Air-Fried Pumpkin Seeds

Ingredients: I mixed the seeds, oil, and salt together and then air-fried the seeds at 380 degrees Fahrenheit for 15 minutes. Every so often, I would remove the frying pan and shake them up a bit. The seeds are delicious to eat as a snack, especially as they are nice and crispy. However, we planContinue reading “Air-Fried Pumpkin Seeds”

July 24, 2021 Beefy Eggplant Parmigiana

About this time every year we face the challenge of using the remaining produce canned or frozen from last year.  There are a few freezer bags of tomatoes, eggplants, zucchini, peppers, and kale taking up real estate in the deep freezer from 2020.  There are still several jars of pickled banana peppers and chutney fromContinue reading “July 24, 2021 Beefy Eggplant Parmigiana”

July 23, 2021 Air-Fried Herb-Crusted Salmon with Zucchini Curls

We had a nice piece of salmon thawed in the meat drawer of the fridge that I wanted to prepare tonight for dinner.  And of course we have all this zucchini.  I am challenging myself to come up with creative, delicious, novel ways to serve up this vegetable – after all I don’t want toContinue reading “July 23, 2021 Air-Fried Herb-Crusted Salmon with Zucchini Curls”

“Chuzzlewit Cheese Pie 2 cups half-and-half 4 ounces (1 stick) unsalted butter ½ cup all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder ½ teaspoon sea salt ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper 2 teaspoons Dijon-style mustard 8 large eggs ½ pound extra-sharp Cheddar cheese, grated ½ pound Gruyère cheese, grated In a small saucepan, heat the half-and-half over medium-lowContinue reading

The Most Amazing Chocolate Cake

The Most Amazing Chocolate Cake is here. Moist, chocolaty perfection. This is the chocolate cake you’ve been dreaming of!— Read on Zachary chose this recipe for his birthday cake this year. We had so much fun putting this together. We chose to make the 2/3 recipe because a three layer cake seemed like tooContinue reading “The Most Amazing Chocolate Cake”