You know it is summer when the menu is like this:
Chive Biscuits (recipe from King Arthur Flour here)
Cabbage with Garlic
and Homemade Blueberry Ice Cream
Found these yummy chips at the store today and whipped up a batch of delicious cookies. I used my favorite recipe from King Arthur with a few modifications- I wanted a pareve cookie (no dairy) for Fourth of July and I wanted to highlight the coffee flavor so I added some espresso powder. The result is so yum!
Coffee Chocolate Chip Cookies
1 cup Earth Balance Stick
1 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 Tbs vinegar
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp espresso powder
3/4 tsp salt
2 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 bag Leibers Coffee Chocolate Chips
1 cup chocolate chips
Cream butter and sugars. Add vanilla, espresso, vinegar and salt. Blend then add egg. After mixing well add flour and soda. Mix well. By hand add chips and mix. Drop by spoonful onto cookie sheets lined with parchment. Bake at 350F for 11-12 minutes. Cool on a rack. Enjoy!
Here is a simple but delicious all in one meal! My kids really enjoyed it.
Garlic Broccoli Pasta with Toasted Breadcrumbs and Parmesan
I small head broccoli, cut into a few wedges
1 lb pasta (I used mezze penne)
1-2 thick slices of crusty bread
1 Tbs butter
1 clove garlic (or one frozen cube)
1 Tbs butter
2 cloves garlic or two frozen cubes
1/2 cup cream
salt and pepper
Bring a large pot of water to boil. Salt generously. Add broccoli (make sure it is large chunks so that it is easier to remove from the water when it is done cooking) and cook 8 minutes. Remove and set aside. Mince.
Add the pasta to the water and cook according to package.
Meanwhile, put the bread slices into a food processor and process until fine. Melt 1 Tbs butter in a skillet, add 1 clove garlic (pressed or finely minced) and cook about 1 minute. Add breadcrumbs and toss until coated. Cook a minute or two more until lightly golden. Remove from heat.
In a large skillet, melt 1 Tbs butter, add the remaining 2 cloves garlic (pressed or finely minced) and cook until aromatic (about 1 minute). Add cream and stir well. Then add broccoli. Toss until well mixed. Season with salt and pepper.
When pasta is cooked, drain and add to sauce. Toss well. Serve topped with a sprinkle of breadcrumbs and grated Parmesan.
Bought my first (of many!) batch of Rhubarb today and now a lovely Rhubarb Crisp is cooling on my counter. Yum! Can’t wait for dessert.
Have you ever made your own Granola? It is easy as so delicious and the best part is that you get to add only the things you like!
(adapated from Paula Shoyer)
3 cups oats or matzah farfel (great to make Passover Granola)
1 cup dried coconut flakes (unsweetened)
1.5 cups chopped nuts (I like to use pecans and silvered almonds)
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup honey
2 Tbs oil
1 Tbs brown sugar
1 cup dried fruit (like craisins, raisins, apricots, dates, etc) chopped if necessary
Preheat oven to 300F. Line a baking sheet with parchment. In a large bowl mix oats (or farfel), coconut, nuts, and spices.
In a glass measuring cup mix honey, sugar and oil. Microwave for 45 seconds and stir to dissolve sugar. Pour over mixture and stir well to coat. Spread over baking sheet. Bake for 40-45 minutes or until everything is lightly browned, stirring every 10 minutes. Let cool. Stir in dried fruits. Store in an airtight container.