Apr 27, 2017
by Inger

4 Ingredient Orange Glazed Salmon

Salmon is a wonder.  Just buy a nice fillet, season it, pop under the broiler and you have a delicious, healthy entree.  

When you want something fancier than plain broiled salmon--but it needs to be just as easy, 4 ingredient Orange Glazed Salmon is perfect!

Orange Glazed Salmon

Until the hundred and eleventh time… then it all starts to feel a little dull.  And you really need to switch things up.  Orange Glazed Salmon anyone?   Continue Reading →

Apr 23, 2017
by Inger

Homemade Vegetable Broth (from Leftovers)

Are you a homemade soup lover?  If the answer is “yes,” I bet you’d agree that there’s no such thing as too much broth.  So today I made homemade vegetable broth—from leftovers!  In the week following Earth Day, I am trying to be especially careful to not waste food. 

Homemade vegetable broth can be made using ingredients you may have on hand--and it tastes as good as expensive chicken broth in most recipes!

Homemade Vegetable Broth

I used to make most of my soups using chicken broth. This, alas, resulted in a perennial broth crisis.  I’d sometimes have to buy organic at the store, but this was pricey—and usually not as good.  Finally, I decided to use more vegetable broth.    Continue Reading →

Apr 20, 2017
by Inger

Refreshing Cherry Ice Cream Soda

What’s better than dessert?  How about a dessert that doubles as a serving of fruit!  Like a Cherry Ice Cream Soda. 

What’s better than dessert? How about dessert that doubles as a serving of fruit! Like a cool, refreshing Cherry Ice Cream Soda.

Cherry Ice Cream Soda

Now I’ve always figured if you’re going to eat dessert, you might as well see if you can have some fruit while you’re at it.  And there is no shortage of delicious fruity desserts in this world.  French Apple Pie, Strawberry Lemonade Popsicles , Blueberry Cheesecake, to name a few.  Continue Reading →

Apr 13, 2017
by Inger

Multicolor Pickled Eggs

It’s been another fun month in the Food in Jars preserving challenge.  This month’s goal was Quick Pickles–and I had to ask what is a quick pickle?  The answer is something (almost anything!) that you pickle with the intent of storing/marinating it in the refrigerator and finishing quickly (versus canning and storing in your cupboard for months). I decided to try Pickled Eggs.  

Multicolor pickled eggs are a fun twist on hard-boiled. Done in pink, purple and yellow they

Three colors of pickled eggs!

With Easter coming, I thought it would be fun to try multicolor pickled eggs–in pink, purple and yellow. Since two of my kids were unable to get home from college, we could call these grown-up Easter Eggs and skip the egg hunt!  Continue Reading →