Spanish Cookies

I was recently visiting my mom and she has this old box of hand written recipes; ones that were used to store all her precious recipes passed on from generation to generation. This recipe was adapted from my Great Grandmother “Macame” (Mother Carmen) who is my mom’s name.  Hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do.  It brings back the warmth of being a child and enjoying cookies out of the oven. 

Merry Christmas!

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Jeanine on the Scene





Healthy Greek Salad

I recently collaborated with my sister to cook dinner for our sisters birthday. I was put in charge of the meat and a Greek Salad.  Cool, Easy, I got this.  I brought a Filet Strip to BBQ and my simple, easy meal prepped Greek Salad.  Follow these 3 simple guidelines for a healthy simple salad that can be made ahead of time and tossed right before serving.


  • 1 English cucumber, cubed
  • 1 Yellow and Red Bell peppers, 2 Orange (can do any combo)
  • 1/2 Red Onion, chopped
  • 1/2 jar MEZZETTA Pitted Kalamata Olives, 9.5 oz
  • 1 Container cherub tomatoes cut in half
  • 1 container Athenos crumbled Mediterrean Herb Feta Cheese (or plain)
  • 2 Medium Avocados, quartered
  • Realemon 100% Lemon Juice
  • salt & pepper to taste


Cut up all vegetables and layer in a tupperware container, starting with the cucumber first and adding in each vegetable listed in order except for the avocado.  Place avocado in separate container and sprinkle with lemon juice to prevent from browning.

layered vegetables


Whisk together dressing ingredients and refrigerate until ready to us.

About a 1/2 hour before serving; toss all ingredients together in a salad bowl; adding the avocado just before serving.   Easy, delicious, nutritious!20181022_133054.jpg


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Crab and Artichoke Quiche

Here is a quick and easy recipe for a delicious weekend brunch, a weekday luncheon or quick dinner,just add a green salad. If you have the time make the crust yourself.  It is really easy and tastes delicious.



  1. Line a greased glass pie pan with the rolled out pastry dough and bake for 10 minutes, making sure to prick in several places so it does not shrink in the pan. (*Blind bake the crust).  I usually prepare my crust the night before.
  2. Remove from oven and let sit.
  3. Beat together eggs, creme fraiche and salt and pepper.
  4. Spread crab on bottom of pie crust, then layer 3 oz shredded cheese, green onions and artichokes .
  5. Pour egg mixture on top.
  6. Sprinkle remaining 3 oz. shredded cheese on egg mixture.
  7. Bake in 400 degree oven for 40 minutes or until cooked through.
  8. Let set for 5 minutes before serving. Sprinkle with fresh parsley.


Serves 6 servings.


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Jeanine on the Scene