Nani's Cranny

Category: Consumer Reports

  • 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 […]

  • Old Fashioned Salmon Loaf with Spanish Sauce

    This is a truly old, old, family favorite recipe of my Grandma’s. My Mom used to make it when I was a kid, and to be honest I never much cared for it. But as my taste buds have matured, I do it enjoy it now. My Mom and Grandma always made a white sauce […]

  • Jeanie and Kent Hrbek’s Stuffed Shells

    This is a favorite recipe of mine from many years ago when Kent Hrbek was a Minnesota Twins Superstar. I don’t remember where I got the recipe, but my best guess would be that it was in the local newspaper. It is a delicious vegetarian recipe, but is also enjoyed by meat lovers. Ingredients 10 […]

  • Shrimp Curry or Shrimp Vindaloo

    I recently tried this new favorite recipe. The original recipe calls for sweet curry powder. I used Vindaloo. It was fabulous and something I will be making again soon. If you are not familiar with Vindaloo, it is a type of curry that originated in India and it is very hot, but very good. The […]

  • Nani’s Vegetarian Baked Beans

    This is a favorite recipe of mine for home made baked beans. These are the real thing, made from scratch. They are surprisingly easy. It just takes a little pre-planning. I like to get them in the crockpot the night before. They can cook all night and day and be ready for an afternoon picnic. […]

  • Halibut with Asian Cilantro Sauce

    I really love this sauce and this is my favorite recipe for a sauce for fish. It is excellent with halibut, but would be good on other types as fish as well. You can bake the halibut any way you like. I prefer to lightly season mine with salt, pepper and paprika and bake in […]

  • Luscious Vegetarian Lasagna

    I have tried many vegetarian lasagna recipes over the years, but this one is my favorite recipe for vegetarian lasagna. The men in my family love it too, and will sometimes request it over meat lasagna. This dish takes a little extra prep time, but is definitely worth the effort. (Tomorrow I will post my […]