I have been hard at work updating my online content. It has been a lot of work. I am taking a break from publishing desserts and high calorie treats. For the next few months I will be focusing on healthier options, and incorporate a little bit of my workout information as well. For the next few months it is all going to be about good sources of protein, portion size, and nutrition.
If there is anything in particular you would like me to make, send me an email.
my husband came home from work, he was so hungry he felt weak. He made himself
this sandwich. It is a Baguette with bacon, mayo, lettuce, cheese and Ranch
Dressing. It was one of the most disgusting things I have ever seen. It
reminded me of something served at one of those crappy Greek deli’s in the
he said to me, “Naomi, never underestimate the love between a man and his
Of all the
recipes that I have made, I am most famous for my cheesecakes. I was living in
Brooklyn New York when I made my first cheesecake. After collecting three
different cheesecake recipes, compiled my grocery list, I headed off to the
Kosher grocery store just down the street.
surprised that the recipes called for Philadelphia cream cheese. I thought that
cheesecakes called for some other kind of cheese. I made all three cheesecakes
in one evening.
My roommate said, “wow, you are serious about this, aren’t you?”
course, if one wants to learn how to do something well, one must be serious
Of the three
cheesecakes, two of them were perfect, and the third was not so perfect...
of the things I love the most about Washington State is the wild blackberry
bushes that grow everywhere. When I was about twelve years old, I started my
first little business. I picked gallons of wild blackberries then sold them to
local restaurants. I was able to make enough money to buy some clothes for
school and some ice cream.
summer, I introduced my husband to blackberry picking. He was not that good at
it. I am a pro. So, I canned several pounds of wild blackberries and sold them
for $8 each. I plan on doing it again this summer. It is a lot of work, but it
is a tradition for me.
is so much moisture in blackberries, that you cannot really make pies. The
bottom of the pie will be mushy. Cobbler is the way to go with blackberry.
oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9x13 inch baking pan.
a large bowl, combine sugar, flour and salt. Set aside.
a small saucepan, bring 1 cup butter, water and 3 tablespoons cocoa to a boil.
Remove from heat. Add to flour mixture and beat until smooth.
a separate bowl, Mix sour cream, eggs, baking soda and cayenne pepper. Add to
the cake batter. Blend well. Pour batter into 9x13 inch pan.
at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 20 to 30 minutes, or until toothpick
inserted into center of cake comes out clean. Allow to cool.
the Frosting: Melt 1/4 cup butter, add 1/3 cup cocoa. Add confectioners sugar,
milk and vanilla. Mix until smooth and free of lumps.
Decorating the Cake
frosting on the cooled cake. Cut into squares and serve. When I make this cake,
I like to serve it with a side of vanilla ice cream and one banana. They pepper
is what makes the flavor of this cake very unique. Few people will be able to
guess what is in this cake.
was a delicious little breakfast that I made for my family. Serve it on a side
of fruit or mixed berries.
cup strawberry preserves
slices day-old white bread
a small bowl, beat eggs, milk and salt; set aside. Spread preserves on four
slices of bread; top with the remaining bread. Trim crusts; cut each sandwich
into three strips. Dip both sides in egg mixture. Cook on a lightly greased hot
griddle for 2 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Dust with
confectioners' sugar if desired.
When I first saw this picture, I thought this was a wonderful idea for parties. This concoction has three things: cranberry juice, blue Gatorade and seven up.
The look is achieved by following two elementary rules.
Rule one: juice with more sugar will be denser and should be on the bottom. Juice with less sugar, and more bubbles should be on top.
Rule two: pour slowly. The look is achieved simply by slowly pouring the blue Gatorade ontop of the cranberry juice. Pour the Gatorade onto a spoon to prevent it from pouring deep into the cranberry juice. The ice floats because it has some air in it. It made me wonder whether or not we could do this with other juices.