Apple & Onion Tart

A very savory dish that pairs perfectly with a bottle of white wine is this apple and onion tart. I’m sure you’re wondering “what kind of combination is that”? And you Know what, so did I when I first read the recipe. Then the more I thought about it, the more I thought … I have to try this! Sometimes the old fashioned recipes have a flavor combination that is new to our taste buds, but wonderfully perfect. This dish goes well with a Chardonnay or other crisp white wine. If you’re planning a wine tasting, serve this tart, some plain crackers, two types of cheese and some grapes on a tray. Your guests will be suitably impressed! Apple & Onion Tart Recipe Ingredients: 4 TB butter 2 onions 2 t. coarse kosher salt 1/2 t. ground black pepper 3 lg. eggs 1 c. heavy whipping cream 1 1/2 t ground nutmeg 1 sweet-tart baking apple Pastry dough for one 11-inch tart or 9-inch deep-dish pie Directions: Preheat oven to 400⁰F. In a skillet over medium heat, melt butter. Add onions, salt and pepper, cook until soft. Reduce heat to very low, stirring occasionally, until onions are pale gold, about 20 minutes. … Continue reading →

Strawberry Pink Lemonade

Spring time means yellow and pink and green to me. The flowers are blooming and the pastel wardrobes begin appearing in stores. The weather begins to warm up and we start drinking a lot more cold beverages at my house. It’s important to note that we always drink the hot coffee and tea, but we don’t break out the iced tea or lemonade until outside temperatures reach above 72 degrees. Since we drink iced tea by the gallon, we often reach a saturation point – yes, it’s possible. And we start looking for other refreshing beverages. That’s where the lemonade comes into play. Lemonade is popular with folks of all ages, from little children to white haired grannies, you’ll find people willing to drink a glass of lemonade. The pretty yellow and pink colors seem to add to the coolness of the glass, too. This recipe calls for added sliced strawberries, they add a beautiful red accent as well as a bit of sweetness. Served up in a tall frosty glass, this beverage is worthy of any baby or bridal shower as well as your family picnic. Strawberry Pink Lemonade Ingredients: 2 quarts pink lemonade ½ lemon ½ lime 5 … Continue reading →

Spinach Salad with Strawberries Recipe

Syndicated column from week of May 20, 2013.  Salads are a great way to celebrate spring’s arrival and the beginning of gardening season. This super salad is an excellent light lunch for two. It’s full of flavor and vitamins. I usually use a combination of lettuce and spinach in my salads, but this one relies on the fresh spinach leaves for the base. The result is a slightly lighter salad, yet it stands on its own quite easily. This recipe is for two servings. That makes it nice to fix for a summer lunch and you won’t extra salad to worry about saving for supper. It’s also a great recipe for a single supper serving. Spinach Salad   Ingredients: 2 cups fresh baby spinach 1 hard boiled egg 1 cup cooked broccoli 1 cooked chicken tender ¼ cup cheese crumbles 4 strawberries, sliced 2 slices rye bread, cubed Italian dressing Directions: Tear the spinach leaves into several pieces each. Slice the hardboiled egg and layer over the spinach. Add the cooked, chopped broccoli and chicken. Sprinkle the cheese and strawberry slices over the salad. Top with bread cubes and dressing. Serve. Make it a Meal:  Double the serving size to … Continue reading →