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…

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…

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…

Panera Spinach & Artichoke Souffle (with Custard)

Ingredients: 3 Tbsp frozen spinach, thawed (1 frozen package = about 16 Tbsp) 3 Tbsp artichoke hearts, minced (1 can = about 12 Tbsp) 2 tsp onions, minced (1 thin slice of a large onion) 1 tsp red bell pepper, minced 4 eggs plus 2 eggs, divided (yolks/whites) 2 cups whole milk 1/2 cup grated…

Vegetable Stir Fry

Vegetable Options (pick 5-6): 1 bunch asparagus, cut into 1-inch pieces 1-2 onions, sliced and quartered 1 bell pepper, chopped Can of sliced water chestnuts 4-5 carrots, sliced into coins or thin strips 8 oz package sliced portabella mushrooms Head of broccoli, chopped into small florets Scallions, chopped Can of baby corn Swiss chard, Bok…

Garlic Ginger Stir Fry Sauce

Ingredients: 3 cloves garlic (1 clove elephant garlic) 2 Tbsp fresh ginger (or ginger paste) 2 Tbsp honey (or more, to taste) 1/2 cup low-sodium soy sauce 1/4 cup water 1/4 cup rice vinegar 3 Tbsp sesame oil 2 Tbsp olive or canola oil 2 Tbsp corn starch Mix all ingredients in food processor.  Process…

Sweet Potato-Peanut Bisque

I’ve been looking for some new ways to enjoy the sweet potatoes from our garden.  I came across this interesting recipe.  Although I was a little skeptical at first, it is definitely a keeper! Ingredients: 2 large sweet potatoes (10-12 ounces each) 1 Tbsp oil 1 yellow onion, chopped 1 large garlic clove, minced 3…