Monday, April 12, 2021

Lemon Herbed Couscous

 I love dishes made with Lemon and Herbs. This is a delicious Couscous recipe.

Here's what you'll need:

A Saucepan with a Cover.

4 C Vegetarian Chicken Broth (I use Better Than Bouillon No Chicken Base)

2 TBS Butter (I use a Plant Based Butter)

1 TBS Olive Oil

1/2 tsp Salt

2 C Dried Plain Couscous

1 TBS Finely Chopped Fresh Parsley

1 TBS Chopped Chive or Green Onion

The Zest and Juice of 1 Lemon

In a Saucepan on Medium High Heat:





Stir to combine well and Bring to a Boil.

Add Couscous.

Remove from Heat and Cover. Allow to sit for 10 Minutes.



Chive or Green Onion

Zest and Juice of the Lemon

Stir to combine well.

Transfer to a Serving Bowl to Serve.


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Sunday, April 11, 2021


 I happen to like this simplicity of boiling Gnocchi and serving them with a Pasta Sauce or topped with Pesto. 

Another option after they are Boiled is to Fry them in Olive Oil until they're Crispy.

There are a variety of Brands to choose from.

This is the Brand I bought.

I've simply posted a link to a video.

PastaTV - Making The Perfect Gnocchi in Napoletana Sauce ... › watch

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US to Metric Conversion

 We often see a recipe in Metric Measurements and don't really want to look up each individual measurement to convert to US measurements. 

Here's an in-depth Guide.

The way the Blog is configured, a few of the conversions are on the right and slightly covered by the recipe list. I think you can figure them out if you look closely. I couldn't change that.

U.S. vs. Metric vs. Imperial (U.K.) Measures

Cooking Equivalent Measurements

Cooking can be challenging internationally due to the need to convert recipes to depending on where you live.  Compiled here are Cooking Equivalent Measurements for you to use when converting a recipe.

The charts below use standard U.S. measures following U.S. Government guideline. The charts offer equivalents for United States, metric, and Imperial (U.K.) measures.  All Cooking Equivalent Measurements are approximate and most have been rounded up or down to the nearest whole number.


Dry/Weight Measure

1/16 teaspoona dash
1/8 teaspoon or lessa pinch or 6 drops.5 ml
1/4 teaspoon15 drops1 ml
1/2 teaspoon30 drops2 ml
1 teaspoon1/3 tablespoon1/6 ounce5 ml
3 teaspoons1 tablespoon1/2 ounce14 grams
1 tablespoon3 teaspoons1/2 ounce14 grams
2 tablespoons1/8 cup1 ounce28 grams
4 tablespoons1/4 cup2 ounces56.7 grams
5 tablespoons pus 1 teaspoon1/3 cup2.6 ounces75.6 grams
8 tablespoons1/2 cup4 ounces1/4 pound113 grams
10 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons2/3 cup5.2 ounces151 grams
12 tablespoons3/4 cup6 ounces.375 pound170 grams
16 tablespoons1 cup8 ounces.500 or 1/2 pound225 grams
32 tablespoons2 cups16 ounces1 pound454 grams
64 tablespoons4 cups or 1 quart32 ounces2 pounds907 grams


Liquid or Volume Measurements

Jigger or measure1 1/2 or 1.5 fluid ounces3 tablespoons45 ml
1 cup8 fluid ounces1/2 pint16 tablespoons237 ml
2 cups16 fluid ounces1 pint32 tablespoons474 ml
4 cups32 fluid ounces1 quart64 tablespoons946 .4
2 pints32 fluid ounces1 quart4 cups946
4 quarts128 fluid ounces1 gallon16 cups3.785 liters
8 quarts256 fluid ounces or one peck2 gallons32 cups7.57 liters
4 pecksone bushel
dashless than 1/4 teaspoon



Conversions For Ingredients Commonly Used In Baking

1 cup all-purpose flour142 
1 cup granulated (white) sugar198 
1 cup firmly-packed brown sugar (light or dark)7198
1 cup powdered (confectioners') sugar4113
1 cup cocoa powder385
Butter (salted or unsalted)
4 tablespoons = 1/2 stick = 1/4 cup257
8 tablespoons = 1 stick =1/2 cup4113
16 tablespoons = 2 sticks = 1 cup8227


Oven Temperatures

Fahrenheit (Degrees)
Gas Mark (Imperial)
very cool
very moderate
moderately hot
very hot

Saturday, April 10, 2021

Butternut Crust Pizza from Ree Drummond, The Pioneer Woman

 I saw this on an episode of The Pioneer Woman and I like the idea of this Crust. I'm posting a link to the recipe so I can give full credit and use the photograph.

Butternut Crust Pizza Recipe | Ree Drummond | Food Network › ... › Ree Drummond


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Pizza Dough Salad Bowl from Ree Drummond

 I watched an episode of The Pioneer Woman, Ree Drummond, and I really like this recipe.

I'm simply posting a link to the recipe so I can give full credit and use the photograph.

Pizza Dough Salad Bowl Recipe | Ree Drummond | Food ... › ... › Ree Drummond


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Sunday, April 4, 2021

Chocolate Banana Shake and a Fruit Smoothie

 These are two Shake/Smoothie recipes that I like.

I buy bags of Frozen Fruit for the Fruit Smoothie and for Yonanas recipes. I have a Yonanas Post on the Blog.

Chocolate Banana Shake

2 C Almond Milk

1 Banana

3 TBS Cocoa Powder. I recommend Rodelle, Ghirardelli or Hershey's Special Dark.

2 TBS Honey

1 tsp Vanilla

Add all ingredients to a Blender. Blend until Smooth.

Serve over Ice.

Fruit Smoothie

1 C Frozen Strawberry pieces.

1 C Frozen Blackberries.

1 C Frozen Raspberries

(Or 3 C of Frozen Mixed Berries that have been Thawed)

3/4 C Almond Milk

Add all ingredients to a Blender.

Blend until Smooth.

Serve over Ice.


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English Piccallili

 I recently purchased some Piccalilli at our local British Emporium. Really like it. 

It's used as an Accompaniment to Foods such as Fish, Cooked Vegetables, Sausages, Bacon, Eggs (Fried, Poached and Hard Boiled), Toast, Cheese and Tomatoes. It's usually used to accompany a Dish on a Plate rather than as a Bread Spread. It's popular as a Relish with Cold Meats such as Ham and Roast Beef.

I spent a great deal of time researching recipes to make it myself and here's my choice with the same ingredients that are in the one I bought.

Here's what you'll need:

Canning Jars

A  Large Pot to Boil the Jars

(CANNING TIP): Boiling Water should completely cover the Jars

Process for 10 Minutes.

Jar Lids should POP when removed from the Water, it let's you know the Jars are Sealed.

3 C Cauliflower Florets cut into very small pieces

1 C small diced Gherkin Pickles or Cornichons.

10 oz. Pearl Onions, peeled. (TIP: Boil them for 3 minutes, transfer to Ice Bath to stop the Cooking. When cool, slice off the Root End and Pinch to release the Peel.

2 TBS. Kosher Salt

3 C Malt Vinegar, divided.

3/4 C Granulated Sugar

3 TBS. Cornstarch

6 TBS Dry Mustard. I recommend Coleman's Mustard Powder.

3 TBS. Turmeric Powder

In a Large Mixing Bowl:




Sprinkle with Salt.

Stir to combine well

Cover with Plastic Wrap and allow to sit at room temperature overnight.

The Next Day:

Drain the Vegetables in a Colander and Rinse well with Cold Water.

Drain Well.

In a Small Bowl:




1 C Vinegar

Whisk Well and Set Aside.

In a Large Saucepan on Medium Heat:

2 C Remaining Vinegar


Heat until Sugar has completely dissolved (2 minutes).

Add Cornstarch Mixture.

Whisk for 2 minutes until Bubbly and Thick.



Stir to combine well.

Heat on Medium for 10 - 12 minutes, stirring until the Cauliflower is tender.

Remove from Heat.

Transfer to Canning Jars.

Seal and Process in Boiling Water in a Large Pot.

Store at Room Temperature in a Pantry for up to 6-8 Weeks to allow Flavors to mix together.

Refrigerate after opening.


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