Caprese Salad

Hi there! I took a short break, hope you didn’t miss me too much. :-) While this recipe has a long name – tomato, onion, fresh mozzarella and three-basil salad – this is a Caprese salad. Most recipes have variations – onions, capers, avocado… You can customize how you like it. Everything I have read … Continue reading

Tofu Egg-Free Salad

I’m guessing the person who saved these recipes was either vegetarian, had a family member who was, or was just open minded to various foods. Some vegetarian options are well known – such as tofu – but have a bad rep. I don’t love tofu, but I don’t hate it either. You will often find … Continue reading

Salade Nicoise

Any recipe that uses a fancy spelling and a French word makes it seem like it’s more special than it probably is. Salade Nicoise purports to take inspiration from Nice, France. Nicoise style is generally associated with tomatoes, garlic, black olives & anchovies. This recipe does include the tomatoes and anchovies, so perhaps it is … Continue reading

Cherry Torte

As we learned previously, a torte is a pretty layer cake. This one sounds like a lovely layer cake with a zwieback crust, a layer of cherries and then a creamy topping. You could sprinkle the top with cocoa powder or chocolate shavings for a gorgeous finish. Cherry Torte 1 1/2 cups zwieback crumbs 2 … Continue reading

Quick and Easy Pickles

This pickle recipe has a short list of ingredients – cucumbers, vinegar, salt, dry mustard. I’m not sure if I would like these as I’m most familiar with dill pickles, but it could be interesting to try something different. Quick and Easy Pickles Take sufficient cucumbers to fill three gallons. Choose the tiny variety and … Continue reading