Quick, Easy, and Delicious Beer Bread

INGREDIENTS 3 cups flour (sifted) 3 teaspoons baking powder (omit if using Self-Rising Flour) 1 teaspoon salt (omit if using Self-Rising Flour) 1⁄4 cup sugar 1 (12 ounce) can beer 1⁄2 cup melted butter (1/4 cup will do just fine) DIRECTIONS Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Mix dry ingredients and beer. Pour into a greased loaf pan. Pour melted butter over mixture. Bake 1 hour,…

Quick and Easy Irish Soda Bread

Ingredients 1 and 3/4 cups buttermilk* 1 large egg (optional, see note) 4 and 1/4 cups all-purpose flour (spoon & leveled), plus more for your hands and counter 3 Tablespoons granulated sugar 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon salt 5 Tablespoons unsalted butter, cold and cubed* optional: 1 cup raisins Preheat oven to 400F, lower if you use a convection oven. Use a seasoned 10–12-inch…

Add a Sicilian fig cookie to your life

Cuccidati Italian fig cookies recipe Cuccidati, or Italian fig cookies are traditional treats made during the Christmas season. Ingredients 2 sticks unsalted butter softened 4 cups all-purpose flour 3/4 cup granulated sugar 1 tablespoon baking powder 1/2 cup milk 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon vanilla 1 large egg 1/2 teaspoon vanilla 1 cup confectioner’s sugar 2 tablespoons lemon juice fresh 1/4 cup nonpareils colored sprinkles 2 cups dried figs 1 cup raisins 1 cup dates optional 3/4 cup walnuts 3/4 cup toasted almonds 1/2 cup honey 1/2 cup orange marmalade 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg 1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips…

Splurge on the last Zucchini

Zucchinis–about 2 large or 3 regular size.  Shred with a mandolin, grater, or food processor. 1 medium potato, shredded.  Salt to taste  freshly ground black pepper 1 egg, beaten 1/3 cup all-purpose flour 1/3 cup of grated Romano cheese 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 1 green onion, half shallot, and/or 1 garlic clove, finely chopped ⅓ cup…

A Crowd Pleaser – Stuffed mushrooms

June Newsletter An overview of ingredients for this tasty vegetable ½ cup panko bread crumbs ¼ cup finely grated Pecorino or Parmesan 2 tablespoons finely chopped Italian parsley 2 garlic cloves, pressed with a garlic press or grated 4 tablespoons olive oil Creme fraiche or cream cheese 1 small container (Optional) Salt and pepper to taste 1 package of large…

March Newsletter

Coming Soon––Free ebook for subscribers––excerpt below Smarty Pants by K. Nilsson I walked into the bar like I owned it. It wasn’t an attitude but my nature. My coworker and I attended a power moves conference in Houston, Texas. Gaslighting––I could have written a book on the topic. The axiom, ‘nice girls don’t manipulate,’ was…