Basic Salad Dressing

Basic Vinaigrette (courtesy of, “How to Cook Everything”) 1/4 cup good vinegar (you can use sherry, balsamic, red, or white wine vinegar) 1/2 teaspoon salt, plus more if needed 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard 3/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil 2 teaspoons minced shallots (optional & I leave these out) Freshly ground black pepper to taste Briefly […]

Oreo & Fudge Ice Cream Cake

Oreo & Fudge Ice Cream Cake 1/2 cup hot fudge ice cream topping, warmed 1 tub (8 oz.) whipped topping, thawed, divided 1 pkg. (3.9 oz.) chocolate instant pudding 8 Oreo cookie sandwiches (approximately 1 cup) (I use the off-brand available at Aldi) 12 vanilla ice cream sandwiches Pour fudge topping into medium bowl. Whisk […]

Microwave Lemony Broccoli

Microwave Lemony Broccoli 1 (14 ounce) bag frozen broccoli florets, cleaned and cut into florets or 2 heads fresh broccoli, cleaned and cut into florets (I prefer fresh) 1/4 cup water 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon lemon juice, bottled is fine 2 garlic cloves, minced or 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1 teaspoon red pepper […]