Author: Eliz

Kitchen Tapestry: Chicken Divan

No one will ever be able to truthfully use the adjectives of “Original”, “Classic” or “Traditional” with their recipe for Chicken Divan because the chef that created it took his recipe to the grave. The dish’s origins are vague; some say it came from the 1930s; others say the ’40s and it may well have.

Kitchen Tapestry: Southern Style Cream Peas

Without the moniker “Southern Style,” the reader might mistaken this recipe for something entirely different, called Creamed Peas, which calls to mind the axiom “grammar matters.”  The past tense of the word “cream” gives a clue to the difference, in this case, English green peas that are creamed after the fact.  The basic recipe are

Beginning and Ending Christmas Dinner Treats

At a recent Christmas dinner with the family, these dishes made greater impact than the entree.  Included in this blog posting are what I served to begin and end the meal, namely Christmas Wassail with Dark Rum and Eggnog Crème Brûlée, along with a bonus recipe also served at this event: Bacon Wrapped Maple Glazed

Kitchen Tapestry: A Weekday Christmas Brunch

Wanting to show our appreciation to some great folks who helped us with a recent household relocation across a couple of state lines, My Number One Fan and I elected to do a festive Christmas themed brunch which was really more skewed toward breakfast fare. The menu included Apple-Cranberry Juice Mocktails, two hors d’oeuvres of

Kitchen Tapestry: Baked Stuffed Apples

I had intended this as a side dish but it actually came out as the star of the dinner plate.  A perfectly balanced recipe between savory and sweet, it would lend itself well as a hearty accompaniment to any variety of entrees, like roasted meat or poultry and might be a more flavorful and visually

One Dish Cheeseburger Stuffed Baked Potato

  There are no boundaries to the imagination of ingredients that might be used to stuff a baked potato, but generally, we seem locked into butter, sour cream, cheddar cheese, bacon and chives.  Not that there is anything wrong with that, because those are the condiments generally provided in a steakhouse when the titular entree

Four-strand challah

Baca Juga This slightly sweetened, plaited loaf makes an impressive centre piece for a brunch or breakfast with friends. We’ve also got a handy video on how to plait a challah loaf. Ingredients75g caster sugar15g fresh yeast, from bakeries, large supermarkets and health food shops300ml lukewarm water3 medium free-range egg yolks60ml sunflower or vegetable oil,

CREAMY BROCCOLI, CAULIFLOWER, CORN, BACON SALAD

Baca Juga Creamy Broccoli, Cauliflower, Corn, Bacon Salad with Sliced Carrots, Diced Red Onions, and shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese.  There are 2 salad dressing options: Ranch dressing made with mayo/sour cream combination  or super delicious homemade creamy dressing without Ranch – you choose! What a delicious salad this turned out to be!  Try it for

AVOCADO SALAD WITH TOMATOES, MOZZARELLA, BASIL PESTO

Avocado Salad with Tomatoes, Mozzarella, and Basil Pesto – healthy recipe packed with nutrients and lots of fresh ingredients!  Perfect Spring and Summer salad!   Small fresh Mozzarella cheese balls are delicious when combined with avocado in this easy salad that also features red and yellow cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, and red onions.  The dressing for this

GREEK PASTA SALAD WITH SPINACH

Baca Juga Easy Greek Pasta Salad makes a perfect side dish or lunch!  A crowd favorite recipe – great for parties, picnics, and potlucks.   Toss together al dente penne pasta, cherry tomatoes, chopped olives, spinach, and creamy feta cheese!  Pour in a homemade Greek salad vinaigrette!  This salad is healthy, refreshing, and loaded with veggies! There are all kinds of

SIMPLE BEET SALAD WITH GOAT CHEESE

Baca Juga Simple Beet Salad with Goat Cheese and Spinach is a healthy and delicious addition to your dinner menu! Use any kind of beets you like: boiled, steamed, or roasted.  Top the salad with toasted pine nuts. Beet salad with goat cheese is a perfect salad to serve with any main course.   The earthy

THANKSGIVING BUTTERNUT SQUASH SALAD WITH ROASTED BRUSSELS SPROUTS, PECANS, AND CRANBERRIES

Baca Juga Thanksgiving Butternut Squash Salad with Roasted Brussels sprouts, Pecans, and Cranberries is one of the best holiday side dishes you’ll ever try! Perfect recipe for Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Eve or any time you like! This salad is full of vegetables and nuts. It’s healthy, gluten free, vegetarian, and packed with fiber! Thanksgiving and Christmas are two of

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