Beef stew with flavor-boosting red wine, sirloin steak, fresh thyme, Italian seasonings, potatoes, carrots and corn. With both stove top and slow cooker methods included in the directions. . . my preference is for the crock pot.
Roasting carrots caramelizes their sugars so they take on a resemblance to sweet potatoes or butternut squash. The distinct, sharp flavor carrots are known for turns into something altogether different. Mild and sweet, but not overly so, they retain a savory side capable of converting any carrot hater. When you add the brightness of fresh lemon, pungent garlic and zingy ginger to the mix they… [Read more]
This is a recipe for Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting inspired by Alton Brown. I say inspired because I made a lot of changes, especially to his method. Who uses a food processor to mix a cake? I don’t even have a food processor large enough. Besides, I like to use a hand mixer. Call me old-fashioned but part of the fun of baking… [Read more]
This is a tasty quick bread recipe made with carrot, banana, golden raisins, and walnuts. Whole wheat flour and oats add whole grain, nutritious goodness to it. There’s no refined sugar or oil. It’s sweetened entirely with honey and banana and uses Greek yogurt instead of oil. But don’t let all this healthy talk throw you off. You wouldn’t know by taste alone unless I… [Read more]
This is a recipe for Cottage Pie – akin to Shepherd’s Pie the only difference being it’s made with beef instead of lamb. It’s a one-dish meal that’s layered in a casserole: beef first, followed by peas and corn, and then buttery garlic carrot mashed potatoes dolloped over top for the crust. It’s English in origin and was made as a way to use up… [Read more]
Even though I didn’t watch a lot of Bugs Bunny growing up I do have a favorite episode. I don’t remember much about it except Bugs in a carrot garden of giant carrots that are taller than him. That’s all I could think about when I was making this. That and how I was always the first one up in my house on the weekends. … [Read more]