“The scacciata is street food, made from bread, with ingredients that come from the heart of Sicily, from its warm and welcoming land. It’s difficult to find a specific recipe for scacciata precisely because it is one of those dishes that are passed down from generation to generation, from grandparents to parents and from parents to grandchildren.” – From Scacciata siciliana TheseContinue reading “~ Sicilian Scacciata ~”
The ingredients in these delicious sourdough banana muffins by Instagrammer Deb/everything.sourdough came out great. To make them a bit healthier I replaced a half cup of all purpose white flour with whole wheat flour. I also significantly reduced the sugar to 1/2 cup and found the muffins were sweet enough for me. I also addedContinue reading “Delicious Banana Muffins”
This Creamy Roasted Cauliflower Soup recipe came from the popular Cookie & Kate website. They specialize in whole foods and have truly amazing vegetarian recipes. I followed this creamy cauliflower soup recipe exactly as written and it turned out to be both easy and quick. It is made from cauliflower first roasted in the ovenContinue reading “Creamy Roasted Cauliflower Soup”
Every summer it seems the garden provides us with a surprise gift. This year a small plant emerged that looked like a squash plant. I mentioned to my husband that we should keep an eye on it. So he tenderly trellised and mulched it. Eventually small round green fruit turned into brown weave-laced melon. WhatContinue reading “How to Make Homemade Yogurt”
Now that I am retired, my favorite way to begin the day is with a leisurely cup of hot coffee and a slice of home baked sweet bread, a muffin or toast with a sweet topping. This Sourdough Pumpkin Spice Bread was posted by Instagrammer Deb Everything Sourdough and is the perfect compliment for thatContinue reading “everything.sourdough Pumpkin Bread”
Made with roasted pumpkin puree, this Sourdough Pumpkin Pancake recipe comes from one of my favorite food blogs, Taste of Lizzy T*. I followed the recipe exactly and they came out fluffy with a delightful pumpkin taste. It’s a great way to use your sourdough discard. I cut the recipe in half and there wereContinue reading “Pumpkin Sourdough Spice Pancakes”
With autumn season underway, hearty soups become a favorite…warming our bodies as well as our inner spirits. This vegetarian Garbanzo Bean Soup from Joanne’s blog Ugly Duckling Bakery is a semi-thick soup that you will really enjoy! I used spinach in my soup rather than kale just because that is what I had in theContinue reading “~ Garbanzo Bean Soup ~”
See my Instagram account for more images of beautiful and delicious food! @vermontgiardiniera My son enjoys chocolate cake with white frosting for his birthday. So this year, I used this Simple Chocolate Cake recipe . It is one that I have tried previously and have found to be excellent. Devin and his soon-to-be-wife, Kayla, wereContinue reading “Step-by-Step Birthday Chocolate Cake!”
Mac and Cheese is well known as a comfort food, but adding pesto really takes it to the next level. This Creamy Pesto Mac & Cheese recipe comes from Shelley’s Cookie and Cups website. I added a can of solid tuna fish to this recipe right along with the cheese sauce. When removing the tunaContinue reading “Amazing Pesto Mac & Cheese”
For my birthday, I traditionally make a carrot cake. This year I made this Incredibly Moist and Easy Carrot Cake from Adam and Joanne’s website Inspired Taste. I love butter frosting, but this cake is made without it and is truly just as delicious. The added chopped pecans throughout the cake and on top wasContinue reading “Whipping Cream Frosting Carrot Cake”
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