Monthly Archives: March 2013

Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies

Wow. That just about sums up this incredible dessert.  Wow.  Maybe even WOW. I had seen these brownies on the Just a Taste blog, and as usual for this site the pictures made my mouth water.  Ever since then I was looking for an occasion to make them, and with my daughter home from NYC […]

Sweet Onion Pizza

I have lunch with my in-laws every once in awhile, and like to try to make something when I stop by. This week I decided to make a pizza, but wanted it to be a bit different than the normal fare they get a Papa Gino’s. Since I like onion pizza, the combination I settled […]

Meatloaf Monday: Rumpel Family Meatloaf

I had run out of ideas for meatloaf when divine intervention struck – an email showed up in my inbox with a meatloaf recipe.  The ‘Rumpel Family Meatloaf’ recipe received 4.5 (out of 5) stars with over 1900 reviews on the website, so decided to make it the Rentsch Family Meatloaf this week. This […]

Second Time is the Charm Cookies

I had a craving for something sweet the other night, so started to rummage through the cupboards to see what I could find.  Store bought cookies?  Nada.  Ice cream?  Nope.  A Betty Crocker cake mix?  No again. Just before desperation set in I remembered a recipe for Cocoa Fudge Cookies from Cooking Light that I […]

Brazilian Fish Stew (Moqueca de Peixe)

Last night’s dinner was a Brazilian Fish Stew known as Moqueca de Peixe.  According to all I read, this is a traditional seafood dish from northern Brazil. This is a great fish stew, fragrant with garlic and peppers, featuring chunks of white fish and shrimp with hints of coconut milk. I found lots of recipes […]

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

There isn’t any Irish in this Swiss/German-Italian family, but that didn’t stop me from wanting to cook up something in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day.  I am not a big corned beef and cabbage kind of guy, but do love stew…so stew it was! In the days leading up to March 17th I had seen […]

Simply Delicious

Lately I have made Elise Bauer’s Simply Recipes food blog my ‘go to’ site when I am looking for something to make.  I used to go to, but my experience there was spotty – some of what I found was great, others so-so.  Everything – and I mean everything – I’ve made from Elise’s […]

Happy Pi Day

Pi Day is celebrated each March 14th by millions…well thousands…well hundreds (of mostly math teachers) each year.  I love it since it is a day with a built in excuse to bake a pie. This year I decided to try another crack at a coconut custard pie with a caramelized topping.  We make coconut custard […]