Monday, May 28, 2012

Mom's Baked Beans

Long before baked beans came in a can, you made your own.  I remember when mom would make these, and serve them hot and bubbly from the oven.

I've served my share of baked beans from a can, and some are even pretty good.  However, this Memorial Day, I decided to dig back into my recipe archives; the card file with the recipes written in "little girl" handwriting and make mom's baked beans to enjoy  later this Memorial Day with traditional grilled burgers and dogs and homemade potato salad!

This recipe is very easy and most nearly all ingredients are ones you would have in your pantry or fridge.  The exception maybe the molasses.  I had just enough molasses for this batch of beans and my shopping list has been updated to buy a new bottle on my next trip to the grocery.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Rhubarb Tart with Streusel Topping

Springtime is one of my favorite times of year.  In addition to fresh strawberries, one of my favorite things is rhubarb.  Not everyone loves it and I understand if you don't.  However, if you enjoy it as much as  do, then give this tart a try. 

My vacation this spring resulted in my missing prime rhubarb time, but I was able to salvage enough to make this tart before the heat set in which turns the stalks into inedible masses of stringy hollow straws.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Cannellini Bean Salad

I recently returned from a fabulous vacation in Italy where I fixed this salad as one of our contributions to the Pici Night Dinner at Cretaiole.  Pici is a hand rolled pasta that is specific to the Val d'Orcia area of Italy where I was staying.  More on that some other time.

This is an easy recipe with simple ingredients that is very good and healthy.  I hope you enjoy it.

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My career is in IT.  Cooking and photography are among a few of my hobbies. In my spare time, which is most weekends I tie on my apron and exercise my creativity by trying new recipes and adapting them to my tastes. I also have a passion for photography that I incorporate by taking photographs to go along with the recipes I post on my blog.  
I also enjoy travel, both near and abroad. Meeting new people, new experiences and cultures and oh, not to mention the food! I hope you enjoy my blog.