Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Epic recipe collection

I have finished typing up the recipe collection to raise money to fight leukemia & breast cancer and I'm submitting it this week for printing. InstyPrint in Elk Grove has generously offered to laminate the covers free of charge as their donation to this project!

Here's a list of the recipes included in the book, along with comments written by me, of course.

  • Rosemary Cashews
  • Pat's Pecans
  • Roasted Red Peppers
  • Hummus
  • Chili-Bean Dip
  • Crab Rangoon Wontons
  • Margaritas
  • Pisco Sours
  • Mojitos

Main Courses

  • Swedish Meatballs
  • Steak Tacos
  • Sweet & Sour Pork
  • Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic
  • Chicken Tikka Masala
  • Spicy Chicken "Wings"
  • Turkey Burgers
  • Grilled Salmon Sandwiches
  • Gorgonzola Pasta
  • Spaghetti Carbonara

Vegetables & Sides

  • Sweet Potato Fries
  • Mustard Potato Salad
  • Autumn Potato Gratin
  • Mustard-Roasted Potatoes
  • Pepper & Mozzarella Sandwiches
  • Brussels Sprouts Lardons
  • Roasted Fennel
  • Wild Mushroom Risotto
  • Confetti Corn
  • Mediterranean Barley Salad
  • Caesar Salad with Pancetta
  • Val's Favorite Salad


  • "Sand" Cookies
  • Rosemary Shortbread Cookies
  • Lemon Bars
  • Soft Pan Brownies
  • Applesauce Brownies
  • Chocolate Cupcakes (with Peanut Butter Icing)
  • S'More Pops
  • Profiteroles
  • White Chocolate Mousse
  • Black and White Angel Food Cake
  • Tres Leches Cake
  • Slap Yo' Momma Cake
  • French Apple Tart
  • Berry Tarts (with Pastry Cream)
  • Baklava


  • Broiled Grapefruit
  • Homemade Granola
  • Flavored Butters (Herb and Cinnamon Honey)
  • Maple-Oatmeal Scones
  • Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins
  • Sour Cream Coffee Cake
  • Applesauce Coffee Cake


  • Whole Wheat Irish Soda Bread
  • Potato Bread
  • Molasses-Oatmeal Bread
  • Soft Pretzels
  • Pizza Dough
Again, if you donate at least $50 to either my leukemia walk or my breast cancer walk, I will give you one of these awesome recipe booklets! Trust me, these are recipes you will love, and hopefully they'll even get you to try something new!

And those of you who have already donated will receive your book soon. I can't wait to hear what everyone thinks of these recipes; they are certainly my favorites.

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