Delicious Recipes

A directory of recipes for delicious, easy to make treats and other dishes.

Swedish Gingersnaps

Not too sweet...a little chewy...and buttery!  Adapted from a family cookbook.
Fresh Strawberry Pie

Light and luscious.  A perfect spring or summer dessert with (or without) a dollop of freshly whipped cream.

Raffa's Chopped Salad

Such a light but hearty salad with the crunch of celery and carrot, peppery radicchio, a burst of flavor from corn and garbanzo beans and all bound together with a nice variety of greens.  The homemade Honey Balsamic Dressing is the icing on the cake salad!

Poppy Seed Dressing

A delicious homemade salad dressing that is light and fresh and a much requested recipe.

Guinness and Green Onion Biscuits

Beer bread with a twist is one way to describe these tasty biscuits.  So easy and fast...that's my kind of recipe.

No Salt Seasoning Mix

I'm not kidding...this is GOOD!  Mix 2 tablespoons with a cup of flour to dredge your chicken (or whatever) and you will not miss the salt.  I promise!
Easy Breakfast Sausage Patties

So much tastier than sausage patties from the supermarket!  No preservatives.  Easy and delicious.
Cherry Almond Butter Cookies

Buttery cookies that can be either drop cookies if you're in a time crunch or roll them out and cut them with a cookie cutter (use a heart shaped cookie cutter for Valentine's Day).

Artisan Bread

The bread recipes in Zoe Frances's Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day are so easy and so delicious  you'll make them over and over.  Try this recipe and then go out and buy that book!  You won't be sorry, I promise.
Milanese Pot Roast

A pot roast recipe that I will make again and again.  The white wine and veggie blend is a perfect flavor booster.  A crock pot recipe that you can make in as little as four hours or set the slow cooker on low...8 hours later you've got a delicious meal for friends and family.

Almond Triangles

This was a prize winning cookie recipe in the Minneapolis Star Tribune.  A delectable cookie that makes a fabulous gift.

Grandma K's Homemade Salami

Once you make this, you'll never want to buy salami commercially!  An old, old recipe from my late Mother-in-law.  I've been asked for this recipe time and time, again.

Gluten Free Caramel Corn

This is so good that it's what people ask me to bring to parties.  Seriously!  Simple to make.  It's light and crisp and not at all sticky or gooey.  A bonus...It just happens to be gluten free.
Grandma Verna's Sugar Cookies

Buttery cookies that melt in your mouth.  Easy and delicious.  From an old family recipe.

Bean Burritos - A Vegetarian Recipe

From a 1995 issue of Everyday Food.  You can tweak this any way you like...and I did.
Kale and White Bean Soup

Soup - pretty much the best of all comfort foods.  And this soup is hearty and delicious.

Apple Pie Bars

A delicious fresh apple dessert that serves from 12 to 24 guests depending on how you slice it.  Perfect for taking to a pot luck or for a large party.
Cashew Clusters & Peanut Butter Bon Bons

These chocolate treats are perfect for gifts.  Or just to have around the house for the holidays.
Granola Bars - No Baking Required!

Healthy and delicious.  Can be individually wrapped and frozen for a quick on-the-road breakfast.

Summer Sangria

A refreshing "grown-up" beverage to enjoy over the 4th of July weekend.  Or any summery occasion.
 Crispy Crunchy Creamy Coleslaw

This is especially nice because it calls for Greek yogurt instead of sour cream.  Adding chopped green apples and topping with chopped cashews makes it extra good.

Breakfast Turnovers

This version is like quiche lorraine wrapped in a flaky pastry.  Just wonderful and they can be made ahead and frozen!

Minnesota Apple Pie

Made with fresh apples from Minnesota...Harrelsons or Honey Crisp...this recipe can't be beat.   Of course, you could use another apple variety.  If you're not from Minnesota, that is!
Minnesota Rhubarb Pie

My favorite recipe for Rhubarb Pie, ever

Golden Morning Muffins - Your Way

My recipe name for my recipe.  Fruity, delicious and moist.  About as healthy (ignore those butter pats) as a muffin can get.  Best of all?  It's easy and easily modified.

Make your own Shake 'n Bake!

An Oldie-But-Goodie recipe that makes enough for 20 batches of oven fried chicken.

It's a keeper!

Hot Brandied Cocoa

Nothing better on a cold winter's night than a cup of this hot cocoa.

Delicious with or without the brandy!

 Raspberry Rhubarb Crisp

A really nice way to combine two flavorful fruits...raspberries and rhubarb.  It's sweet yet tangy and deliciously juicy and especially delicious topped with a dollop of whipped cream.

Pepper Steak

This yummy recipe lends itself to a myriad of adjustments.  Peppers (green, red, and/or yellow), tomatoes, bean sprouts and an Asian sauce are the givens.

Classic Chocolate Sugar Cookies

Delicate and buttery with a rich chocolate essence.  They're not too sweet...melt in your mouth delicious.  Trust me.

Oatmeal Lacy Cookies

That's just what they are....lacy oatmeal cookies.  Thin and crispy.  Caution....they can be quite addictive.

Blueberry Muffins with Banana

These muffins are moist, flavorful, and delicious in spite of an error that I made while creating them!

Melt-in-your-mouth Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies

These are lovely and light.  And using these ingredients, they're also gluten-free.

Quick and Easy Oatmeal Pancakes

Quick and easy is right!  They're light and fluffy and so delicious nobody will know you started with a packaged pancake mix!