Monthly Archives: March 2012

Virtues of Vinegar

Well, I’m a big fan of Vinegar and I usually have several type on hand at any given moment. Right now it’s clear, distilled vinegar, apple cider vinegar and balsamic vinegar. Versatile hardly does the substance justice. It takes out stains, marinates meat, cleans the laundry and preserves veggies – most notably pickles. Here are  Read more »

March 31, 2012 Posted by: Leave a comment - Permalink

Walnut Spinach Pesto

My food processor has been getting a workout lately. I’ve made a different type of Pesto almost every day. I had some frozen spinach that I wanted to use so this batch has walnuts, spinach, and parsley. Walnut Spinach Pesto 1/2  c Spinach thawed and drained frozen, or  1 c fresh, washed and drained 1  Read more »

March 29, 2012 Posted by: Leave a comment - Permalink

Carrot Cake muffins

I made these yesterday and brought them in to work. Very popular. Carrot Cake muffins 1 ½ c Bran Cereal 1 c Water, hot 3 Tbsp Oil 2 Eggs 2 c  Flour 2 tsp Baking Powder ½ tsp Salt ½ tsp Cinnamon ¼ tsp Nutmeg 1/3 c Brown Sugar ¼ c Flax seed meal (Bob’s  Read more »

March 28, 2012 Posted by: Leave a comment - Permalink

Walnut Chicken Salad

I made salad with some leftover lemon pepper chicken that I had made the day before. When I was young my mother would take us to Neiman Marcus in the summer to shop for the coming school year. We would drive to Dallas and visit the flagship store on Main street. We spent the day  Read more »

March 27, 2012 Posted by: Leave a comment - Permalink

Design Mom — Blog

This is a great blog full of ideas, beautiful photos, and very creative things. Design Mom.  Gabrielle Blair is a designer and mother of six who lives in France. Time Magazine named Design Mom a Top Website of the Year. “I post on the intersection of design and motherhood.”   She offers creative ideas, crafts  Read more »

March 24, 2012 Posted by: Leave a comment - Permalink

Pistachio Pesto

I made this delicious Pesto for dinner. It was very garlicky and oh so good. This is based on a recipe I found in Fine Cooking magazine (Feb 2012), with a few modifications. Pistachio Cilantro Pesto 2 c Cilantro, rinsed 2 cloves of garlic pealed 3/4 c Pistachios shelled 5 Tbsp Olive Oil 2 tsp  Read more »

March 21, 2012 Posted by: Leave a comment - Permalink

Gluten Free Brownies

These brownies were tasty and very chocolaty. I have been experimenting with gluten free treats and bread-like items can be dry and crumbly. For this recipe I used a Bisquick gluten free baking blend. I found a recipe in Fine Cooking magazine (Feb 2012, p.81) and modified it to be gluten free. After  I made  Read more »

March 18, 2012 Posted by: 2 Comments - Permalink