Cook While You Spin

  • Rhubarb Cake

    Rhubarb Cake

  • Rhubarb Barbecue Sauce

    Rhubarb Barbecue Sauce

  • Spiced Rhubarb Shrub

    Spiced Rhubarb Shrub

  • Cook While You Spin : Got Rhubarb?

    Rhubarb

  • Fire Baked Brie with Pear Brandy

    The big Brie that is carried by Costco is the perfect choice for this appetizer. If you do not have a Costco nearby, smaller Bries can be individually wrapped and placed in the fire.

  • Cook While You Spin • Fire Baked

    As a teenager, I spent most weekends at the beach, gathered around a bonfire with friends. The city where I now live does not allow fires on the beach, but my children still have memories of gathering around the fire.

  • Chicken Pot Pie Soup

    Soup may seem an odd choice for a summer menu, but when you have been outside all day and the sun starts to set, a warm soup is exactly what you need to fend off an evening chill while feeding a body that has been swimming or hiking all day.

  • Chocolate Stuffed Cherries Encased in Brandy Balls

    Once the sun has set and it is time for dessert, the kids are going to want to make s'mores, but what about the grown-ups?

  • Warm Rueben Dip

    A hearty dip perfect for crackers. [...]

  • Dark Days Soup

    A soup perfect for the last days of winter when the winter vegetables are about done and the spring vegetables have not yet made an appearance. [...]

  • Asparagus Soup with Parmesan Crisps

    Parmesan Crips look fancy, but are dead easy to make. Serve them along side any soup, even on a week night, for an impressive presentation. [...]

  • Cook While You Spin • Winter into Spring Recipes

    When it comes to fresh vegetables this can be the most trying month of the year. Food is not the only thing between seasons, the weather is hard to gauge as well. [...]

  • Cook While You Spin : New Year's Eve

    The Romans sure did love a good party, and celebrating the New Year began with them. They dedicated the day to Janus, the god of gates, doors, and beginnings. With most of the world following a Gregorian calendar, New Year's Eve has become a universal time of merrymaking. [...]

  • Caramelized Pear and Onion Tartlets

    Elegant, easy, and sure to please. More addictive than potato chips, when in doubt, make two trays. [,,,]

  • The Ball Drop

    Do as many good deeds as the pomegranate has seeds. This is a Jewish New Year's adage and the inspiration for a festive New Year's Eve cocktail. [...]

  • Olive Stuffed Cheese Puffs

    This is one of those retro recipes that make you wonder why the cheese puff ever went out of style. [...]

  • Allan's Nuts

    This recipe comes from my friend Allan, and will be the hit of the snack table. [...]

  • Cook While You Spin : Late Summer's Bounty on the Autumn Grill

    September & October give us a little backward glimpse at summer and an opportunity to fire up the grill before autumn settles in. [...]

  • Grilled Lemon Poundcake with Fresh Fruit

    Grilled poundcake? Really? Really! Grilling poundcake gives it a bit of crunch as though it has been toasted, but with with the addition of a little smoke. [...]

  • Late Summer Quinoa Salad

    Quinoa, once reserved for the bulk bins of health food stores, can now be found everywhere. Used like a grain, it is actually a seed and the perfect base for whatever vegetables happen to be in season. [...]

  • Grilled Salmon with Kale Sauce

    This sauce is quite versatile and can be used on anything from chicken to green beans to poached eggs. Also, if you have an abundance of leafy greens other than kale, go ahead and substitute. [...]

  • Cook While You Spin : A Picnic Basket of Goodies

    Whether you live in a part of the world where everyday is warm and sunny, or where a lone sunny day provides a special kind of joy, a picnic is the best way to celebrate. [...]

  • Cobb Salad

    The Cobb Salad comes to us from the 1930s via The Brown Derby restaurant. It is a composed salad, which means its ingredients are not tossed together, but arranged on a plate for a pleasing ascetic. [...]

  • Watermelon Agua Fresco

    Turn fresh watermelon, so plentiful and inexpensive during the summer months, into a refreshing beverage for both kids and grown-ups. [...]

  • Brown Derby French Dressing

    The original dressing for the original Cobb Salad. [...]

  • Summer Fruit Salad in Sugar Cones

    Fruit salad is always good, but serve it in a sugar cone and watch people line up for a taste. Sugar cones are required, the old fashion cake cones quickly become soggy. [...]

  • Oatmeal Cookies with Dried Cherries and Pistachios

    This recipe begins with my Grandma's Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies. I swapped out the chocolate chips and walnuts for dried cherries and pistachios. [...]

  • Spring Strata with Roasted Asparagus

    Strata is a dish that needs to be made ahead of time. The bread benefits from time spent in the fridge, letting the egg mixture soak in to every nook and cranny. [...]

  • Roasted Asparagus

    I used to try and add extra asparagus to the grill so that I would have cooked stalks ready to use through the week. It never worked because the asparagus right off the grill was so good we would eat whatever amount we had.

  • The Tastes of Spring

    When walking through the local food co-op yesterday, spring hit me right between the eyes. Asparagus AND strawberries. I may have swooned a little. [...]

  • Strawberries and Cream for Grown-ups

    Yum. [...]

  • Spring Salad with Radish and Asparagus

    The proportions of vegetables can be changed to suit your taste, or whatever happens to be in the garden or crisper drawer of the refrigerator. [...]

  • Cook While You Spin • 8 : Good Things Come In Layers

    This time of year, the slow cooker is your friend. Winter has been long, and while you may see signs of spring, they can be deceiving. At the end of the day you still want a warm, soft, comforting sort of meal. [...]

  • Savory, Saucy, Red Beans & Rice

    This dish turned out to be a real challenge because of the rice. Most recipes that involve rice and the slow cooker have the rice cooked separately. When I am concentrating on cables, it is unlikely I will stop in time to make rice, so that was not going to work. [...]

  • Topsy-Turvy Jam Cake

    For desert I have combined the Kentucky Jam Cake and the Pineapple Upside Down Cake to make a simple, delicious, customizable taste treat. If making the cake from scratch feels like too much work, use a box mix, I won’t tell. [...]

  • Cook While You Spin • 7

    It is possible you were up late finishing the last of the spinning. Today your new yarn has gone for a bath and is outside soaking up some sunshine. It is a perfect day to make a couple of things that will not get you a whole meal, but will help you whip up something delicious in a shortened amount of time in the coming weeks and months. [...]

  • Water Bath Canning

    Water Bath Canning is an easy way to process jars of acid (think vinegar) or sweet foods so they can be stored on the shelf. Water bath canning is easy, safe, and highly satisfying. There are a few things you will absolutely have to have, and a few things that can be improvised. [...]

  • Onion Relish

    Onion Relish. Oh how I love my jars of Onion Relish. In the summer/barbeque season the Onion Relish is used straight out of the jar as a topping for sausages. It is also great as a side dish to pot roast or pork anything... [...]

  • Vegetable Stew

    The recipe below is for a basic vegetable stew and creates a good foundation for your own personal embellishments. [...]

  • Enchilada Sauce

    Enchilada Sauce is one of those great things to have on the shelf. Leftover chicken or a couple cans of beans, and whatever veggies you have on hand can make an impressive meal. [...]

  • Chicken Enchiladas

    Enchiladas are so versatile. You can use corn or flour tortillas and whatever types of meat and/or vegetables you have on hand. Chicken, corn, and chilies are a favorite around here. [...]

  • Mini Breakfast Egg Puffs

    If you prefer to start your day in a warm, savory way, this recipe is for you. [...]

  • Baked Berry Oatmeal

    While the title says berry oatmeal, any fruit will do. Peaches, plums and cherries are just as delicious. In the middle of winter when tasty fruit is out of season, go ahead and use frozen. [...]

  • Cook While You Spin • Breakfast In A Jar

    I really like the new food “pyramid” for it’s easy to understand and implement visual. I find myself planning meals with this picture in my head, and as a result the family is eating more fruits and vegetables than ever. One meal I have a hard time with is breakfast. [...]

  • Granola

    Granola is not just for breakfast, it is a wonderful snack to take when you are out and about and tempted by potato chips. [...]

  • Grilled Pineapples

    The ideal accompaniment for Terri's Grilled Teriyaki Chicken. [...]

  • Teriyaki Sauce

    Delicious sauce for grilling. [...]

  • Grilled Teriyaki Chicken (or Tofu*) and Pineapple Rings

    Yum. [...]

  • Cook While You Spin • 5 : Get Grilling

    Nothing like a warm sunny day to make me want to take my wheel out to the deck and spin for a while. Something about spinning outside makes me relaxed and happy and grateful. [...]

  • Cook While You Spin : Pulled Pork Sandwiches

    This is possibly one of the simplest recipes around, and one of the tastiest.