Month: April 2007

  • Nora’s secret Horror d’Hoover recipe

    I just read an article in Global Rhythm (May ’07) about German lebkuchen, a kind of spice cake dating back to the 18th century. According to the article, one company keeps their recipes in a safe and changes the combination daily. Those are pretty precious recipes. As any of my readers can see, I’m not…

  • No-Bake Granola Bars

    According to Nancy Bacon, who gave me this recipe, homemade granola bars that get baked in the oven are hard as rocks. She has been perfecting the following recipe, which has a much easier-to-chew texture. I’m always happy to have stove-top recipes for sailors on simple boats without ovens! 3 C rolled oats 1 C…

  • Curried chicken balls

    8 oz cream cheese, softened 1/4 C mayonnaise 2 C cooked chicken, finely chopped 1-1/2 C chopped almonds 3 T chutney, apricot preserves, or jalapeno jam 1 t salt 2 t curry powder 1-1/2 C grated coconut, lightly toasted Combine cream cheese and mayonnaise and stir in chicken, almonds, chutney or jam, salt and curry…

  • Coconut shrimp balls

    1-1/3 C shredded coconut 2 8-oz pkgs cream cheese, at room temperature 2 T minced onion 1 clove garlic, minced or grated 1/4 C parsley, chopped 1/2 t salt 8-oz shrimp, chopped Toast coconut in the oven on a cookie sheet or in a dry skillet until lightly browned. Cool. Blend cream cheese, shrimp, onion,…

  • Crispy tuna balls

    2 cans tuna in oil 1 1/2 C bread cubes 1 medium onion, diced finely 2 cloves garlic, minced finely 2 t parsley 1/2 t salt 1/2 t pepper 1/2 C mayonnaise Juice of 1 lemon 1/2 C evaporated milk 2 C corn flakes, crushed Preheat oven to 375 F. Drain tuna oil into bowl.…

  • TVP Meatloaf II

    This tasty, high-fiber version calls for eggs as a binder. For a vegan version, see: TVP Meatloaf (vegan). 1-1/2 C TVP or TSP 1 to 1-1/2 C boiling water 1 large onion, diced 1 T olive oil 1 t basil 1/2 t oregano 1/4 t thyme 1 t salt 1 t soy sauce 3 cloves…

  • The Incomparable Versailles Restaurant

    Google Earth tells me that it’s 2,756 miles from my home in Seattle to the Versailles restaurant in Miami. It’s worth the trip. In 1977, I was young enough that any restaurant was a special treat, even Pizza Hut or Burger King. That year, my parents and I drove to Miami for Christmas. We spent…

  • Sweet Potato Casserole

    We had this mouth-watering casserole just last week at a dinner party in Vero Beach. It was a hit, along with the marinated pork loin and the broccoli slaw and the custard-topped cake. Eight of us savored the food and the lively, congenial conversation — the evening ended much too quickly. Thanks, Sharon! 2 large…