Vegetarian Frittata

Recently I decided to join Weight Watchers and realized that I needed to change my food choices.  One in particular was my lack of cooking at home.  With that in mind, this morning I decided to make a vegetarian frittata. I got the recipe from Weight Watchers and realized that this recipe had me baking…

Sweet Potato Cheesecake Bar

Hi everyone, another vegetable in dessert post. The original recipe was pumpkin and graham crackers but I had sweet potatoes and ginger snaps and knew this would be a great alternative. So I quickly came up with a tasty southern treat.   Cook Time:  1 hour and 20 minutes        Prep Time:  2…

Pork Chops with Honey Dijon Mustard Sauce

I seldom have pork chops because the meat usually ends up so dry, it’s got to be the closes thing to eating cardboard. But of course every time I go into the freezer I always end up with these four pork chops I’ve had forever. Then the other evening Denise showed me a picture of…

Cookbooks and Precious Memories

Over the years Denise and I have accumulated a variety of cookbooks and we’d love to share a few with you. Of course every cook has cookbooks… but there are does special cookbooks that comes from our moms and grand moms, but we all know great tasting food can come from anyone. Like the hospitality group…

Garden Memories

  After flipping through numerous garden magazines, like another favorite of mine Birds and Blooms and checking out online sites. I’ve found myself reminiscing about my childhood in Pondtown. As a young child it was almost enchanting in the spring time when everyone was busy working in their garden planting vegetables and flowers. I can remember…

Sweet Beignets (YUM!)

Beignets are light delicate pastry pleasures for the palate. The fried crispy golden brown exterior comes with joy in every bite yet it’s interior is the complete opposite. Beignet’s interior consist of a soft pillowy hollow shape I just had to fill with my sweet whipped cream cheese even though this dessert taste wonderful left…

Prepping The Garden

Once we determined how much space we would need for the garden our next task is to find the most cost effective way to prep the garden. This is very important since this will not only determine how good our vegetables are this year but also in the future. We realize healthy soil is essential…

Fried Shrimp with Bolognese Sauce

I eat a lot of fried shrimp and really do enjoy them but I wanted something different but had no idea. While standing in front of the freezer trying to come up with a recipe my eyes connected with the Bolognese sauce. The sauce was brought weeks ago from Trader Joe’s and my only plan…

A Garden Challenge

I can remember my great-grandfather’s garden. It was a huge garden right next to my home in Pondtown. From spring to fall the garden was always full of bright colorful vegetables and berries. I remember the hot summer months with the strong sweet scent of strawberries lingering outside my bedroom window. I also remember the…

The Blog-aholic Award

Denise and I are extremely grateful for the recognition we have received from Dolly at KoolKosherKitchen who took the time to nominate us for The Blog-aholic Award. As bloggers we all realize blogging is hard work regardless of how much we love doing it. To recognize Rustic Edibles for blogging and photography is a great motivator…

Herbs and Spices

Just wanted to share some of the spices I’ve purchase from Penzey’s Spice Shop as well as share my book  World Spice At Home  with you. The spices I use  today bring an entirely new flavor to my old recipes. Hope to share  more herbs and spices with you soon. Singapore Seasoning  is hand-mixed from: black pepper, lemon…

Sticky Buns with Cinnamon and Nuts

  I can still remember  growing up in Pondtown waiting for the Bread Man to come by with buns, cakes, rolls and large bags of potato chips … that where actually full of potato chips. But what I really loved where the sweet Sticky Buns. Of course they were not as good as these with…