Archives for October 2009

My Grandma’s Brandy Apfelradln

Some mornings my grandma would show up on her bike at my childhood home with a basket of these, still warm, covered in cinnamon and sugar. For breakfast. When she would watch us, my sister and I would ask if she could make them. “Grandma, can you make apple raddles? Please? We have apples!” And […]

Brandy Apfelradln

4 large apples 1 cup sugar 1/4 cup brandy 1 tablespoon cinnamon 1-1/2 cups flour pinch of salt 2 eggs, separated 1 cup milk 2 tablespoons butter, melted oil or reconstituted clarified butter for frying 1/2 cup sugar 1 tablespoon cinnamon Peel and core apples. Slice into thin rounds. Mix together sugar, brandy and cinnamon. […]

The Pit Beef Comes to Us

We try to maintain active social lives, and even though the O6 are a busy family, we usually are able to cram all of our family commitments in and still have time for the occasional show at First Ave. , movie with the gang, or random gathering at a local dining establishment.  This was not […]

Pit Beef

1 beef roast, 3-4 lbs, top round or tri tip 1 tbsp kosher salt 1 tbsp fresh black pepper shaved white onions Sauce: combine the following 4 tbsp horseradish 1/4 cup sour cream 1 tsp dijon 1 tsp mayonnaise Trim the roast, coat well with salt and pepper.  Broil over a charcoal fire turning every […]

The Monday Menu: October 26, 2009

Kumquat’s face says it all. I managed to do it. We went to an apple orchard. We took pictures in the leaves later that day at the park. We painted pumpkins. Seasonal activities abound. I may not have cleaned my house this weekend, but I did get all of the grocery shopping done and found […]

My Take on Homemade Candy Corn

My kids have been complaining lately and with good reason. I have been procrastinating something fierce with moving into the fall season. It hasn’t necessarily been intentional. No. It’s just that there has been so much to do and juggle that things like seasonal baking have gotten pushed aside to make room for coordinating the […]

Scallion and Lime Butter on Brick Grilled Chicken

1 whole roaster chicken 6 tablespoons butter at room temperature 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1-1/2 teaspoons cumin 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 1/2 teaspoon fresh black pepper 4 scallions chopped (whites and greens) 1/2 lime, juiced 8×10″ or larger brick heavy-duty aluminum foil Wrap brick in aluminum foil and place on grill. Light grill. Mix together […]