Dumplings

My Great Grandma Zetsell shared the “recipe” for these dumplings, though my father thinks the recipe was brought from England with my great great Grandma Heighes. He said that they were a very inexpensive way to fill up hungry tummies when times were tight.

Dumplings are wonderful in chicken broth, with veggies, or with sausage, fried onions, mushrooms, garlic and butter.  My favorite way though, is warm with some good butter and salt and garlic.

They do not reheat very well, so only make enough for one night.

(What fun, I learned that they are also called Kluski Kładzione and they are a polish drop noodle.  Some recipes use milk in place of the water!)

Great Grandma’s Pizzelles


Grandma Bea would make pizzelles and store them in tin coffee containers. After she died, my parents bought a pizzelle maker and passed the recipe on to Andrea.

Pekoura

Mark was given this recipe by our friend Morsal.  When she learned that Mark really liked the deep fried potatoes, she shared her version of it with him.

Caramel Popcorn

Jan 19th is national popcorn day. What better way to celebrate than with a fresh bowl of caramel corn?

Cream Puffs

When Andrea was nine years old, she discovered cream puffs.  She wanted to learn to bake them and would keep asking for me to teach her.  Finally, I gave her a recipe for French  Profiteroles and let her make a batch.  Was she surprised to learn they were cream puffs.

While we usually eat these with whipped cream and homemade nutella or chocolate sauce, they are also very good with vanilla ice cream.

Chocolate Hazelnut Butter

We found hazelnuts on a very good sale and we wanted to make something like “Nutella”.   Researching ideas, we discovered how easy it was to make our own.

This recipe is slightly crunchy since the coconut sugar does not dissolve well.  We have tried warming up the coconut oil and mixing them before adding to the hazelnuts and that helps some.

Curry

We enjoy curry in many ways.  Allan came up with this simple recipe.

I prefer curry without bones, so I often use boneless chicken breast and thighs.  Allan prefers it with bones, and it tastes as good with chicken pieces.

Gluten Free Dark Chocolate Brownies

Andrea wanted a less sweet grain free brownie.  It is slightly crumbly and a little dry, but goes wonderfully with ice cream or whipped cream.

If you want it sweeter, replace part or all of the unsweetened chocolate with semi sweet baking chocolate.

Mango Lassi

Very good drink on a hot day or after an Indian meal.