American

American cuisine

ZUCCHINI FRITTERS

When zucchini is plentiful I shred it and freeze 2 cups in a baggie.  It is easier to use fresh than to wait for the thawing.  Don't drain if using thawed.  This recipe was one my mother (Barbara Moran Mackie) found years ago and our whole family loves.  There are lots of variations out there, but this is simple and we serve it with sliced tomatoes and cucumbers or a salad or just by themselves.

POTATOES ROMANOFF

Simple casserole to make the night before for a family gathering.

CRANBERRY CHUTNEY

Nice compliment for Thanksgiving dinner.  Makes a pretty gift.

BARBARA'S PEACH CONSERVE

I like this as a compliment to cheese souffle.  It's good right out of the jar and the pecans are great.  I remember driving to New York State to buy the peaches when they were in season to make this.

HANNAH'S CHOCOLATE CHIP BANANA MUFFINS

Hannah is living in Spokane with 5 friends who are going to nursing school,.  She's working as a nanny for 3 children a few days a week to support her schooling,  She's cooking for herself and this is one of her first recipes.

RED RABBIT

This is comfort food.  Amy Koniencki and I love this.  My mother used to make if for Jackie and me and who knows where the recipe came from, but the Red Rabbit name had to be a version of rarebit.  We had a book we loved called The Little Rabbit Who Wanted Red Wings and I wonder if we adapted the name from that.

CHERRY COOKIES

For Christmas my mother always made lots of cookies and my sister and I would get to help.  This was a favorite and she'd let Jackie and I roll the cookies into little balls and then dip a little "cheese" glass in flour and flatten each cookie.  We'd always sample the cherries and we ended up with pink hands from handling the dough,

WHOOPIE PIES

There are many recipes out there, but this is one I have used since my children were small.  I used to make a double batch and wrap each one in waxed paper to take camping.  I brought them to a club meeting one time and a man almost swooned (fainted) when he saw them and tasted them.  He said he'd been trying to find a recipe for them ever for many years.  I gave him the recipe, but every time I'd see him he's ask if I had brought any whoopie pies.

DREAM BARS


Unusual cookies with my favorite ingredients, chocolate, sugar and meringue.

TOFFEE CRUNCH

Interesting toffee candy with surprising ingredient (saltines).

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