Stuffed Grape Leaves (Dolmas) — with Pictures

Stuffed grape leaves are one of my all-time favorite foods. When we had them growing up, it was a family affair. Whoever was home loved to get in on the rolling. My mom would lead us in making a huge pot of them. We would eat off them for days, if they lasted that long! […]

Jam-Filled Hazelnut Cookies

Jam-Filled Hazelnut Cookies adapted by Wardee Harmon from a recipe by Annelle Mundt (found at Chetday.com) 1 cup hazelnuts 1 cup rolled oats 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour Pinch of salt Pinch of cardamom or coriander Pinch of cinnamon 1/2 cup agave syrup 1/2 cup grapeseed oil 1/3 cup fruit-sweetened jam Put hazelnuts in […]

Roasted Hazelnut Butter

Roasted Hazelnut Butter Yield: About 2-1/2 to 3 cups 4 cups Roasted Toasted Hazelnuts 3/4 to 1 teaspoon salt 2 to 4 teaspoons grapeseed oil, for consistency (if desired), plus more if necessary If using Vita-Mix, put all the hazelnuts, all the salt and all the oil in the wet container. If using a food […]

Roasted Toasted Hazelnuts

Our pastor’s wife gave us some deliciously toasted local hazelnuts. She also gave me some raw hazelnuts to turn into hazelnut butter for her family to try. I just finished toasting the raw hazelnuts using her directions, which are: Roasted Toasted Hazelnuts Preheat oven to 275 degrees. Spread raw (shelled) hazelnuts out on a baking […]

Chocolate Walnut Brownies

My excuse for making brownies tonight — Jeff’s birthday is tomorrow! Is that good enough? We won’t be celebrating it until next weekend, so tonight we had to have something. These turned out so good — rich, dense, not too sweet. Dark. I changed around a recipe that a friend found for me in a […]