What’s not to Love about a Cinnamon Cookie

One of the most universally loved cookies in the world is the snickerdoodle. It is also delicious and very easy to make which may be part of the reason it is so well loved. I take part in a Christmas cookie swap every year and when you have to bake twenty dozen cookies this is one recipe that will not leave you wishing that the holidays were over. Don;t worry , this recipe isn’t for twenty dozen, it is for 3-4 dozen depending on how big you make the cookies. You will need: 2 sticks of butter or 1 stick […]

Recipes Mozzarella and Tomato Sandwich

INGREDIENTS: *French bread or white *2-3 fresh tomatoes *mozzarella cheese (fresh drained) *fresh basil leaves *extra-virgin olive oil *salt and freshly pressed garlic glove (2-3) *lemon juice PREPARATION: 1.Cut the tomatoes into rounds 2.Preheat broiler…Cut the french bread in half and toast under the broiler 3.Put rows of tomatoes and cheese on top 4.Tuck the basil leaves in between the tomatoes and cheese Take 3 spoons of the olive oil and mix it with a little bit of salt and the pressed garlic …add 2 spoons of lemon juice and water to it and mix well together. To serve: Just […]

Tips for Peeling and Slicing Fresh Pumpkins

Sometimes, pumpkin in a can just won’t do a recipe justice. Fortunately, you do not need a lot of time in order to prepare fresh pumpkins. To bring the delightful taste of real pumpkins to your table, here are a few tips for peeling and slicing this delicious type of squash. Pumpkins, like many squashes and gourds, come in a variety of shapes, sizes, textures, and flavors. Some of the squashes that have warts or striations on their surface may look intimidating. However, no matter what your pumpkin looks like on the outside, the technique of peeling and slicing them […]

Creative Recipes using Stinging Nettle

Here are some traditional recipes using nettles from Kent in the south east of England. Nettle Beer Nettles and other plants were once used to flavour beers of different kinds. Apparently, it is still possible to buy nettle beer in the north of England. Juice and thinly pared rind of two lemons2lb young nettle tops, washed and drained1 gallon water1lb Demerara sugar1oz cream of tartar oz yeast Bring the water to the boil in a preserving pan and add the nettles. Simmer for 15 minutes. Add the lemon rind, lemon juice and sugar, and leave to cool. Stir in the […]

Recipes Peanut Butter Chocolate Cheesecake

I simply love cheese cake. It does not matter what kind, as long as it’s cheesecake. When I make cheesecake at home, I have to make sure that I make at the very least, 4-5, at a time, because my Son and Grandson is sure to claim at least two for their lunches at school, and at work. Needless to say, they also devour about one to one and a half, before they even leave my house. Ingredients: Crust 1 cups finely crushed creme-filled chocolate sandwich cookies, about 8 6 tablespoons sugar 3 tablespoons unsweetened baking cocoa 1 cup butter […]