Month: August 2005

  • Claire’s Famous Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie

    A huge success at Henry Schulte’s latest birthday party! 1 9-inch graham cracker pie crust 8 oz. softened cream cheese, light or regular 1 c. granulated sugar 1 c. creamy peanut butter 2 tbsp. melted butter 1 c. whip cream 1 tbsp. vanilla TOPPING: 4 oz. semi-sweet chocolate 2 tbsp. butter 2 tbsp. salad oil…

  • Corn on the Cob

    The easiest way to cook corn on the cob: Take an ear of corn and pop it in the microwave. Do not remove either the husk or the silk! It will be done after 5 minutes on high. The tastiest way to cook corn on the cob: Make a campfire and let the wood cook…

  • Beet Chocolate Cake

    I haven’t tried this version, but Barry’s mother has made the one using cocoa instead of chocolate. That version is simpler to make and still incredibly moist and delicious. The beets disappear; you won’t even know they’re there. 2 C sugar 2 C flour 1/2 t salt 2 t baking powder 1 t baking soda…

  • Beet and apple salad

    4-5 medium beets, cooked and cut in cubes 1 large granny smith apple, unpeeled, cut in cubes 1/4 C slivered red or sweet onion 1 T canola oil 1 t balsamic vinegar 1/4 t salt 1 t Dijon mustard 1 T shallots, minced 1/4 t sugar or honey Toss beets, apples, and onions together in…

  • SOPA DE FIDEO

    For my comment on fideo, see Fideo Delicioso. 3 T vegetable oil 5 oz dry fideo noodles 1/2 C chopped onion 2 cloves minced garlic 1/8 t ground cumin 1-1/2 t salt 2 large tomatoes 1 bell pepper, finely chopped 3-4 C chicken or vegetable broth Heat oil in a large skillet. Add fideo and…

  • Fideo Delicioso

    Eating in Mexican restaurants, one comes to the conclusion that all Mexican food involves rice and tortillas. When my mother-in-law introduced me to a Mexican pasta, called fideo, I was surprised. “I’ve never seen that in a restaurant!” This is so cheap and easy, you could get hooked on it, especially if you have kids.…