Saturday, May 31, 2014

The Everything Cookie

You've heard of the everything bagel  with poppy seeds and sesame seeds and onion? Well this is the everything cookie.

1 cup butter, melted
3/4 cups brown sugar
3/3 cups granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
2 cups quick cook oats
1 cup raisins
1/2 cup choclate chips
1/2 cups butterscotch chips

Beat the sugars and the melted butter together until smooth. Then add the eggs one at a time and the vanilla extract. 
Add the salt and baking side. Mix well to make sure there are no lumps. 

Then slowly add the flour and the oatmeal. Mix well. Make sure there is no trace of loose flour in the bowl. 

Now add the chips and raisins. Give it all a good stir. 

Drop spoonfulls onto a light greased  cookie sheet. Space them a couple of inches apart. 

Bake at 375 for about 11 minutes. 

Monday, May 19, 2014

Black Beans and Rice

Meatless Monday

This recipe is quick and easy. It’s perfect for a work night dinner. Black Beans and Rice.

2 cans of black beans
3 small tomatoes, diced
½ diced onion
½ diced green bell pepper
2/3 cup vegetable broth
2 tsp cumin
1 tsp chili powder
Salt and pepper to taste

Sauté the onion and pepper in a little olive oil until soft. Add the beans, tomatoes, and seasonings. Bring to a boil and add the broth. Let it simmer for 5 minutes.

Serve over hot rice.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Killer Marinated Tomatoes

A friend shared this with me on my Facebook account. They look amazing!


[always use organic ingredients when available.]
3 Tablespoons Fresh Parsley, Chopped
2 Tablespoons Fresh Basil, Chopped
1 Tablespoon Granulated Sugar [raw honey]
1-½ teaspoon Garlic Salt
1-½ teaspoon Seasoned Salt
¾ teaspoons Dried Thyme
½ teaspoons Ground Black Pepper
¾ cups Canola Oil [use healthier oil such as extra virgin olive oil, avocado oil, Macadamia nut oil, etc.]
½ cups Red Wine Vinegar
3 whole Scallions, Sliced
6 whole Tomatoes, Cut Into Wedges


Whisk together all the ingredients except the tomato wedges. Add the tomatoes and toss to coat. Allow to marinate at room temperature for a couple of hours, stirring every now and then. Serve with lots of bread to soak up all the yummy marinade. Enjoy!


Friday, May 16, 2014

Raspberry Lime Parfaits

1 can sweetened condensed milk
2 egg yolks
1/4 cup lime juice 
Graham cracker crust 
1/3 cup raspberries
1 tbls raspberry jam
Simple syrup (sugar and water)
1 tsp unflavored gelatin 
Whipping cream
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 tbls sugar
2 drops Green food coloring ( optional)

Make a simple syrup with 1/2 cup water and 1/2 cup sugar. Add the raspberries and the jam. Bring to a boil. Reduce to a summer. Add the gelatin and continue simmering for ten minutes.  Make sure it is well blended. Pour mixture through a strainer to remove any seeds.  Let cool.

Mix milk egg yolks and lime Juice  an food coloring in a oven proof bowl. 
Bake at 350 for 25 minutes. Bake the graham cracker crust for 10. 

Whip the cream vanilla and sugar until peaks form. Chill for 15 minutes. 

To assemble, break up the graham cracker crust unto small pieces. Place some of the pieces in the bottom of a desert dish or glass cup. The add a couple table spoofs of the lime mixture followed by a tablespoon of the raspberry sauce and a dollop of whipped cream. The repeat the process until the glass is full. Chill for a few minutes before serving. 

Gluten free Gnocchi

Once upon a time in Santa Rosa, CA at my one of my favorite little eatery’s, (Mary's Pizzza), I discovered something so tasty, so good...