I love this time of year. Spring.Okay... so if you live in many parts of the country, we're still very much in winter. BUT... the frozen land is starting to thaw and there are signs, however slim, that spring is upon us. ...more
Recently, my husband and I celebrated our 19th wedding anniversary. We dined out one evening while we were recently in Florida and my husband asked the chef to create a new appetizer by adding some pan-seared prosciutto to a tomato mozzarella salad ...more
I don’t often need an excuse to bake. I love the smell of cookies or bread baking in the oven. It seems to draw everyone in the house to the kitchen island and away from their phones, computers and electronic pad thingies. I grab a mug of milk for ...more
Another day, another study, this time finding that while all other studies have found the contrary, the Medical University of Graz in Austria found that vegetarians had more health problems than meat eaters. According to CBS's coverage, ...more
It’s the go-to party food, the something-went-wrong-with-dinner salvation meal and one of the most requested gluten-free recipes of all time.While there are gluten-free frozen pizzas, premade crusts and box mixes on the market, I’m all for ...more
Reese’s peanut butter eggs are the absolute best! Everyone has their favorite Easter candy, and peanut butter eggs are mine. As a kid, my Easter basket was stocked with the chocolate-covered, peanut butter-filled candies. I loved them then, and I love them now....more
At a playdate with a group of mothers, I once horrified an impossibly hip, young mom by telling her I refused to eat organic food because it was too expensive and that I felt I wouldn't be buying a better product. The look of shock on her face made me wonder if I had suddenly experienced a Janet Jackson-esque wardrobe malfunction. After glancing down to make sure I wasn't flashing anyone (and to check that Justin Timberlake wasn't lurking behind a bush), I tried to calmly explain my position on organic versus conventionally grown food.
I'm guessing quite a few people starting thinking about comfort food when April 15 comes every year, and for everyone who can use a little culinary diversion on Tax Day Eve, I'm recommending this delicious-sounding and comforting Mascarpone Spinach Pasta from Macheesmo for this week's Meatless Monday pick.
Muchas veces les he contado de la influencia que mi abuela y mis tías tienen en mi cocina. Yo no sabía cocinar antes de venirme a EEUU, pero una vez que empece, descubrí que tengo todos los sabores que caracterizan nuestra sazón chilena en mi cerebro, dado que es lo que crecí comiendo con ellas. No menciono a mi mamá porque ella siempre cocinó diferente, a ella le gusta hacer cosas nuevas y exóticas: curries en los 80 por ejemplo en Rancagua… ....more
Delicious buttery, sweet popcorn! You remember loving this as a kid right? Now that all the research on GMO has come out, it's hard to fully enjoy this tasty treat without feeling guilty (at least for me). That's why I've come up with an organic kettle corn that is healthy and doesn't require the use of a microwave (I've been microwave free for almost two years and I love knowing that none of our food is cooked with radiation)....more
Cellophane-wrapped baskets brimming with pastel-hued eggs and Cadbury bunnies, sneakily positioned on my dresser mid-slumber. Usually a little card signed by the Easter Bunny himself. That was Easter for me as a kid ....more
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