Monthly Archives: November 2011

So Decadent Granola

Mix together: 5 cups oats 1 package maple brown sugar instant oatmeal (totally not necessary, just cleaning out the pantry!) 1/4 cup sesame seeds 1/2 cup shredded coconut 1/2 cup melted unsalted butter 1/2 cup maple syrup 1/4 cup brown … Continue reading

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Wilted Spinach!

With chicken or tuna, I often like to make an open-faced sandwich, or “melt,” if you will. A layer of spinach between chicken and cheese was the perfect addition. Ramen soup – totally boring if you let it be! I’ll … Continue reading

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How to make a proper stuffing (general and specific)

Any stuffed bird or roast will take longer to cook than one that hasn’t been. Make sure to use a thermometer for safety! For good bread stuffing, you should use stale bread, it does a better job of soaking up … Continue reading

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Holy, delightful cranberry sauce!

Ok ok, so Thanksgiving has come and gone and no one is going to make cranberry sauce for another year. Ridiculous, especially if you live in those lovely northerly boggy regions where you have more access to this exceptional tangy … Continue reading

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A Simple Lesson

Simple Syrup: 2 parts sugar 1 part water Combine in a pot and heat on a medium flame until sugar is dissolved in the water. Remove from flame immediately and let cool. You can make this so fast! Especially for … Continue reading

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Honey Pecan Bread: or Improvising a Quickbread

I was looking for a recipe for bread to eat some and use some for an interesting Thanksgiving stuffing. Nothing was coming up just right, here’s the recipe I came up with. Following it is a discussion of how I … Continue reading

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Beef Jerky: a first attempt

In planning a trip, one must plan on snacks. Preserving meat by dehydration preserves it for months, especially if you keep it in jars and not plastic bags (I made that mistake this time around). I got this recipe from … Continue reading

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