Tag Archives: Nuts and Seeds

Gingerbread Granola

So good it's hard to believe that it is so healthy!

Ya might think that I’d have gotten my share of Gingerbread over the Holidays, but it just didn’t work out. I wanted to find the time to make Gingerbread Men. I really did. I was so psyched about them. I even got the cookie cutters out and everything…

Home-made Gingerbread Granola with Dried Cherries & Pecans
Home-made Gingerbread Granola with Dried Cherries & Pecans

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Pumpkin Bundt Cake With Maple Bourbon Brown-Butter Glaze

The cake, itself, is fantastic but that brown butter maple bourbon glaze will make you swoon! Hard to believe just a little glaze totally takes this over the top but it does.

Well, some of you may have noticed I’ve been a little awol over the past few weeks. After my fave octogenarians, the folks, moved into a gorgeous assisted living center, their house was settled and I came back to the Twin Cities – along with Homer & Chance, of course.

Pumpkin Bundt Cake With Maple Bourbon Brown-Butter Glaze
Pumpkin Bundt Cake With Maple Bourbon Brown-Butter Glaze

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Radish Top Pesto

radish top pesto - tastes SO good and can be supplemented with basil and herbs for a fantastic green sauce

If you’re throwing out your radish tops or other random greens, like a little spinach or kale, stop! Mix them up into a Pesto like or Green Sauce to dress salads, pasta, spread into a sandwich and more.

Pesto with Radish tops, basil & parsley
This Pesto was made with radish tops, a little basil and some parsley.

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Cold Asian Peanut Noodle Salad

Cold Asian Peanut Noodle Salad by Frugal Hausfrau

With the holiday coming up, I’m craving what seems to be commonly dubbed Cold “Asian” Peanut Noodle salad. This is a great dish for a party, cook out or a potluck, Really, you never know who might show up at a party and this is popular with vegetarians and meat eaters, alike.

Cold Asian Peanut Noodle Salad
Cold Asian Peanut Noodle Salad

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Pesto Pasta Salad with Grilled Vegetables

Pesto Pasta Salad with Grilled Vegetables. Not your every day salad - perfect for a meal or a party! https://frugalhausfrau.com/

Hot, sticky summer days are here – perfect days to think about NOT heating up the house and about eating light & healthy. And when light and healthy means cool and delicious, too, like this Pesto Pasta Salad, that’s a winner.

Pesto Pasta Salad Grilled Vegetables
Pesto Pasta Salad is not your every day salad – perfect for a meal or a party

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Fruited Chicken Salad with Honey Dijon

fruited chicken salad with honey dijon by the frugal hausfrau

Way back when, my sister and I were discussing what should be on the menu for a family get together and we got down to the salad dressing. “Honey Dijon?” I asked. It was kind of a new thing then. “No one likes that,” she said. But I didn’t say, “I do, I do!” And goodness help me, I do.  Home-made at least. Don’t tell my sis!

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Fruited Chicken Salad with Honey Dijon Dressing

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Asian Turkey (or chicken) Lettuce Wraps

Asian Turkey Lettuce Wraps

I don’t know if I can think of a better beat the heat, quickie dinner for a hot, muggy summer day than these Asian Turkey (or Chicken) Lettuce Wraps.

Asian Turkey (or Chicken) Lettuce Wraps
Asian Turkey (or Chicken) Lettuce Wraps

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Pat Nixon’s Date Nut Bread

this is such a classic date bread and perfect for fall (or anytime!)

I had such rave reviews from the family last week on my Cinnamon Swirl Quick Bread that I decided not to rest on my laurels but to forge ahead & make Date Nut Bread. I haven’t made or had it for years, maybe decades, but I came across a fun, retro recipe from Pat Nixon, and couldn’t resist!

Pat Nixon's Date Nut Bread
Pat Nixon’s Date Nut Bread

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Grilled Plums with Mascarpone & Balsamic Gastrique

This is just a fun little whisper of a dessert, barely sweet and absolutely scrumptious. I don’t know why it took my so long to grill plums and serve them for dessert. I just didn’t “get” it. Now I do. Brushed lightly with honey and seared over high heat for just a minute totally intensified the flavor.

Grilled Plums with Mascarpone & Balsamic Gastrique
Grilled Plums with Mascarpone & Balsamic Gastrique

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Red Cabbage & Carrot Slaw with Cranberries, Mint & Honey

This Red Cabbage and Carrot Slaw practically screams fall – punctuated with sweet-tart chewy dried cranberries, a little extra crunch from the almonds and a zing from the cumin and mint, it really leans more towards Moroccan cuisine than Mexican or Asian or “good ‘ol” American like some of my other slaws. The flavors, though, adapt to a number of cuisines!

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