Food and Cooking

Make yourself a cup of tea --coffee if you must-- sit down and look through my recipe box. Fortunately, this site is a lot neater than my real kitchen!
(If you copy and share recipes from these pages, please give credit as cited. Thank you)

You can scroll down the page or jump to the individual sections with this Table of Contents.

I. Food-Related Information and Reference Material
NYC Cook-Ins
Measurement and Ingredient Conventions for My Recipes*
Baking Soda vs. Baking Powder*
Automatic Bread Machines
Tea (Camellia Sinensis itself- not herbal teas)*
Mail order places to buy good stuff*
Mail order sources for out-of-print cookbooks*
Creative Cooks Gone Wrong* A little phood phun!
How is gelatin made? Is Jell-O kosher?

II. My Personal Recipe Collection
Bread Machine Recipes
Favorite Main Dish and Other Bread Recipes
Favorite Desserts
Family Recipes
My Specialties
Dishes I Made for the NYC Cook-In, 8/2/97

III. Other Informative and Interesting Sites

  • Mimi's Cyber Kitchen is great! NetGuide rated it 4 stars, featured in the 4/96 issue. With thousands of food-related links and Mimi's personal collection of recipes, all in a highly organized format.
  • Gluten Free recipes With a link to the "The Gluten-Free Page", the "Potato Recipe Page", and information on alternative starches (eg. arrowroot, quinona, millet, etc.) and dairy (milk, egg) substitutions.
  • Italian Cuisine Home Page This is a wonderful site for contemporary and current information on Italian food, wine, and travel with a knowledgeable guide. A library of weekly columns is maintained.

    Reference Material
  • Measurement conventions at this site
  • Baking soda vs. baking powders. More than you wanted to know, plus guidelines for substitutions.

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    Automatic Bread Machines (ABM): Happiness is a Warm Loaf

  • Overview and Features.
  • Hints and tips.
  • Cycle times for Toastmaster Breadbox(tm) Model 1155.
  • Mail Order sources for bread-making supplies: King Arthur
  • The newsgroup,, has many posts relevant to bread machines. You can get more recipes there, ask questions, and read the laments of the "I've never used a bread machine and I hate them anyway and hell would freeze over before I'd be in the same room with one"-crowd.

    My FAVORITE Bread Machine Recipes

  • Buttermilk Bread(w/dill)
  • Chocolate Bread with Raisins
  • Cracked Wheat Bread
  • Egg Bread/Easter Bread
  • Faux Sourdough Bread (machine and conventional recipes)
  • Honey Mustard Bread
  • Sour Cream 'n Chive Potato Bread
  • Spinach Bread
  • Sweet Oatmeal Bread
  • Sweet Potato Raisin Bread
  • Welsh Bread (also conventional method)
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    Favorite Main Dish and Other Bread Recipes

  • Tomato Aspic
  • Boston Baked Beans
  • BBQ Chicken Very basic, with sauce recipe.
  • Kummelweck Rolls You need these for Beef on Weck.
  • Chilequiles
  • Country Cornbread Yes, it has sugar... and yogurt. Definitely not traditional, but my favorite.
  • Fish Florentine
  • Indonesian Sweet Potato Soup
  • Lentil, Rice, and Spinach Soup
  • Mushroom Stew
  • Potato Curry A delicious "dry" curry!
  • Whole Wheat Pumpkin Muffins
  • Golden Onion Quiche
  • R-r-r-r-risotto R-r-r-revelation! Don't go stir crazy- try this.
  • Sloppy Joes
  • Sweet-Sour Pork. No pink goo here.
  • Tom's Blackened Seasoning Mix
  • Zucchini and Broccoli Puffs
  • Chopped Salad (peppers, corn, black beans, and more)
  • Sesame Noodles
  • Vegetarian Reuben
  • Shrimp Curry
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    Favorite Desserts

  • Almond Jelly (Asian)
  • Applesauce Cake
  • Apple Crisp
  • Blueberry Banana Bread
  • Chocolate Wafer Cookies
  • Coco au Miel (Coconut-Honey Cakes)
  • Cookies: amaretti, chocolate crinkles, cut-out cookies, peanut blossoms
  • Giant Pizzazz Cookie This cookie is delicious and so much fun!
  • Harvey Wallbanger Cake A rich orange cake.
  • Jolly Holiday Ring Coffee cake with a topping of cherries, walnuts, and brown sugar.
  • Mock Apple Pie (OK, it's not a favorite but lots of people ask for the recipe.)
  • Nesselrode and Nesselrode Pie (another one I haven't made but am including as a "public service!")
  • Tofu Peanut Butter Pie
  • Oatmeal Fudgies
  • Ox's Brownies
  • Poppyseed Cake The Solo recipe with sour cream.
  • Pumpkin Cake
  • Raspberry Delight A great summer dessert.
  • Italian Ricotta Cheesecake
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    Family recipes

  • Apple Dumpling (Boiled)
  • Baccala (a fish stew)
  • The Fool's Pizza
  • Italian Wedding Soup
  • How to Prepare Lupini Beans
  • Newburg Sauce
  • Pasta e Ceci (Pasta and Chick Peas)
  • Pepperoni Stew
  • Pizza Labraste (Mustard Greens Pizza)
  • Mom's Rice Pudding Yum.
  • Pizzelles: Anise and Chocolate
  • Savory Fennel Biscotti
  • Spaghetti and Anchovies
  • Italian Wine Cookies
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    My Specialties

  • Enchiladas de Jocoque
  • Ice Cream: Malt Chocolate Chip
  • Ice Cream: Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip
  • Pancakes and Buckwheat Pancakes
  • Salmon spread/dip
  • Giant Hamburger ........................................................NEW!
  • Spinach Pizza
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    Recipes I Made for the Cook-In

  • Gnocchi alla Romana
  • Spinach and Potato Gnocchi
  • Sweet Potato Gnocchi
  • Stewed Cucuzza Squash
  • Cold Roast Loin of Veal with Rosemary and Balsamic Glaze
  • Roasted Garlic Aioli
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    Updated: January 1, 2016
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