Monthly Archives: May 2016

Red Cabbage and Carrot Slaw with Poppy Seed Dressing

Memorial Day is just around the corner, as is the summer picnic season. Coleslaw is a must-have at many barbecues. This recipe is a nice alternative to regular green cabbage coleslaw. This recipe, my mother’s, is delicious and adds beautiful … Continue reading

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Strawberry Rhubarb Jam

My husband came into the house this week with 20 lbs. of rhubarb from the yard. We’ve shared some with family and friends, baked a few desserts, and made some jam. This recipe for strawberry rhubarb jam is made without … Continue reading

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Soft and Creamy Homemade Ricotta Cheese

I posted a recipe for homemade ricotta cheese almost four years ago. Using just milk and buttermilk, it has a stiffer curd and works beautifully when well-drained for cannoli cream. When I want to make a more delicate, soft, and … Continue reading

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Cream Cheese Flan

This is my favorite recipe for flan. The cream cheese adds a slightly firmer texture and mildly tangy flavor. The trickiest part of the recipe is making the caramel, which burns easily if not monitored. I’ve burned a lot of … Continue reading

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