes this dish worth the wait. Typically I put the Posole together on a Friday night and serve the next night. I like to take out a portion before adding the meat for the vegetarians in my life. If Wild Boar is not in your world then go with […]

Granny’s Pecan Pie

Posted on 17. Dec, 2012 by in Comfort Food

How wonderful it is to have my 14 year old daughter perfecting and modernizing her great-grandmother’s orginal southern pecan pie recipe. The original recipe calls for dark Karo syrup but I have substituted brown rice syrup because I haven’t found a non GMO corn alternative. I like to use Whole Foods traditional frozen pie shells. […]

Lemon Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Bacon

Posted on 03. Dec, 2012 by in Comfort Food

Lemon Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Bacon

We had the most wonderful Thanksgiving shared with 8 community families. One of the best recipes of the day was made by my friend and fellow home chef extraordinare, Jessie. ┬áThese brussels are roasted with chunks of bacon to enhance their deep rich flavor. Combined with bits of lemon -rind and all- which brightens and […]

Roasted Feta Peppers

Posted on 24. Nov, 2012 by in Comfort Food

Roasted Feta Peppers

Simple, mildly spicy and easy to put together as an appetizer. 1 dozen fresh mini red peppers (not bell peppers) israeli sheep milk feta (trader joes is my favorite) 1/2 cup fresh oregano and parsely chopped 1 T lemon juice pepper Mix 1/3 – 1/2 block of feta in a bowl using a fork to […]

Collard Green Mini Wraps

Posted on 20. Oct, 2012 by in Comfort Food

Collard Green Mini Wraps

I love having these bite size ready wraps in the frig whenever I need a snack. First take the collard leaf and cut the large spine out while the leaf is laying flat. The spine extends about 2/3 of the way up the leaf. Place the leaf in pot with boiling water and a steamer […]

Bread Salad

Posted on 15. Sep, 2012 by in Comfort Food

Bread Salad

The flavor level is HIGH on this one and I felt like one successful mama when my teenager devoured it for dinner. I made it two nights later and added inch wide pieces of cooked smoked bacon which made my mom ratings go thru the roof. 1 large shallot 3 T red wine vinegar 1/2 […]

Goat Cheese Stuffed Artichoke

Posted on 15. Sep, 2012 by in Comfort Food

I posted a picture of a goat cheese stuffed artichoke on instagram and one of my favorite foodie friends Cass (age 12) said she wanted one for her birthday dinner! I am posting this one for you Cass! 2 large artichoke 8 0z goat cheese 2 garlic cloves pressed 1 T fresh squeezed lemon juice […]

Chili Relleno Rice

Posted on 07. Sep, 2012 by in Comfort Food

Chili Relleno Rice

The lunch fairy delivered to Dr. Paul, the principal at Marisposa School for Global Education. He said this was the dish that got his attention. Gotta keep that fairy flying. 2 c cooked rice 2 c sour cream 1 box Pacifica condensed chicken soup (Whole Foods) 2 small cans diced mild green chilies drained 2 […]

Spicy Vodka Sauce

Posted on 07. Sep, 2012 by in Comfort Food

Spicy Vodka Sauce

I made this for my friend Kelly’s 50th birthday bash. We had the best time dancing in her beautiful backyard to a great mix of oldies. 2T butter 1/2 t red pepper flakes 1 t pressed garlic 1/2 c vodka 1 28oz can fire roasted crushed tomatos 1/2 c heavy cream 2/3 c parmesan cheese […]