Category: Recipe Corner

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    It’s Grilling Season, So Turn Up the Heat and Get Your Sides On!

    We just passed the mark of the starting of summer which means it’s officially GRILLING SEASON! American’s love their charcoal and gas grills and fancy electric, gas or pellet smokers to sizzle up or slow roast their favorite meats or vegetables. Some folks even love to go the non-conventional route and cold smoke cheeses or […]

    June 26, 2019

  • You Say Tomato, I Say Birley’s Tomato Bisque!

    When I lived in San Francisco in the early 2000s, there was a lunch spot at 100 Pine St in the Financial District called Birley’s Café. They served sandwiches, salads, and sweets but what I consistently went back for was the SOUP! Even when the takeout soup joint Soup Freaks opened, they still couldn’t hold […]

    April 17, 2019

  • Stuffed Buffalo Chicken Celery Snacks

    I love a good football party. Growing up, my family always threw down the BEST Superbowl parties. My mother was a master party planner and excellent cook. We’d have themed parties depending on which teams were playing and the food tables would be off the hook! Every variety of dip, chips, saucy crock pot creations, […]

    November 28, 2018

  • Slow Cooker Chicken Pot Pie

    Fall is here! As the days shorten and the end of Daylight Saving Time approaches I start to use my crock pot more and more often. Working full time it is great to come home to a ready to eat home cooked meal. This recipe is an easy to make comforting fall favorite.  The leftovers are […]

    October 24, 2018

  • Summer Squash Strata

    One of my favorite things to grow in my garden is summer squash. There are so many beautiful and delicious varieties that grow well in the Pacific Northwest including crookneck, patty pan, zucchini, straight neck and a variety that I fell in love with, the tromboncini. Buttery, flavorful and an abundant producer, it took over […]

    September 27, 2018

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    Easy Quiche

    Ingredients: 3 oz of Real Bacon pieces; 1/2 cup finely diced onion; 5 ounces shredded Swiss cheese; 1/3 cup shredded Parmesan/Romano cheese (i.e. Sargento); 4 eggs, lightly beaten w/ a pinch of salt and pepper; 1 cup half-and-half cream 1- 9 inch deep dish frozen pie crust Directions: Preheat oven to 400 degrees F . […]

    March 8, 2018

  • Summertime Recipe-Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp

    Old-fashioned Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp Ingredients Filling 2 pounds rhubarb stalks, sliced 1/2 inch thick or smaller 1 1/2 cups sugar 1 pound strawberries, hulled and quartered 3 tablespoons cornstarch 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 1 tablespoon orange zest (optional) Topping 1 stick (4 ounces) unsalted butter, softened 1 1/2 cups light […]

    July 24, 2014