Easy Alfredo sauce recipe

Every Alfredo sauce recipe that I’ve ever made has had heavy cream in it – but heavy cream is just not something that I usually have in the refrigerator.  So, out of frustration, I decided to wing it and see if I could make an Alfredo sauce with just milk – 2% milk, no less.…

Bacon broccoli quiche recipe

  Bacon makes everything taste good – and this quiche recipe is no exception!  Don’t like broccoli? Substitute mushrooms.  No mushrooms?  Mix in finely diced potatoes.  Or get all crazy and just go full on bacon.  The great thing about this quiche recipe is that it’s so versatile that you can mix in any combination…

Holiday Jam Recipe

‘Tis the season for homemade Christmas gifts.  Combine tart cranberries, sweet strawberries and a splash of orange juice… voila!  Holiday Jam. Holiday Jam INGREDIENTS 32 oz frozen whole strawberries 24 oz fresh cranberries 1/4 cup orange juice 5 lb white sugar 6 oz liquid pectin DIRECTIONS In a large sauce pot, cook cranberries, strawberries and…

Old Fashioned Apple Cobbler Recipe

It’s apple season and there’s nothing better than warm apple cobbler on a crisp autumn evening.  You can use any apple that is good for baking like Granny Smith or Cortland, but my favorite apple to use in cobblers and pies is Honey Crisp. Old Fashioned Apple Cobbler INGREDIENTS 10 medium baking apples 2 cups…

Sweet Pickle Relish Recipe

Sweet Pickle Relish INGREDIENTS 4 – 5 lbs large cucumbers 1 large sweet onion 1/4 cup pickling salt 3 cups apple cider vinegar 3/4 cup sugar 4 cloves garlic, minced 2 tsp dill seed 2 tsp mustard seed 2 tsp celery seed 1 tsp turmeric DIRECTIONS Wash cucumber and remove ends.  Slice the cucumbers lengthwise…

How to freeze and preserve basil in olive oil

There is nothing quite like fresh basil.  Each year, I grow enough to cover Rhode Island.  To help preserve that fresh from the garden taste, I preserve the basil by freezing it in olive oil and packing it into ice cube trays. DIRECTIONS Pick your basil leaves and submerge them in a large bowl filled…

Canned stewed tomatoes recipe

Tomato season is upon us and it’s putting up time. Wheee! The key ingredient in this recipe is FRESH, RIPE tomatoes, whether from your garden or farmer’s market.  Six months from now, when the snow is piling up outside, you can have a taste of summer by using the stewed tomatoes to make spaghetti sauce,…

Chocolate chip zucchini bread recipe

I had a couple zucchinis go rouge and I can now anchor a battleship with them.  It’s time to bust out the zucchini bread recipe! Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread INGREDIENTS 3 eggs 2 c white sugar 1 c vegetable oil 2 c grated zucchini 2 tsp vanilla 3 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp salt 1 tsp…

Broccoli salad recipe

  This is one of those great summer salad recipes.  The hardest part about it – making sure you don’t burn up the bacon while it’s cooking.  Enjoy! Broccoli Salad INGREDIENTS 1 large head fresh broccoli, cut into small florets 1/4 c red onion, chopped 8 oz bacon, cooked crispy and crumbled – let cool…

Homemade cinnamon rolls recipe

Cinnamon rolls are one of my family’s favorite treats.  Over the years, I’ve tried many different recipes, but none of them received a unanimous vote of satisfaction from everyone.  Too sweet, too cinnamon-y, not ENOUGH cinnamon, blah, blah, blah.  I was finally able to get the “seal of approval” when I took bits and pieces…