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Monday, April 30, 2012

Cranberry Walnut Bread

This is a delicious cranberry walnut bread that my mom made, and it is completely fabulous. I'll show you the way through pictures!

Here's the basic recipe- feel free to alter amounts or types of add-ins! (And by the way, WW flour = whole wheat or white whole wheat flour)

Here's the dough mixed up and ready to rise overnight...

Here's the bread baking in a greased glass casserole dish- covered for the first part...

And uncovered for the second part.
Here's the bread just out of the oven- with the thermometer testing for 205 F.

Here's the finished bread...

And the bread sliced and beautiful. I hope you give this a try!

Savor it!
love, rue

Monday, April 23, 2012

Honey-Butter Salmon

This is a fantastically delicious recipe for salmon- simple, quick, you just throw it in the oven and there you are. It only takes a minute or two to mix up the sauce and throw together the ingredients.

Here's the sauce being mixed up...

Poured over the salmon...

And the salmon all ready for the oven!!

Honey Butter Salmon
-about 3 medium salmon fillets (recipe is adjustable)
-1 tablespoon dijon mustard
-2 teaspoons honey
-2 tablespoons melted butter
-panko or other bread crumbs
Make sure the salmon is about room temp- make sure that it isn't frozen if it came that way.
Preheat oven to 375 F. Grease a pan big enough for the salmon fillets. Lay the fillets in the pan.
Mix together the mustard, honey, and butter to make the sauce. Pour over the salmon, coating completely.
Top the salmon with a generous sprinkle of panko or other bread crumbs.
Season with salt and pepper.
Bake at 375 F for 15-20 minutes or until fish is flaky.

And here's the finished salmon- delicious and flaky!!!

Savor it!
love, rue

p.s. this is a glass pyrex pan from some decades ago that I found at Goodwill. It's pink on the outside and oh-so-cute, so keep an eye out for vintage finds like these at Goodwill and other thrift stores!

Monday, April 16, 2012

Roasted Brussel Sprouts

This is a super-simple recipe. It follows the same lines as my other roasting recipes, and I promise you'll love brussel sprouts this way!

The sprouts in the bowl with oil and spices.

And the sprouts ready for the oven...

Roasted Brussel Sprouts
-brussel sprouts
-olive oil
-salt, pepper
-garlic, onion powder
Trim excess leaves from the sprouts, trim the ends, then cut in half. Toss with olive oil and spices. Place cut-side down on a baking sheet and roast at 375 F for approximately 30 mins- watch until they get crispy but not too overdone. Simple!

And the roasted sprouts- delicious!

Savor it!
love, rue

Monday, April 9, 2012

Deep-dish brownies with add-ins

I love this recipe for deep-dish brownies. They're fudgy and delicious and super easy to mix up in just one bowl. I think I blogged the basic recipe before, but here's a slightly more embellished version... these have chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, and walnuts. yum!

Here's the batter all ready to go...

Deep Dish Brownies
-3/4 cup butter
-1 1/2 cups sugar
-3 eggs
-1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
-3/4 cup flour
-1/2 cup cocoa
-1/2 teaspoon baking powder
-1/2 teaspoon salt
Grease an 8'' square pan, or line it with parchment paper.
Melt the butter, then stir in the sugar. Stir in the eggs and vanilla, then add the dry ingredients.
Bake at 350 F for 40-45 minutes.

And here they are all baked up- couldn't get a picture before we started eating them!

Savor it!
love, rue