Lila’s Fresh Cucumber Pickles

Growing up during the Great Depression my grandmother, Lila, was raised on thrifty, economical cooking.  The recipe below is one of those thrifty recipes that has survived being passed down through the decades due to its subtle, fresh flavors and easy preparation. This is not a recipe for traditional pickles, but a recipe for a…

Chicken Enchilada Casserole

I have a hard time rolling up corn tortillas and getting them to stay together during the baking process.  But corn tortillas have a great taste, with the added benefit of being gluten free.  The recipe below is my enchilada/corn tortilla compromise. Chicken Enchilada Casserole Ingredients: 3 pre-cooked, diced Chicken Breasts 3 sliced Scallions 4…

Naan Flatbreads

A few weeks ago my Aunt Deb introduced me to the idea of using pre-made naan to make flatbreads. I thought it was a great way to make flatbreads without the fuss and mess of having to roll out dough.  The smooth and subtle taste of garlic naan is also lovely with the more traditional…

Cornmeal, Coconut, & Marmalade Cake

I could not resist testing out this Semolina, Coconut, and Marmalade Cake recipe when I stumbled upon it in the Jerusalem cookbook.  I though that it would be a stellar way to showcase the Ginger Marmalade I made a couple of weeks ago.  I swapped out the semolina flour for cornmeal because that was what I had…

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