Tea Cup Chocolate Cake

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Tea Cup Chocolate CakeIn days past, before measurements were standardized, this is how things were put together.  Every woman had her “special” tea cup, she used just for baking, or not.  This is the way my grandmother made chocolate cake.  And what a cake it is. Continue reading

Sunday Dinner Rump Roast with Onion Gravy

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Sunday Dinner Rump Roast with Onion GravyNothing says Sunday dinner like a nice hunk of roast beef, right?  Some good gravy, roasted or mashed potatoes, maybe some green beans, asparagus, carrots or rutabaga…these, however will only be bit players.  It’s all about the meat.  Now, doesn’t that just scream “Sunday dinner, call the kids”?    Continue reading

Rutabaga, Carrot and Parsnip Mash

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Rutabaga, Carrot and Parsnip MashThis is winter comfort food, but hey, it’s been chilly recently, and these veggies are just such a nice foil for Sunday Rump Roast Beef with Onion Gravy.  And Rutabaga is an underutilized veggie and this combination, rutabaga, carrots and parsnips are just better together.  Continue reading

Mojo Verde (Green Sauce)

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Mojo Verde (Green Sauce)This is similar to The Goddess’s Green Goddess, in that it’s creamy and green!  The herbs are entirely different, so the flavor is different.  But, delicious?  Oh, yeah.  This is terrific to dress a potato or pasta salad, smear on a chicken sandwich and it is wonderful on a nice green salad with bacon bits.  But, The Goddess loves, loves, loves to dip roasted baby potatoes into this fine elixir…heaven!  Pure heaven! Continue reading

Roasted Red Grapes with Blueberries

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Roasted Red Grapes with BlueberriesThis is one of those little sweethearts-of-a-recipe.  It’s fast, easy and just supremely delicious.  It’s good warm or at room temperature.  I plop them on top of salads, serve them on the side of a grilled pork, chicken or salmon, or smear them on some nice toast with a bit of brie.  Continue reading

Creamy Horseradish-Mustard Sauce

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Creamy Horseradish-Mustard SauceAnd in case you missed it the first time…because this is spectacularly good with Corned Beef with Beer Gravy and it’s that time of year.  When The Progeny are around the table, I have to make huge quantities, because it truly is…all…about…this…sauce!  Continue reading

Corned Beef with Beer Gravy

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038I’m reposting this, because well my God…look at that crust.  And tomorrow is St. Pat’s Day.  And make the Creamy Horseradish-Mustard Sauce today.  It’s a must.  So back to the post…Slow-roasted, brown sugar-crusted corned beef with beer and onion gravy.  Why would you save this just for St. Patrick’s Day?  It’s much too good and so simple to be left to one day a year.  It makes a great Sunday dinner and the house will smell good enough to eat!  Continue reading

The Goddess’s Dilly Ranch Salad Dressing and Dip

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The Goddess's Dilly Ranch Salad Dressing and DipAre we tired of Ranch Dressing yet?  Come on…you know we all love it.  Don’t we?  I’ve made Ranch for years, many times using the dry packet and embellishing it with more dill.  The Goddess loves her dill.  So why not make it from scratch?  This is where we’ve ended up…for the moment, anyway.  It’s terrific drizzled over a nice piece of salmon, on a baked potato, a shingle or on slices of garden tomatoes.  Continue reading

Southern Indian Fresh Onion Chutney

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Southern Indian Fresh Onion ChutneyIf you’ve ever eaten in an Indian restaurant, then you’ve had this.  The Goddess has been known to have a bowl of this.  You think she’s kidding?  She is not.  This stuff is addictive, because it’s just, plain delicious.  Continue reading

Short-Cut Spiced Apple Butter

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Short-Cut Spiced Apple ButterApple butter is autumn in a jar.  I love it spread on toast, or along side slices of pork.  It’s comforting and just plain, delicious.  But, it can be quite a bit of work, and you know The Goddess is one lazy…uh, well, Goddess.  So, she came up with this version and she’s happy to report, it’s delicious.  Continue reading