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
So here we are, ten days into 2019, and it's been a crazy few months! From an incredibly busy Thanksgiving through a Christmas that brought with it some health issues and challenges that toned down our celebrations, but also gave us quieter time to reassess our goals and plans for the New Year. For me, … Continue reading A New Year, a New Start…
Even though we're not into the really cold weather yet here in Syracuse, I have been wanting Tomato Soup for days. Finally, tonight, I settled on Tomato Soup and a Toasted Cheddar Cheese Sandwich for dinner. So what if it's 75 degrees outside right? Confession: I've never made my own Tomato Soup. I make all … Continue reading Drop Dead Simple Tomato Soup
One of my very favorite things is a popover. I only discovered them about 5 years ago, when a friend made them for a birthday party where I was serving a Prime Rib (in this case, they are known as Yorkshire Puddings). They were totally addictive, and I made them a few times after for … Continue reading Recipe Repair: Blueberry Popovers
Most of my posts are recipe oriented, but I've wanted to include topical posts as well as food-focused ones on the blog. Today's topic: getting tired of cooking all the time. Even when you love something -- reading, writing, kids, TV, social media, pets, exercise, chocolate (well, maybe not chocolate) -- you need a break … Continue reading Burned Out on Cooking — Thoughts and Strategies
Yes, you heard me -- lasagna for breakfast! This past weekend, we made a gorgeous pot of Lasagna with fresh noodles (Mike's been making all of our pasta since we got the Kitchen Aid attachment, and once you make fresh pasta, you'll never buy boxed again). It was delicious, though for only two of us, … Continue reading Lasagna for Breakfast!
A few months ago, when rhubarb was out, I discovered Smitten Kitchen's recipe for Rhubarb Crisp Bars -- it's a crisp, but it's a bar, like a cookie. Magical! And they were everything you imagine they would be. I've made them several times since with various fruits and one day, I took up Deb's recommendation … Continue reading Healthy, Crunchy, Breakfast YUM!