Crepe Recipe

Ingredients: 2 large eggs 3/4 cup milk 1/2 cup water 3 Tbsp melted butter 1 cup flour plus additional butter for coating the pan Directions: Beat together all ingredients.  Original recipe calls for blender, but also works okay with vigorously beating with metal whisk.  Refrigerate for an hour (up to 48 hours). Heat (medium heat)…

California Sushi Rice Bowl

Yield: Makes about 2 servings. Ingredients: 1 cup dry sushi rice (rice cooker measuring cup) 2 Tbsp rice vinegar 1 Tbsp granulated sugar 1/4 tsp salt 4 oz imitation crab, chopped into small bite-sized pieces 1/2 cucumber, diced 1/4 cup carrots, shredded or matchstick (optional) 1/2 to 1 nori sheet, crumbled or chopped into small…

Arugula-Almond Salad

Ingredients: 1 bag baby arugula (4-5 oz) 1/2 cup shaved or shredded Parmesan cheese 1/2 cup sliced almonds 1/2 cup golden raisins 1/3 cup Marzetti Simply Dressed Lemon Vinaigrette Directions: Place all ingredients in a salad bowl.  Toss and serve. Note: If taking somewhere (i.e. potluck), keep arugula separated from other ingredients until ready to…

French Onion Soup (Vegetarian)

Ingredients 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into pieces (olive oil for vegan) 4 lbs yellow onions, halved and sliced vertically into 1/4-inch-thick slices 2 cups water, plus extra for deglazing 1/2 cup dry sherry 6 cups low-sodium vegetable broth 6 sprigs fresh thyme 1 bay leaf Salt and freshly ground black pepper 1 small baguette,…

Orzo Tabouli Salad (Zoe’s Copycat Recipe)

Ingredients: 1 box orzo pasta (about 16 oz) Marzetti Simply Dressed Lemon Vinaigrette dressing Bag of mixed greens with spinach 1 large cucumber 1 pint of cherry tomatoes, halved 1 can artichokes, quartered 1/2 cup feta cheese 2/3 cup Greek Kalamata olives, pitted and halved (I have these on the side – I don’t like…

Tomato & Asparagus “Carbonara”

Ingredients: 3 quarts water 1 Tbsp olive oil 1 lb asparagus, cut diagonally into 1-inch pieces 3 cloves of garlic, minced 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved 4 oz pecorino Romano cheese, finely grated (~1 cup) 1/2 tsp kosher salt 1/4-1/2 tsp ground pepper 2 large eggs 8 oz uncooked penne pasta 1/4 cup fresh basil…

German Soft Pretzels (Brezeln)

When we were in Germany this past summer, I LOVED the fresh hot pretzels that we could get every day.  When we came home, I looked around for a recipe that would bring us that fresh baked flavor: Ingredients – for the Dough:   1 tablespoon yeast 1/4 cup warm water 2 teaspoons sugar 4…

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Hummus

One of the teachers at my school introduced me to Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Hummus on Friday, and I gave it a try this weekend.  It’s delicious … satisfies my sweet tooth but without all the guilt. Ingredients:   1 can (15 oz) of garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed well ¼ cup cashews (level if…

Cast Iron Dutch Oven Artisan Bread

This was my first attempt at a homemade bread in my new cast iron dutch oven and it turned out great! … except that I used wax paper instead of parchment paper and it stuck to the bottom of the loaf of bread.  I ended up cutting off the bottom crust 😦  Next time I’m…

Stuffed Banana Peppers

Ingredients: Bread crumbs Parmesan cheese Butter Olive Oil Salt Black Pepper White Pepper Parsley Basil Scallions Garlic Next time try a variation of this: 1 green onion, finely minced 1/2 tsp minced garlic 1/8 tsp garlic salt 1 Tbsp melted butter 1 tsp oregano leaves 1/2 cup Italian-style breadcrumbs 1 egg, beaten 2 Tbsp finely…

Greek Layer Dip

Ingredients: 1 container (8 oz) chives and onion cream cheese spread (sometimes I omit this, and I rarely use the whole 8 oz) 1 – 2 cups hummus (I use this recipe: if doing 8×8 appetizer, I use about half; if doing individual portions, I use the whole batch of hummus) 1 medium cucumber, diced…

Hummus

Ingredients: 1 (15-ounce) can chickpeas or 1 1/2 cups (250 grams) cooked chickpeas 1/4 cup (60 ml) fresh lemon juice (1 large lemon) 1/4 cup (60 ml) well-stirred tahini, see our homemade tahini recipe 1 small garlic clove, minced (about 1/3 clove of elephant garlic) 2 tablespoons (30 ml) extra-virgin olive oil 1/2 teaspoon ground…