Ricotta Hotcakes with Warm Spiced Apples

Ricotta Hotcakes with Warm Spiced Apples 

makes about 16 hot cakes


Hot Cakes

1 cup all purpose flour or brown rice mix

2 teaspoons baking powder


1 cup ricotta cheese

3/4 cup milk

4 eggs, separated

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extractcanola oil for griddle

2 tablespoons Canola oil

2 apples, peeled and diced

1/4 cup raisins
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 cup maple syrup


In a medium bowl, mix flour, baking powder and salt.  Set asi


 In a large bowl, mix ricotta cheese, milk, egg yolks and vanilla.

In a third bowl, beat egg whites with an electric mixer until foamy.  Fold these into batter.

Pour Canola oil on griddle over a medium flame and drop slightly smaller than a quarter cup of batter for each hot cake.  Cook until golden (1 – 2 minutes) and then flip over and cook for another minute.

Put oil into large skillet over medium flame.  Add apples and cook
 until golden and tender, about 5 minutes.  Do not cook until mushy.  Add remaining ingredients and cook for two additional minutes, stirring.
Pour over hot cakes and serve and ENJOY.
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Maple Glazed Salmon with Mango

I am a sucker for both salmon and maple so this had to be made.  I added the mango and this whole dish is deliciously scrumptious.

Maple Glazed Salmon  adapted from the Southern Cooking Bible by Paula Deen


2(6-ounce) salmon fillet

1/2 of a mango sliced thin


1 tablespoon maple syrup

1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar

1 tablespoon teriyaki sauce

1/4 teaspoon mustard powder

1/8 teaspoon black pepper


Place salmon filets in a resealable plastic bag. Combine marinade ingredients in a non-reactive bowl or measuring cup. Pour marinade over filets and refrigerate from 30 minutes.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Add mango.

Bake for 20 minutes.

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Maple-Glazed Sweet Potatoes —- Bon Appetit

Usually, I have a few sweet potatoes in the refrigerator and add them to various dishes as called for.  In my opinion, sweet potatoes add to almost any dish.  They balance the savory and tart flavors nicely.  I was making a chicken dish for dinner and was about to make rice as my side dish and out of the corner of my eye, I saw those favorite sweet potatoes.  The rice will wait for another dinner.  Rice does not go to waste, in this house, nor does quinoa.

Needless to say, these easy to make potatoes are delicious.

Maple-Glazed Sweet Potatoes

adapted from Bon Appétit | November 2005


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1 tablespoon olive oil

2 sweet potatoes, peeled, cut into 1/2 inch chunks

seasoning of choice  (I keep seasoning blends such as Shwarma seasoning or Indian seasoning on hand)

1/8 cup pure maple syrup


Preheat oven to 400°F.

Spray 1 baking sheet with cooking oil.

 Place sweet potatoes chunks on baking sheet, spreading evenly. Spray with cooking oil.  Sprinkle with Curry seasoning Roast until almost tender, turning occasionally with metal spatula, about 35 minutes.

Drizzle maple syrup over sweet potatoes and toss to coat. Roast until sweet potatoes are tender and syrup is reduced to glaze and coats sweet potatoes, about 20 minutes.

This is so simple, it does not need to be written up but it is equally as good and is worth sharing.  This goes with almost any other food, fish, poultry, meat, salads, vegetarian and dairy.