heirloom tomato and onion quiche

by rae on August 31, 2015

  This is a great way to use up some of this years bumper crop of tomatoes. It is quite tasty. And to cut prep time I use a frozen deep dish pie crust. Too bad I didn’t make 2. And here is the recipe  


breakfast smoothie

by rae on April 20, 2015

Time for a cold smoothie instead of a warm morning drink. The day before…. 1. Brew coffee and put in the refrigerator. 2. Peel bananas and wrap individually in saran wrap and freeze. To make: I use my little Cusinart smoothie marker. (Thanks again Jen!) In the tumbler I put… 1 c skim or 2% [...]

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Corn Soup

by rae on May 15, 2014

Harmony Valley Farm Sweet Corn Soup – L’Etoile Restaurant 3 T butter 2 large yellow onions, peeled and julienned (cut like matchsticks) 1 T salt 1/2 t black pepper 1 T sugar 1/4 t red pepper flakes 12 ears sweet corn, shucked and corn cut from the cob 3 cups cream 3 cups whole milk [...]

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mocha cake

by rae on April 28, 2014

  best chocolate cake ever. You make it in a bundt pan. No need for frosting. It is moist and good the day after too. mocha cake 2 cups sour cream 2 large eggs 1 (18.25-ounce) package chocolate cake mix – I use Duncan Hines Devil’s Food 1/2 cup coffee liqueur – I use Kahlua 1/4 cup [...]

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  another post following the theme that it is still Winter ish here. I am now going to say it is almost Spring. I just noticed yesterday that there is water right next to our retaining wall. That is serious cause for celebration!!! But there is still an awful lot of frozen lake out there. [...]

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grand raspberry trifle

by rae on December 31, 2013

  Just finished making this for a party. It is always a hit. It is tasty and pretty too. It is a Martha Stewart recipe. And can be found here. It says it takes only 20 minutes and I find it takes a bit longer to assemble. I use Sara Lee Pound Cake. If you [...]

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rhubarb pie and kitcam

by rae on June 27, 2013

  Rhubarb pie. In fact I made 2 because we had company and it was enjoyed by all. And it was as good as it looks. Not really being a baker it did take me all morning. But it was well worth it. Picture was taken with the iPhone app Kitcam. There you can mix [...]

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no fuss potato soup

by rae on April 17, 2013

this recipe originally comes from my friend Chris. I modified it a little. It was a nice hearty little soup for a gray, rainy day. 6 c peeled, diced potatoes 5 c water 2 c diced onions 1/2 c chopped carrots 1/4 c butter 4 cubes chicken bouillon 1/2 t salt 1/2 t pepper 12 [...]

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easy spinach pie

by rae on April 1, 2013

  my friend Justine tells me I should post more recipes, so here goes. This one is from my friend Nita. I made it a couple weeks ago and took it to Chicago as part of brunch when the kids were moving into their new house. It was a hit. Next time I am going [...]

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Mom’s boiled frosting

by rae on January 4, 2013

this frosting on an angel food cake is the taste of my childhood. I just recently found this recipe again. A bonus is that it is in my Mom’s handwriting. I assume Spry is a lard. I doubled the amount of the butter. I don’t use lard and didn’t want to buy it for 2T. [...]

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