Nani's Cranny

Category: My Favorite Recipes

  • Chocolate Chip Cookies made with Coconut Oil

    Chocolate Chip Cookies made with Coconut Oil

    Recently coconut oil has fallen back into favor after years of being the “bad” oil. I have been substituting it in some of my favorite recipes with great results. Try my Best Almond Biscotti and Best Ever Scones, using coconut oil instead of vegetable oil and butter. After making both of these with coconut oil […]

  • Best Almond Biscotti

    Best Almond Biscotti

    Nothing is better with a cup of coffee than biscotti. I have always been a bit afraid of making it. Not sure why, just thought it would be hard to make. I found a recipe on All Recipes and decided to try it. Not only is it delicious, but so easy to make. I revised […]

  • Healthy Whole Wheat Bread

    This is a very good bread machine recipe that I received from my friend, Carol. She got it from a baker in Kansas City. It is good, wholesome and easy to make. He told her that honey in the bread keeps the bread soft and the dough should be as soft at possible without being […]

  • Monster Cookies

    This is a huge recipe! This is the perfect recipe for family gatherings or week-ends at the cabin. Make a batch and keep it in the refrigerator and bake as needed. Nothing is better than an old fashioned monster cookie right out of the oven. Ingredients 4 cups sugar 2 cups butter (1 pound) 4 […]

  • Wild Mushroom Risotto

    Here is a wonderful favorite recipe for a vegetarian risotto. This is really delicious, even the meat lovers will enjoy it. Ingredients 2 ounces dried porcinis 1 quart mushroom broth or vegetable stock 1 Tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 1 Tablespoon butter 1 shallot, finely chopped 1 cup Arborio rice 1/2 cup dry Sherry 4 sprigs […]

  • Tuna-Noodle Casserole

    Here is a real old recipe from a Better Homes and Garden all-time favorite cookbook. Nothing can be more comforting than a good old fashioned tuna casserole. This is a perfect recipe for these cold, snowy nights. Ingredients 3 cups dried medium noodles 1/2 cup soft bread crumbs 1 Tablespoon butter 1 cup celery, chopped […]

  • Nani’s Plank Grilled Salmon

    Wood plank cooking has become popular in the last few years. I am a big fan of this method of cooking. It is simple and adds wonderful smoky flavor to your meats. My husband cuts wood planks for me from 1×6 oak boards. They work superb and are very inexpensive. You can use any type […]

  • Italian Bread

    French bread is always good right out of the bread machine. This is similar to French bread, but is called Italian bread because of the addition of olive oil. You will enjoy this easy bread and it will become a family favorite recipe. Ingredient for 1 1/2 pound loaf 1 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast […]

  • Whole Wheat Bread

    This is my favorite whole wheat bread machine recipe. It is light and not real dense. I am sure your family will love this bread as much as mine does. Ingredients for 1 1/2 pound loaf 1 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast 3 Tablespoons sugar 1 1/4 cups milk 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour […]