Archives for June 2013

Ricotta Pancake Strawberry Stacks with Honey Rhubarb Syrup

This recipe for honey whole wheat ricotta pancakes stacked with strawberries and drizzled with a honey rhubarb syrup makes an easy breakfast or breakfast for dinner. I fully realize that in some areas of the country strawberries signify spring. In my area of the country, strawberry season started just two days ago. Here strawberries blush […]

Ricotta Pancakes

1 cup ricotta 3 eggs 1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour 3 tablespoons honey 1 teaspoon extract of choice (e.g. vanilla, almond) or 1 tablespoon citrus zest Preheat a flat griddle or a cast iron pan. In a medium bowl mix together the ricotta and the eggs until smooth. Stir in the flour, honey, and […]

Honey Rhubarb Syrup

2 cups water 1 cup chopped rhubarb 1/2 cup honey Place the water, rhubarb, and the honey in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Stir to combine. Heat until the mixture boils, and then reduce the heat and simmer for 10 minutes until the liquid reduces by about one-third. Strain the rhubarb from the mixture. This […]

Dissecting Lunches for Your Summer Vacation {Eat Well, Spend Less}

Take a look at how to survive summer with these kid-friendly lunch ideas for everything from road tripping to lounging around the house. Summer, when kids run wild and reckless with abandon. This month on the Eat Well, Spend Less series we’re looking at all the ins and outs of summer eating, be it cookouts, […]

Homemade South Carolina Style Mustard Barbecue Sauce

After much pleading and prodding, Ole shares his secret sauce: Homemade South Carolina Style Mustard Barbecue Sauce. Or does he? Getting this recipe was like pulling teeth, and I’m pretty sure we have an impacted molar still hiding in there somewhere. Read on for barbecue wisdom. In the summer of 2003 I pulled the trigger. […]

Homemade South Carolina Mustard Barbecue Sauce

1 tablespoon butter 2 cloves garlic, minced 1/4 cup minced yellow onion 1/2 cup yellow mustard 1/3 cup palm sugar packed (can substitute brown sugar) 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar 1 tablespoon Louisiana-style hot sauce salt and pepper to taste In a small saucepan melt the butter over medium heat. Add the garlic and onion […]

Say Hello to Summer with Key Lime Pie Pops

Creamy yogurt-and-honey key lime pie frozen pops on a stick with a crunchy graham cracker pie crust. Excuse the mess. My kids are home for the summer. The skies are crying. No. Literally, the skies are crying and the kids are stuck inside with me. Send help. This rain is casting its dark-clouded self over […]