I love coming up with new ways to make yummy classic favorites. It’s my way of trying to sneak in “H” word foods. Yes, I’m talking healthy food. Kale. Corn. Celery. Onion. Those things that kids and some hubbies don’t always want to eat. If your family is like mine, then getting them to eat healthy is a challenge. If… Continue reading
I’m a fan of the show Real Girl’s Kitchen and Haylie Duff on the Cooking channel. In her recent Summer Cravings special episode, she made a delightful watermelon and feta salad. It was so appetizing and looked so yummy that I just wanted to reach into the TV and a grab a bowl for myself. Instead, I went… Continue reading
I’m a sucker for comfort foods, even in the summer. The hearty warm dishes that stick to your bones with yummy goodness. One go to for me is the autumn squashes – butternut squash, acorn squash and of course pumpkin. There are just sometimes that I have a craving for those must have warm and savory flavors. The other… Continue reading
I am a big fan of making sure that nothing gets wasted. From a pragmatic standpoint, I spent good hard earned money on it so I don’t want to waste. From an environmental and moral standpoint, I can’t justify in my mind wasting food when others could really use it. So I try to figure out ways to make sure… Continue reading
I have a small confession. I adore sour cream. I love it on baked potatoes. On a taco paired with guacamole and salsa is a personal favorite. Dipping chips in sour cream laced with onion soup mix or ranch seasoning ranks up there too. Oh, and I can’t forget the potatoes wedges. You might even call me a junkie. I… Continue reading
So I have an oddity. I’m sure not many people can say they got a recipe from a bishop. Yep, a full on bonafide Catholic bishop – my uncle. Growing up he was always my uncle, the priest and then my uncle the bishop. He came from a line of good cooks though and he had one awesome recipe that… Continue reading
Not so long ago my family had a delicious on the bone ham, which left us with tons of leftovers. I had to think of something to do with it all and I’d already worked the family ham spread recipe and hot and cold ham sandwiches. It just happened to be a rare cold spell with one of Southern… Continue reading
Sometimes it’s needed. Sometimes you just don’t want fruit cups, chips or popcorn. Sometimes you just need grown-up snacks. That was defintely the case this last Monday. I had the munchies and I wanted grown-up styled snacks. A little gourmet, a little upscale and a little more pretty.
This Monday Munchies called for cristinis, yummy kalamata toasted bread slices, dried… Continue reading
I’m not sure about your house but in mine, there is ALWAYS leftover spaghetti sauce whenever I make my famous homemade spaghetti. However, rarely do I have noodles. That leaves me with the dilemma of what to do with the sauce. Everyone loves pizza so perhaps my sauce dilemma could turn into another meal.
Crusty French bread seemed the perfect… Continue reading
Summer has officially hit Southern California this weekend with temperatures in the 80s and promising to rise. It seemed a perfect time to pull out an old Italian favorite – granita! Somewhere between a sorbet and a snow cone, depending on the flavor, this dessert can be decadent and filling and at the same time refreshing and light. Probably one… Continue reading