Archive for May, 2008

Potato Pancakes

This time, I have two different versions of the same recipe, so I’m going to post them together. Jesse and I tried the instant version, and while they were okay, they definitely need some work. They came off really bland and desperately in need of some flavoring. I’m thinking the chicken broth can go and […]

May 28, 2008 · jackie · No Comments
Posted in: Breakfast

Blueberry Salsa

Ingredients: 2 cups blueberries, chopped 1 tblspn finely chopped jalapeno peppers 1/3 cup chopped red onion 1/4 cup chopped red and yellow bellpepper 1 fresh lime, juiced Sea salt to taste Cilantro Pinch of cayenne pepper Directions: Combine all ingredients into a bowl. Serve cold. Blueberries are a great source of age-defying antioxidants. And they […]

May 28, 2008 · adrian · No Comments
Posted in: Appetizer

Geek Chili

I can’t remember if this recipe was given to us or if I found it on his website, but this courtesy of Dev_null, a friend of Jesse’s from #asp. This makes so much chili that I made it once for four and there was so much left over, we were still eating it a week […]

May 20, 2008 · jackie · 3 Comments
Posted in: Chicken, Meat, Pork, Soup

Jamaican Coconut Bread

I can’t remember where I found the recipe for Jamaican Coconut Bread, but I like it. It’s an easy bread recipe and I generally have all of the ingredients ready to go in my pantry. The only thing that could be iffy is the coconut, but who doesn’t have that on hand?  It’s sweet in […]

May 12, 2008 · jackie · No Comments
Posted in: Bread

Strawberry Walnut Bread

This one is a new recipe for me. Strawberry Walnut Bread is actually not too bad, but it does need some work.  For one thing, the directions say to thaw the frozen strawberries and then fold them into the batter.  Well, unless you can find some diced strawberries in the freezer section, you will need […]

May 12, 2008 · jackie · 20 Comments
Posted in: Bread

Oatmeal Cinnamon Bread

I originally found the recipe for Oatmeal Cinnamon Bread to be for a single loaf and found that it took a lot longer than 1 hour and by the time it was cooked through, it was starting to burn on top. So, I changed the recipe to 2 loaves, but I haven’t adjusted the time […]

May 12, 2008 · jackie · No Comments
Posted in: Bread


Jesse loves guacamole. Not only is it healthy, but it’s so quick and easy. The most strenuous task is cutting up the veggies that go into it, otherwise it’s all stirring and done in 5 minutes. I normally like to make it and refrigerate it for an hour (so the flavors and spices will blend), […]

May 8, 2008 · jackie · 2 Comments
Tags: , , ,  · Posted in: Appetizer

No Bake Cookies

I love no bake cookies and Jesse can’t get enough of them.  There was awhile there that he had me making them every weekend and they were usually gone by the following Monday. I’m currently working on trying to get a recipe down for White Chocolate no bake cookies, but I haven’t found one that […]

May 2, 2008 · jackie · 3 Comments
Posted in: Cookies & Fudge

Mint Oreo Fudge

I can’t believe I haven’t posted this one before. I came up with this while we were still out in Washington DC and I’m still trying to prefect it. Actually, I’m still trying to make fudge correctly. It crystallizes on me to quickly. I’ll get the hang of it eventually, but even though the fudge […]

May 2, 2008 · jackie · 21 Comments
Tags:  · Posted in: Cookies & Fudge