Archives for April 2015

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Chickpea (Garbanzo Bean) and Beet Salad

Inspired by a salad served at a regional chain Italian restaurant, I made a chickpea and beet salad. My version of this simple salad has the chickpeas two ways, cooked (canned) and roasted. The roasted chickpeas provide a slightly nutty and crunchy element to the salad without nuts or gluten. The salad is very easy […]

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Barbecue Beef Muffins

Putting barbecue sauced ground beef, cheese, and biscuits together in a muffin tin makes an easy alternative to a traditional sloppy beef sandwich. However, these barbecue beef muffins are easy to store, transport, and reheat making them a great item for next day lunches. The original recipe was in one of my compilation cookbooks. After […]

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Baked Eggs in Muffin Tins

Baking eggs in muffin cups is such a simple concept that I just wonder why I did not know about it earlier. This technique uses little to no fat and makes an egg that can be a perfect fit for an English muffin or a Southern biscuit. Baked eggs are a great way to go […]

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Chocolate Mousse a.k.a. Mousse Au Chocolat

I am not sure what prompted my fascination with a recipe for Mousse Au Chocolat (Chocolate Mousse) I found in the French section of my mom’s early 1960’s McCall’s Cook Book, but I find that, on some level, it still continues to this day. I started making it as a teen for my chocolate-loving dad […]

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