Browsing category: Cooking & Baking from Scratch

My Favorite Methods for Cooking the Perfect Hard Boiled Egg

Reader question… “I’ve been asked to make a large quantity of potato salad for a family reunion this weekend. I’m not looking forward to cooking so many hard boiled eggs because I usually have problems getting the shells off cleanly.”


Blueberry Oatmeal Cookies

I like these blueberry cookies made with oatmeal much better than the usual sugar cookie type blueberry cookies. The combination of the chewy oatmeal cookie and soft sweet blueberries is wonderful.


Breaded Potato Sticks with Cheese & Herbs

This recipe for breaded potato sticks with cheese and herbs is a new one for me that I tried for the first time yesterday. These potato sticks are SO good! They are crunchy, with the herbs, cheese, and potato making just the right blend of flavors.


Roasted Chickpeas (Garbanzos) For A Healthy Snack

For an inexpensive, HEALTHY snack that’s relatively quick to make, you can’t go wrong with roasted chickpeas. You really don’t need a recipe for making these. Flavor them with your favorite combinations of herbs or spices…


American Chop Suey, New England Style

When I was a child, American chop suey was my very favorite thing to eat, and even now it is often my first choice when I’m looking for a tasty, quick, and easy something to make for dinner.


When the One Cup Measure Doesn’t Measure One Cup

It didn’t take long for me to realize that my new measuring cups for dry ingredients weren’t giving me accurate measurements.


My Favorite Recipe for Divinity Fudge

The sweet tooth gene skipped a generation with me I think, because I am definitely not a fan of candy in general and fudge in particular. I do, however, like divinity fudge, and we usually make a batch for Christmas each year. My sons used to call it “cloud candy.”


Making Gingerbread Boys

This recipe was sent to me by a reader who lives in Germany. She wrote that she always makes these gingerbread boys every Christmas, not for her children, but for her husband of forty-three years.


Easy To Peel Hard Boiled Eggs

If you’ve ever struggled to peel a hard boiled egg or ended up with a greenish yolk, try this… Start with eggs that have been refrigerated for several days (more than a week is best). NEW EGGS WILL NOT PEEL EASILY.


How To Make Sweet Pickles One Jar At A Time

Reader question… “I am wondering if you have a recipe for sweet pickles that I can make and keep in the refrigerator like with your dill pickle recipe.”