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Crescent Roll Crust – Asparagus and Ham Quiche

16 Apr

I wanted to prepare quiche for breakfast but was looking for a lighter alternative for the crust since most quiche recipes call for a standard pie crust. Standard pie crusts are made with a lot of fat and tend to be somewhat heavy and have a flaky, crumbly texture. I considered using puff pastry, but it […]

Homemade Corned Beef

29 Dec

As I have mentioned before the bulk of my interest in food comes from my parents, this post is one of their traditions that I tried to capture and share with everyone.  This tradition is a something that developed a few years ago and we’ve been doing every year since.  My family really enjoys corned […]

Candied Pecans – Sugar Free

19 Dec

I have mentioned in previous posts the fact that I have a number of friends with special dietary needs. Because of this I make a special effort to produce items from my kitchen they can eat too. I make this sugar free candied pecan recipe for a safe sweet snack they can enjoy. The coating […]

Cookies for Santa – Oatmeal Raisin

19 Dec

Christmas Eve is coming up quickly. Maybe you are wondering what kind of cookies to make for Santa’s special visit, or are just looking for the right cookie to serve to your guests. Here is a winning cookie recipe crafted in the Lukewarm Legumes test kitchen for you to try and just in time for […]

Fantastic Breakfast Casserole

7 Dec

Sometimes breakfast is a rushed time of day. When this is the case it can present a number of challenges to the cook especially if they are preparing breakfast in someone else’s kitchen. I had promised to prepare breakfast for a special occasion at someone else’s home, and wanted to have it ready when I […]

Home Made Chocolate Syrup

5 Dec

Chocolate Syrup is a staple food around my home. It goes into a lot of things including milk, coffee, and over ice cream. Up until now I always had on hand the name brand readymade chocolate syrup. However, my pantry backup system failed me and when the bottle we were using became empty there wasn’t […]

Roasted Chickpeas – Creole Style

21 Nov

This year our family has decided to depart from our traditional Thanksgiving Day fare and instead will be replacing our menu with Louisiana style offerings like Gumbo made with Andouille Sausage. Thankfully, pies will still include Southern favorites like Pecan and Buttermilk (my favorites). Thinking of items I could contribute that would support the Louisiana […]

Roasted Chickpea Snacks

15 Nov

Holiday time is party time and party time means snacks. Although I appreciate Chickpeas (Garbanzo Beans) and have used them in a number of dishes over the years including Hummus, I had never tried them roasted before. In my repertoire of snacks are a number of variations using peanuts, almonds, pecans, etc. and now I […]

Fat and Sugar Free Chocolate Cake

6 Nov

Ever dreamt of trying a truly decadent dessert which you wouldn’t later regret eating? This chocolate cake recipe was inspired by a friend of mine who cannot have sugar and has to limit fats in her diet (but loves sweets). Most recipes for sinless, guiltless chocolate cake are either low/non fat OR sugar free, but it […]

Perfect Popped Popcorn

31 Oct

I don’t know about you, but I love popcorn. So does my household. I have been using a technique for years to make popcorn that always gets rave reviews. One of the secrets is to facilitate the release of the steam produced in the process away from the popped corn. This results in a much […]