Johanna's (Almost) Famous Recipes
If you know Johanna, you know there's a passion for food around here! You'll find her "best-of" recipes every month, so check back monthly! Pass along your comments on our Facebook page.
Smoked Turkey Mushroom Soup with Noodles
Toasted Butter Pecan Cake has always been a favorite at our holiday table!
Pesto Pizza is seriously good and stunningly simple.
Arroyo Vista Inn's Eggs Florentine is almost too good for words.
August 2013After years of tinkering, I think I've got this Chicken Salad My Way about perfected.
Who doesn't like Ice Cream Pie? Especially Chocolate Banana Split Pie!
Flavorful, fat-free recipes for fresh summer veggies.
May 2013 Meatloaf can be good for you - try my Grandmother Pryor's version with Michelle's sneaky health tip!
It's spring and salad is in the air! Plus - how to love a cauliflower.
This Almond Blossoms recipe is the best thing I've ever brought home from a B&B!
Parma-Baked Scampi is an easy-to-prepare dish of buttery garlic shrimp
Angel Muffins truly are heavenly - and the easiest yeast bread you will EVER make!
The scent of Hot Christmas Spiced Tea is wonderful - but not as good as sipping from a warm mug of it!
Sexy Chicken and Oven Roasted Crispy Potatoes. I think that about says it all.
End of Summer Greek-Style Pasta is what your Italian grandmother might make if she married a Greek gardener. Or James Koinis' uncle.
Fajitas Único is always a crowd-pleaser, but this is the first time I've put the recipe to paper.
The perfect recipe to keep you and your family happy over the 4th is Fresh Frozen Fruit Delight
Dad gets his special breakfast treat with Blueberry Buttermilk Muffins
Have a Mother's Day breakfast-in-bed with a warm, buttered slice of our easy and oh-so-delicious Classic Coffee Cake
Feeling tense? One cool, creamy bite of Oreo Cheesecake Bar goodness will transport you away from stress-ville.March 2012
Was Popeye Irish? Doubtful, but St. Patrick's Day is a good excuse to eat your spinach!
Spinach Madeline is a creamy, cheesy bowl of spinach goodness.
My Spinach-Orange Salad will have you falling in love with the green stuff!
It's our annual Super Bowl Snacks issue, and we've got some twists on old fav's:
Hearty White Chili will heat up your party and warm your soul
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies - like a warm Reece's Cup, but not as messy
Start the New Year off with a veggie that's as beautiful as it is good for you!
Sassy Herbed Carrots - I use whatever herbs happen to be in season out next to the patio
Michelle craves these yummy little Date Balls for a whole year until I make them again at Christmas!
It's cranberry time! What's Thanksgiving without Cranberry Salad? Plus - nurture your soul with Cranberry Coffee Cake
Comforting swets handed down for generations Puddin' and Sash is a family recipe at least 100 years old that I predict it will be around for another century Chocolate Fudge Sauce: Scroll down to the bottom of the link page to find another "sash" to offer your guests with their cake!
Vegetarian that actually tastes good! Even the Bobfather, a huge carnivore, loves this Vegetarian Black Bean Soup
Vegetarian Spaghetti resulted from a collaboration between Mom and baby sis Stacie.
Plan a light summer supper with noshes that keep you out of the kitchen and reaching for these big bites of flavor.
Slow-Roasted Bruschetta: Make this a day ahead so you won't have to turn on the oven at dinnertime.Authentic Guacamole: What can I say? This is the best I've ever had, even if I do say so myself!
Let your taste buds join in the celebration! Barbecued Cranberry Chicken: Want to start the fireworks in your mouth? This tangy/sweet chicken will make your taste buds sing! Red, White, and Blue(berry) Dessert: Get creative arranging fruit on top of this creamy filling over a butter cookie-style crust. Not exactly lo-calorie, but one of my favorites!
My tasting notes from the Pioneer Woman recipes. Links to the actual recipes on the PW's site are:
Spinach with Garlic Chips,
Restaurant-Style Smashed Potatoes, and
Spicy Dr. Pepper Shredded Pork
The color for this month is YELLOW
Pepper-Jack Squash Casserole: Kick it up a notch with pepper-jack cheese - mmmmmmmmm
Lemon Love Notes: It's a yummy, sweet-tart bar on top of a butter-cookie crust
Appeal to your inner Cookie Monster!
Toasted Coconut-Oatmeal Cookies: Amazing what a bit of toasting in the oven does to a pan of oats and coconut!
Chocolate-Chocolate Chip Cookies: Hmmmm....do I like the dough better than the cookies, or should I just under-bake a pan and have the best of both worlds???
Game Day Dips - score with - Buffalo Chicken Dip - courtesy of my sweet Buffalo-native daughter-in-law
Artichoke Dip - you won't believe how good this simple dish is!
My Gran-gran's secret -Gran-gran's Chicken and Dumplings: Are you a Chicken and Dumplings lover? If so, we hope you'll try this super-fast way of "making" dumplings with my Gran-gran's "secret ingredient" and let us know what you think!
My gift to readers is a couple of rarely-shared recipes -
"No-Chex" Snack Mix: This is the real deal - no chex in here. Give it a try and give me your opinion - but promise you won't ever refer to it as Chex mix.
Mom's Cheesecake with Strawberry Sauce: Mom's cheesecake is one she had to replicate for Dad after their first trip to New York in the 1970s, where they had their first cheesecake ever at Wolfie's Deli (sadly, no longer in existence). The strawberry sauce is Mom’s own creation and the perfect cheesecake mate!
Serve this dish and you, too, can be the cranberry hero at your table!
''Even-If-You-Don't-Like'' Cranberries Casserole: This dish bubbles proudly next to the juicy deep-fried turkey at our Thanksgiving table each year (by popular request).
My all-time most requested recipe
Buttermilk Chocolate Cake: This was the best part of a family camping trip in the early 70's.