Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Crockpot Keilbasa and Cabbage

The Mable Hoffman Recipe can be found here. Her most fantastic cookbook can be found here. This is a winner crockpot recipe if you like cabbage and sausage. Easy and tasty.

Kielbasa & Napa Cabbage

1 lb Kielbasa
1 onion, thinly sliced
1 small head Napa cabbage, coarsely shredded (I have used regular green cabbage)
2 apples, peeled, cored, and sliced
1/2 tea salt
1 tea caraway seeds
2 cups chicken broth

Cut Kielbasa into 2- inch chucks. In slow cooker, alternate layers of sausage with onion, cabbage and apples. Sprinkle with salt and caraway seeds. Add broth, Cover and cook on LOW 5-6 hours until cabbage is tender. Drain liquid. Serve

Thursday, March 5, 2015

150 Best Lemon Thyme Biscuits

I love lemon and thyme..and who doesn't love a good biscuit. These are amazingly flavored. Another favorite recipe from my 150 Best Cookbook.

Easy to make with a food processor.

 Lemon Thyme Biscuits
Recipe found online here.



  1. Preheat the oven to 425*F.
  2. Lightly oil a baking sheet.
  3. Place the butter pieces and lemon peel in a medium bowl or in food processor.
  4. Sift the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt over the butter.
  5. By hand or with the food processor, mix the butter into the flour until evenly distributed.
  6. Add the thyme and mix well.
  7. Add the buttermilk and stir or pulse briefly.
  8. The dough will be soft and a little sticky.
  9. On a lightly floured surface, pat the dough into a 9-inch circle that is about 1/2 inch thick.
  10. Slice it into six pie-shaped wedges.
  11. Place the wedges on the prepared baking sheet and brush the tops with a little buttermilk.
  12. Bake for 20 minutes, until the biscuits are firm and nice and golden brown.
  13. Serve immediately.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Pancake Tuesday Whole Wheat Blender Pancakes

Another favorite pancake recipe, this one uses whole wheat berries. I like soft red winter wheat.

Blend the whole wheat berries and 1 cup milk in the blender on high for 4 minutes.

Everything can be blended in the blender but I like to mix it up in a bowl.

These have a nice little crunchy texture.

Whole Wheat Pancakes 
Pinch of Salt Lake Cookbook

1 1/2 cups whole wheat kernels/berries
1 1/2 cups milk or buttermilk, divided
2 eggs
1/2 tea salt
1/4 cup veggie oil
2 tea baking powder
1 tea baking soda
3 Tb brown sugar

Blend whet and 1 cup milk in blender on high for 4 minutes. Add remaining ingredients and blend. Cook on preheated griddle. Serve with apricot jam and sour cream! or with Honey Strawberry Syrup

Honey Strawberry Syrup
1/4 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup honey
1 10oz package frozen strawberries, thawed and drained (1 pint fresh)

Combine butter and honey in food processor. Add strawberries and blend until all ingredients are smooth, about 8 pulses. Scrap into a bowl and refrigerate until ready to serve.