Life is Just a Bowl of Cherries (and Murder Hornets)
From the pandemic to "Tiger King", 2020 has been crazy. I invite you to turn off the news and turn on your oven to make my BEST very berry cherry pie recipe and get...
Corny Corn Corn: My Best Corn Cake & Corn Salad Recipes
Corny Corn Corn! It’s summertime and the livin’ is easy. Try corn two ways with my corn salad and best corncake recipe.
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This is the time of year that you...
4th of July Party, Safely: A Socially-Distanced BBQ Get-Together Plan
Host a social distancing get-together this July 4th with tips to stay safe and recipes to make it delicious!
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With so many large-scale activities canceled for the 4th of July...
Lofty Leftovers: Chicken Ravioli, Two Ways
One of the things you figure out when you like to cook is that you usually make more than you need...and when you learn how to make leftover food recipes, the more meals,...
Shoots and Sprouts and Other Market Finds
There’s nothin’ that says "South In Your Mouth" like tomato pie and this one says it all! Also, learn how to make a melting, fragrant, nutty pesto that is delicious as a condiment on...
One Potato, Two Potatoes, Three Potatoes…More!
The other day, I was rummaging around in my fridge and discovered a treasure trove of leftover potatoes! Multitask those spuds with two different recipes sure to hit the spot. Click to skip to...
Let The Sunshine In: Fiery Buffalo Chicken Recipe
When my kids were little, we had a Friday night tradition of going to our local TGI Friday’s restaurant and order our favorite appetizers: Wings and loaded potato skins. This version of that meal...
A Tale of Two Schnitzels: How to Freeze Food For Budget Meals
Bulk cooking equals budget meals without sacrificing good taste! Learn how to freeze food and make the most of your dinner. Click to skip to the recipe
For years and years, I have poo-pooed the notion...
The BEST Lemon Cake Recipe and Berries, Cherries, and Pies (Oh My!)
Spring means berries and cherries and all the delicious baking that goes with it! Even if you can't go to the farm, let the farm come to you by way of your local grocer...
Friendly Fish Tacos In The Mean Meat Shortage
With the meat shortage making it more challenging to plan meals around beef, pork, and chicken, pescatarian and vegetarian recipes will help see us through on Meatless Monday and beyond! Click to skip to...
My Best Cinco de Mayo Recipes 🌮
Cinco de Mayo may come but once a year, but Taco Tuesday is forever! Discover new twists on old favorites from my recipe archive.
Mexican-American dishes are a welcome addition to your kitchen's menu...
Dipping My Toe in the New Normal
Comfort food is just what we need, whether we are in self-isolation, quarantine, or shelter-in-place. My Tomato Soup recipe hits the spot and offers a savory solution to navigating "the new normal". Click to skip...
The Lighter Side
If I’ve heard it once, I’ve heard it (or most truthfully read it) a hundred times over the last few days: “I’ve run out of ideas of things to cook”! Yes, we’re in the seventh (or is it eighth) week of staying at home, and most of our cooking repertoires...
When the Shelves Are Bare…We Bakers Turn Private Eye!
After the Lysol, tp and hand sanitizers evaporated, certain food staples started to get sparse. I can understand milk and eggs vanishing, but I was somewhat surprised when bags of flour disappeared.
Then, the lightbulb went off. Flour makes bread. Baking bread is all about saving your sanity.
There is something about...
One Pretty Picnic
As spring slowly begins to surround our stay-at home lives, we find ourselves searching for something different to do. A little change of pace. A supper to look forward to.
I have a plan based on my new favorite corner pub, the end of my driveway! Driveway drinks is my new...
When Life Gives You Lemons….. Make Lemon Curd!
If there is a Facebook Quiz that analyzes your personality traits and tells you what color you are, I would be YELLOW. It’s my favorite color. I love all things yellow; yellow blouses, yellow tulips, yellow dishes, yellow gift wrap, yellow lemons…… yellow everything! Yellow is so not brown. Yellow...
How to Turn These Guys into Perfect Scrambled Eggs
The egg is a perfect food, full of protein and loaded with nutrients. It contains zero sugars, no carbs, and they’re cheap! You can build an entire meal plan around an egg, a super food offering 6 to 8 grams of protein at only 70 calories per yummy oval.
The Glass Half Full
As I look around me and watch the posts on social media during this COVID-19 crisis, I see many of us are stressed by the reality of social distancing and self-quarantining of families. Restaurants are closed and grocery store shelves are picked clean. You can’t give your grandma a hug,...
Traditional Corned Beef and Cabbage Made Right!
Several years ago, I attended a St. Patty’s Day party at a friend’s house. It was one of those annual parties that grew in guests every year, and by the time I got invited, there was quite a crowd!
The hostess served traditional corn beef and cabbage, which, if you’ve ever...
Street Corn Caesar Salad on Today’s Menu ‘Board’
I am board obsessed. More and more ideas for food you can beautifully display on wood cutting boards are showcased every day. I just saw a pancake board that looks delicious! For this week’s board idea, I deconstructed my favorite salad into what I call hand salad. Yes, this is...
Dr. Seuss Day Fun with Kaleidoscope Cake
On this day, 116 years ago, Theodor Seuss Geisel was born – or as we all affectionately know him, Dr. Seuss. If you do car pick up at a little one’s school, this day on the calendar all but guarantees you’ll see a Cat and the Hat…or two….
Dr. Suess stories...
“Best Cinnamon Rolls” for Living Your Best Life
While the world can be rough, there is always something to be grateful for, take comfort in and feel good about. 2020 is moving right along. The groundhog predicted an early spring, and colorful Mardi Gras parades are planned as we usher in a new season of Lent.
I tell you...
What I’m Reading and What We’re Eating
How’s that for a preview of what I’m reading this month? Ruth Ware has been touted as the Agatha Christie of our times, and with titles like The Woman in Cabin 10 and The Lying Game behind her, you will most definitely agree.
This is my next pick for our Super...
My Valentine’s Day Tradition
Chicken! Yes, my sweetheart tradition is all about a roasted chicken. Not an every Friday night Ina for Jeffrey chicken, but a once a year, Valentines Day roast chicken dinner with all the trimmings: roasted carrots, potatoes and onions and a lovely gravy/sauce to drizzle over everything.Tulips in a pitcher...
So Not Bored with My Board
Extravagant cheese boards are all the rage right now. I love the pics from The Miami Larder Cheese Shop posted all over my Facebook feed. It’s inspiring. Rather than stack cheese and crackers alongside slices of apple and pear (like we’ve done forevah…) these pics show boards with every inch...
Wanna Make Fast Foodie Friends…?
I’m embarking on a new year of writing that celebrate others like me, who LIVE TO EAT! Just such a person is 28-year-old Alex Rold.
Rold takes eye popping, UNREAL, mouthwatering Instagram photos of all his foodie adventures in Atlanta, Georgia. It’s not the marketing analyst’s day job but perhaps it...
What I’m Reading and What We’re Eating
Welcome to my Super Supper Book Club where we merge a book club with a supper club for an evening with friends that combines food and thought (with a few gossipy moments interspersed!)
On the 3rd Monday of each month, I’ll give you a summary of a book I’ve read and...
What Really Matters Most!
I hope your holidays were as special as mine. For me, family time is a time of renewal … a rebirth of what is important. I love this stage of my life. I no longer have the responsibilities of parenting, yet I can still take pride in the family that...
Fresh, Flavorful Chickpea Veggie Burgers!
If you are feeling big and bloated after the holiday season, you’re certainly not alone. A lot of us are looking to renew our gym memberships, and eat more healthfully, at least through January. This month, the hash tag #Veganuary is everywhere – it’s a trend that started in the...
Homemade Cookies Make Great Last Minute Gifts!
My gift to you this Christmas is a box of sugar cookies that come together faster than you can say happy holidays. But you don’t have to use mine. Perhaps you have an old holiday cookie recipe passed down from your grandmother to your mother – or you just found...