Tuesday, September 28, 2010


Why re-invent the wheel? Trader Joe's coffee cake mix is easy to make. Not only that, but it's delicious. Who cares if it's not from scratch, it almost is. And besides, presentation and taste are what count, right?

Cinnamon Crumb Coffee Cake
Makes 8 servings

1 box Trader Joe's Coffee Cake
1 egg
9.5 T Butter
2/3 cup milk

Follow directions on box.

Note: Use a 9" round pan instead of a square pan. It looks fancier. Add crushed raspberries to the mix for something that looks even more fancy.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010


How could a dish with just two ingredients taste so good?  Two ingredients.  That's my kind of cooking. 

Chorizo-Stuffed Mini Peppers
Makes 4 servings

4 Cups mini peppers, assorted colors
2 chorizo sausage links

Pre-heat oven to 350 degress.  Cut a slit into the banana peppers.  Remove sausage from casings. 

Push banana pepper in so it puckers, creating an opening at the slit.  Fill with chorizo sausage.  Place on rimmed baking tray. 

Bake for 15 minutes and then broil until browned. 

Note:  For a sweeter and milder taste, use andouille sausage instead.