This year I asked Josh what he’d like for his birthday dinner. He said he didn’t care as long as I made Sweet Red Pepper soup.
Several years ago the kids and I started doing a Christmas Eve dinner with various friends who for whatever reason either had nothing better to do or didn’t want to see their own families, or couldn’t or whatever. Long story short, Christmas Eve generally ends up with us and close friends drinking wine and playing Win, Lose or Draw and Cards Against Humanity (a newer tradition…) after having a lovely meal. Continue reading →
One of the things I’m doing with my baking is remaking recipes (sometimes, not all) to be vegetarian or vegan and many of the desserts I’ve modified to be low sugar.
I have a vegetarian niece, a vegan sister, a lactose intolerant daughter and a boyfriend with diabetes. So, in some recipes I’ve offered modifications. THIS is the delicious result of modifications… and I must get them out of my house as soon as possible or I will eat them ALL. Continue reading →
So I have been trying to adjust various recipes to suit various tastes, medical conditions, food preferences etc. for family et al.
Marc Thomas was diagnosed as diabetic last year and so I’ve tried to do some low or non sugar stuff. My sister is a vegan and my niece a vegetarian so I take that into consideration at times. And my daughter is lactose intolerant (which means she TRIES not to eat it as it’s not great for her but still sometimes does….) ANYWAY, I’ve been making these cookies for years and they are scrumptious. Needless to say, the full fat omnivore version is the tastiest (IN MY OPINION) however, they are very good with substitutions… Continue reading →
I have not made these cookies in YEARS… I used to make them when Katy was young. Don’t even remember where I got the recipe. Out of the paper, I think, but then changed it to suit our tastes.
I remember putting it aside as it originally had butterscotch chips in it and my husband at the time (that makes it sound like I’ve had a bunch, doesn’t it? All Liz Taylor like and stuff. Hmm I doubt she baked much…) ANYWAY, he loves butterscotch. Can’t remember if he liked these cookies though… Continue reading →
I know you’re thinking that this can’t possibly be delicious, but it is… I’ve included this as part of my “posting things chocolate for Valentine’s Day”. This cake works for vegans and non-vegans alike…
Here’s what happens in my family for birthday celebrations, etc..
I have two younger sisters and we’re all good cooks. So when we have a family dinner, we split the duties – my sisters, my mom and myself all contribute toward the meal (except Mother’s Day where we don’t have to do stuff… or at least not as much…). Continue reading →
About 15 years ago (maybe less, like I can remember that far back…) my Aunt Laura came to visit and brought a binder for each of us – me, each of my sisters, and my mother and father. In each binder was some family history.. stories of how my grandparents met (by mail – story later…) some history of our family members along with some copies of old photos (some a little fuzzy..) And my Grandmother’s recipes. The ones my Aunt had, any way. When my Grandmother (Bernice in English, Bronislava or Brona in Lithuanian and Polish) had lived in California, my Aunt wrote down as many recipes as she could.
As I’ve said, I’ve decided to recreate my Grandmother’s recipes. Except the headcheese. Nobody wants that….
Banana bread is something pretty much everyone makes at one time or another due to the fact that EVERYONE at some point ends up with over ripe bananas that they throw into the freezer to “use later” so that they aren’t “wasting”. Also, it is delicious. Continue reading →