Archive for April, 2016

Hot and Sour Soup

Hot and Sour Soup

Serves: 2-3

Time: 20 mins

Freezes: Yes

Reheats: Yes

Kid Friendly Tasks: Stirring

Sob! Another last minute go to dinner spot ruined. Another birthday celebration location destroyed. In their memory I’m trying to recreate some of their dishes at home even as I search for the next restaurant where the owners don’t freak out because I have three young children. It will be a long search. In the meantime, have some soup.

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Banana Pudding

Банановый Пудинг

Serves: 4

Time: 20

Сегодняшний десерт, один из самих известных, любимых из десертов американского юга. Это такой десерт все знает, всем нравится и ест, особенно дети. Это стандартный десерт на общих обедах, церковных пикниках и в буфетах. Он простой, дешёвый и его можно быстро приготовить. Да и кому не нравятся бананы?

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Pumpkin Cookies with Walnuts and Raisins

Pumpkin Cookies with Walnuts and Raisins

Serves: 6-8

Time: 25 mins

Freezes: Yes

Kid Friendly Tasks: Stirring

These aren’t seasonal, but I actually like pumpkin treats any time of year. Plus, last year I made about 13 jars of pureed pumpkin to freeze and I still have 5 jars left to use up. (Each year I get cheese pumpkins from the farmer’s market, bake them and then puree the pumpkin flesh. It makes the best canned pumpkin you’ve ever tasted. Easy to do once per year and so much better than Libby’s) So I have a couple of different pumpkin cookies I’ve made. One set is a fantastic pumpkin whoopie pie cookie and these are the other.

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Chicken Filo Squares

Chicken Filo Squares

Serves: 4-6

Time: 45mins

Freezes: Yes

Reheats: Yes

Kid Friendly Tasks: Butter Brusher

As you might have noticed by all of the recipes these past few weeks floating around here that contain copious amounts of filo I’m on a Greek kick. I love Greek food because it fools me into thinking I’m eating healthy stuff at least some of the time. Of course if you read the amount of butter that goes into, say my baklava recipe, you’ll know that the jokes on me, but I still enjoy making Greek food.

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Greek Salad

Greek Salad

Serves: 2-4

Time: 20 mins

Kid Friendly Tasks: Mixing

It’s almost farmer’s market season. I am so excited. Now, I know that sounds strange, given how often I complain about the quality (or lack their of) of their produce vs the price, but I still enjoy the experience of shopping around each year. They, more than the unseasonably warm weather we’re having, are the first sign of spring. In honor of said upcoming markets I’m posting one of my favorite tomato glut recipes. This is truly a market recipe because it tastes far and away the best using fresh market tomatoes that cannot be bought at a grocery store.

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