Chicken Salad With Cashews And Grapes

This recipe has saved us a number of times on volleyball weekends. Easy to double and triple it became a must-have in the cooler for one team.  The salad is [...]

Pumpkin Orange Cookies With Maple Glaze

Squash and pumpkin harvest season meant baking in my childhood.   Delicious and moist, these cookies are still favorites of mine and appearing around Halloween and Thanksgiving.  I prefer to keep [...]

Miso Nutbutter Spread

My favorite way to get kids a little extra protein and probiotics.  You can play around with different flavors of miso and nut combinations. My family is partial to a [...]

Dutch Sage, Apple & Pear Sauce Cake

Grandma Niesing, a large Dutch woman,  owned a rambling farm just down the road from my grandparent’s. Though not actually related, the families had known each other for so long, she [...]

Basic Granola

  Another staple in my kitchen. I make up a large batch of granola at a time, altering the flavors and ingredients every time–life is too short to always eat [...]

Clara’s Summer Salsa

It seemed last summer, Clara was determined to make salsa every few days. Which was fine, as we had an abundance of tomatoes, onions and peppers.  We aren’t talking rocket [...]

Honey (or Maple) Spiced Nuts

Spiced nuts are staple in my kitchen.  I make up a large batch and freeze them. A small bowl is set out on the counter for snacks, we toss them [...]

Mini Herb Or Fruit Clafoutis

Clafoutis, a dish popularized by Julia Child, are easy to make and endless in variety (see notes). Just think of them as mini quiches without the crust. They can be [...]