Monthly Archives: March 2012

Lasagne al Pesto

About seven years ago, Mark and I went to Italy.  Ever since, we have wanted to return.  One of our favorite places was Vernazza in Cinque Terre.  The area is known for its Pesto, and I still remember having gnocchi … Continue reading

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Grandma’s Bowl

Submitted by Bev: My recipe for Grandma’s Day will be my grandmother’s famous potato salad.  In the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s my grandmother sold her potato salad commercially.  It was so popular that people came from other towns to get … Continue reading

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Cooking with Italian Grandmothers

I’ve found it. A book that meets my love for delicious recipes, great photos, touching stories, and cooking assignment. This just arrived from Amazon: And it looks AMAZING. Caio!

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Further Evidence

I already posted about my apprehension on cooking my Grandmas’ recipes here. My Mom unearthed the recipe boxes inherited from my Grandparents. They almost scream of the promise of processed deliciousness. If you’re not sure this is the same Tomato … Continue reading

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Nan-Tastic Sandwiches

So you may remember a little sandwich that looks like this: Heidi brought them to the first meeting of our club.  Their actual name is Chicken and Brie Croque, but she calls them Nan-tastic sandwiches because her friend, Nancy, uses … Continue reading

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A Lesson in Kitchen Mishaps

My usual Sous Chef is not known to be tidy.  He’s not known to be quick.  What he lacks in experience he makes up for in enthusiasm. Mason’s favorite task in the kitchen is cracking eggs. until… oops. the shells … Continue reading

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Grandma Douglas’ Schneckin

OK, I’ve made these before- but I think they were even better this time around.  Take a peek. This is from Tom Douglas’ Seattle Kitchen. As a side note- the above was the last picture before my camera mysteriously went … Continue reading

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Grandma Irene’s Danish Puff and Nanaimo Bars

Danish Puffs (breakfast treat) and Nanaimo bars were popular in the 1950s.  Delicious then.  Delicious now.

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My New Asian Grandmother

In looking for some Grandmotherly inspiration, I stumbled across a great blog The Asian Grandmother’s Cookbook.  Sounds promising right? Thinking these recipes look pretty tasty, I had a hankering for a dish I used to eat a lot in my youth- Sweet … Continue reading

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Grandma Louise’s Oatmeal with Grated Apple

No reason to wait for dinner to start working on Grandma’s Recipes.  This is from When French Women Cook, a Gastronomic Memoir.  Sounds pretty high brow, but really was a quite delicious basic oatmeal that I will probably make again… and again. … Continue reading

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