So, this was a morning of experiments with vegan butter and easy bagels. Disgusted with the use of palm oil in EVERYTHING that is labeled healthy and particularly "heart-healthy," like Earth Balance, Smart Balance, etc, I have been searching for a heart-healthy or vegan butter or spread without Palm Oil -- I found one: Miyoko's … Continue reading Battle of the Butters….
Welcome our Guest Blogger Jamie DeBree, who is going to share something a little different today: How to make home made dog treats! Thanks for inviting me, Mauri! My dogs are the only reason I have a food processor and a dehydrator. I used to have a dog named Lucy who had a pancreatic disorder … Continue reading Baking for the Dogs, with Jamie DeBree!
In my quest to add more seeds and whole grains to our menu, I decided to make some Buckwheat Waffles this Saturday morning. I found this recipe at Epicurious (which I think was the very first food website/blog that I ever used online back in the day...), and it worked extremely well. I will definitely … Continue reading Buckwheat Waffles, Anyone?
Time change day here in the US..... the next week will be run on caffeine (okay, is there a week/day that isn't?). Happy Wake-Up!
Hello, folks. 🙂 Sometimes we find something online that we just need to share, and this blog by Broma Bakery is a perfect example. "How I Stay in Shape as a Professional Baker." It's a long blog that is worth reading to the very end, and it reminded me of a very important truth: enjoy … Continue reading How to Eat…
Sometimes you buy something because the price is right and it looks good, even if you don't have a plan for it. I try not to do this with food so that it doesn't get wasted, but when I was at the local Asian market I saw some beautiful zucchini -- rare in the middle … Continue reading Simple is Good: Warm Zucchini Salad
Hey folks! Today we have a guest blogger, and one of my favorite people, stopping by. One of the best parts of being a romance author is meeting other romance authors, and one of my favorites is Holly Jacobs, who has written about a gazillion books for Harlequin and other publishers (and I very highly recommend her … Continue reading Meet Guest Blogger/Author Holly Jacobs!
In my "Recipe Repair" posts, I try to correct badly explained processes, instructions, or all out mistakes to make a recipe better. The instructions, etc for this recipe were fine (though I did change them), but this is more of a "riff" on the basic recipes, as I have changed the ingredients to make it … Continue reading Recipe Riff: Avocado, Black Bean and Charred Tomato Bowl from Cooking Light
There were two goodies my Mom always made at the holidays (well, she always made a lot of things, but these two were standards): her Fudge-Filled Italian Cookies and Date Breads. These are the two I also always make at the holidays and while the cookie recipe is a family secret, the Date Bread recipe … Continue reading Traditions with a Healthy Twist
I've been a recipe, food magazine, and cookbook collector for decades -- as you can imagine, this means clearing out every now and then, or giving things away that fall out of use. The Internet put a whole new spin on collecting new recipes, but I like printed copies, so I ended up with binders … Continue reading Cookbook Clutter