Monthly Archives: September 2012

Parfait! Whoopie Pies – Now Dairy Free!

Well… in truth, there wasn’t that much dairy in these puppies anyway; 5 tablespoons of butter and 1 cup of milk spread over a dozen or so pies, but every little bit helps. As for that creamy, fluffy frosting? Well… … Continue reading

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

When I opened up the Sunday Parade Supplement a few weeks back and came across this recipe from Alicia Silverstone, I knew I was gonna be trying it: chocolate and peanut butter and graham crackers and dairy free (if you … Continue reading

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Best! Good-For-You Sweet Potato Fries

Spicy. Kinda Crispity. And not really fried at all – this is one fine way to enjoy a sweet potato. I came across several interesting recipes on – you can use it on your computer, but I love the … Continue reading

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Beer Marinated Skirt Steak

So, I had this coupon… I am a total sucker for a decent coupon; I mean, I won’t bother with one for stuff I don’t normally use, but who can turn down a coupon for beef? Only, it was a … Continue reading

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Root Beer Ice Cream

Well… root beer SOY ice cream – we’re still trying to limit teh dairy stuff – and this is a REAL DEAL VEGAN recipe by Hannah Kaminsky via her blog, BitterSweet. As a side note, ours is not a vegan … Continue reading

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Parfait! Afternoon Delight Tomatoes

Tis the season for tomatoes; lots of tomatoes from everyone’s garden – not my garden, mind you, but everyone else’s – and there’s just so many tomato, red onion and mayonnaise sammiches you can eat before all that bounty turns … Continue reading

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Champagne Braised Pearl Onions

OK, I admit it, I am a kindofa champagne snob. Growing up, it was always Moët & Chandon; and when I lived out West I flirted briefly with California’s Domaine Chandon (what a way to say ‘welcome to California’). Then, … Continue reading

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Spicy Russian Salad Dressing

I came across this recipe from The Victory Garden somewhere, can’t recall where, but the ingredients looked  interesting, and there was this new stuff I wanted to try. We try to limit Rich’s dairy intake, so when I came across … Continue reading

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4 Mustard Roast Pork Tenderloin

Our friends Barb and Justin buy a lot of their meats – mostly pork products – from this place just up the road from us in Pleasant Prairie; and Barb gave us a tenderloin and a couple of bacon-wrapped chops … Continue reading

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Four Mustard Chicken

So, the original recipe, from the nice folk at, calls for this to be a chicken wing sauce thing – which I guess you toss the wings in after you’ve fried? baked? whatever? them. Thing is, they weren’t terribly … Continue reading

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