Chocolate Cake, dessert recipes
June 17, 2012 Ingredients 2 cups sugar 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour 3/4 cup HERSHEY’S Cocoa 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda 1 teaspoon salt 2 eggs 1 cup milk 1/2 cup vegetable oil 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1 cup boiling water “PERFECTLY CHOCOLATE” CHOCOLATE FROSTING (recipe follows) Directions 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour […] {More...}

Healthy Corn Muffin

Corn, Snacks, Sweets
June 7, 2012 Ingredients 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 cup sugar 3/4 cup cornmeal 1 tablespoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 eggs 1/2 cup shortening 1 cup milk, divided Directions In a mixing bowl, combine the dry ingredients. Add eggs, shortening and 1/2 cup of milk; beat for 1 minute. Add remaining milk; beat just until […] {Tags: , , } {More...}

Santa Fe Rice Salad

Bean and Rice
May 22, 2012 Ingredients 2/3 cup uncooked white rice 1 1/3 cups water 3/4 cup black beans, drained and rinsed 1 large tomato, seeded and diced 3/4 cup shredded Cheddar cheese 1/3 cup sliced green onions 1/3 cup vegetable oil 1/4 cup vinegar 1 tablespoon diced jalapeno peppers 1/2 teaspoon white sugar salt to taste 1 avocado – […] {Tags: } {More...}

Scarlet Turnip

May 14, 2012   Ingredients: couscous beets turnips radishes herbs olive oil lemon Directions: Cook cous cous according to directions. Let cool. Finely chop or slice vegetables you have in your refrigerator, such as beets, radishes and turnips. Finely chop herbs, again, any that you have in your refrigerator. Mix cous cous, vegetables and herbs. Sprinkle with salt […] {More...}

I’m Back! With Baby Bok Choy

Fun Food
Maybe you saw the Denver hail storm on the national news yesterday.  Just when we thought we were frost-free, golf-ball sized hail pelted down from the sky, denting hoods and squashing tender vegetables plants trying to make their way in the world.  Thankfully my neighborhood in Denver wasn’t hit and my vegetable garden will live […] {Tags: } {More...}

Jerusalem Artichoke, I Mean Sunchoke

The Jerusalem Artichoke got the “most interesting vegetable” award (at least in my book) at the Boulder Farmers’ Market last week.  I’d seen them last fall.  I was even given one as a sample by a generous farmer who noticed me hovering around them with a look of befuddlement.  But alas, I tucked it into […] {More...}