Melt-in-your-mouth meatballs seasoned with garlic, lemon, and parsley

Meatball with lemon and garlic, with garnish of baby greens

These meatballs are amazing! This is an adaptation of a recipe I learned from a French lady years ago. I hope you enjoy it. Ingredients 1 1/4 lb ground beef1/2 cup oatmeal ("quick oats")1/3 cup milk (of choice, I used unsweetened almond)1/2 medium onion, diced small2 large cloves garlic, diced small5-6 sprigs fresh parsley, chopped1/2 … Continue reading Melt-in-your-mouth meatballs seasoned with garlic, lemon, and parsley

Roasted cauliflower with lemon, garlic, and fresh dill

Plate of roasted cauliflower with lemon, garlic, and dill

We had a head of cauliflower in the house that was just calling out to me to be cooked. It lent itself perfectly to this nice roasted cauliflower recipe that I put together. The garlic gives it tons of flavor and the lemon adds a nice, tangy zing. The fresh dill builds the flavor even … Continue reading Roasted cauliflower with lemon, garlic, and fresh dill

Delicate lemon cake with royal icing roses

Last week my sister came back after having lived abroad for a while, so I had a perfect opportunity to make a cake. What better way to welcome someone home than a homemade cake? For the cake itself I found a lovely vanilla cake recipe and changed this a bit by adding lemon juice and … Continue reading Delicate lemon cake with royal icing roses

Pork roast with fresh rosemary and garlic

This pork roast is a recipe I learned to make when I was living in Slovenia, and I have adapted it a just a bit. It is quite easy to prepare and always comes out wonderful and full of flavor. Ingredients about 3 lb pork roast (I used two smaller roasts)6-8 large cloves garlic2 Tbsp … Continue reading Pork roast with fresh rosemary and garlic

Quiche with chicken, mushrooms, and spinach

Quiche with chicken, mushrooms, and spinach

Some people make lists before going shopping for groceries. I often do that. Yet, I don't write a fully detailed list. Sometimes, for example, I'll put down "fruit", or "vegetables". The fact is, while I do have a few items already planned out to buy, I like to browse at the grocery store, see what … Continue reading Quiche with chicken, mushrooms, and spinach

Cranberry orange sweet bread with almonds

Cranberry orange sweet bread has been a staple at our family Thanksgiving meals for as long as I can remember. While we always baked it for Thanksgiving, I think it would make a lovely addition to any winter celebration table, as well. Recently I asked my mother where she had gotten this recipe from, as … Continue reading Cranberry orange sweet bread with almonds

Fraisier cake: a Christmas adaptation

This Christmas I decided to make a fraisier cake. Generally it is a traditional French birthday cake, and is a bit more summery in style than many Christmas cakes. Yet, modern life allows us to find strawberries during pretty much any season of the year, so I was able to put this cake together despite … Continue reading Fraisier cake: a Christmas adaptation

Fresh cranberry shortbread bars

Fresh cranberry shortbread bars

Before Thanksgiving I bought a very large bag of cranberries, with the goal of using them in holiday baking and cooking This delightful  fresh cranberry bars recipe was a perfect choice because of it's simplicity, ease of preparation, and the delightful combination of both buttery and zinging flavors. Many thanks to Sue and The View … Continue reading Fresh cranberry shortbread bars