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
Leftover hard-boiled eggs are plentiful at Easter time, and they' re definitely what my mother used to call "a good problem to have." Of course, they can be eaten in egg salad sandwiches, deviled eggs or potato salad, probably the three most traditional dishes using hard-boiled eggs, at least in America. But if you'd like something a bit more interesting, here are 10 very creative ideas from all over the world for using those leftover Easter eggs....more
So you're going to save that Christmas ham bone, right? (Wait, you did get a bone-in ham, right? Right?? If not, next time, okay?) Whatever you do with the meat, once you're down to the bone, it's time to get out your biggest pot. We're gonnna cook and a ham bone, well, it's 100% flavor and it's 100% free.
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Easter is by far one of my favourite holidays, and not just because of the egg decorating! It’s a time of new life, awakening and newness–just the line of thinking we need after the awful, awful winter we just had.
Long before the Easter bunny came hopping along, eggs were given as gifts on Easter Sunday to commemorate rebirth and the end of Lent. What a treat that must’ve been after the forty egg-free days leading up to Easter!
I love and respect the plantain tree! Its one tree which could be useful for men from top to bottom :) Plantain is a very versatile vegetable since it can simply take the flavors of the masala that we use and taste yummy. This time I tried a new version of curry with it by infusing two flavors - garlic and saunf ....more
Easter time is always harvest festival at my place, with pears and hazelnuts to gather, pumpkins to store and potatoes to dig, I always feel a bit like squirrel nutkin preparing for winter. However, you'll find these ingredients in your grocery store year round....more
Every good pizza and flatbread begins with a good dough. Since I’m no pro baker, getting the best part of a pizza right has always been a bit tricky. But, I’ve had decent success with homemade dough over the years… and until recently had yet to come across something just as good from a store ....more
I hope you all had a wonderful Easter! We went to church in the morning and then stuffed our faces with homemade manicotti and chocolate peanut butter pie for dessert (both recipes coming soon!)! Ranch ....more
Homemade fruit leather, or fruit roll-ups, made of dried pureed fruit makes a healthy, delicious treat and a great way to use fruit. Making homemade fruit leather makes a great way to use excess fruit while providing nutritious snacks that everyone just loves. In just a few simple steps, you have your own fruit leather than you can then make into homemade fruit roll-ups that I loved so much when I was a kid ....more
My food dehydrator and I have become fairly fast friends over the past years. I had one type that seemed to work fine, and then, when I started using my new one, I fell totally and completely in love with dehydrating. Did you see my post today over in Add a Pinch Cooking where I shared about my favorite fruit leather recipe...more
Vegetable Pulao- Serves 3This is one of my favorite to go recipes to make when I have kids coming over for dinner. This pulao is made with lots of veggies, is simple to prepare and is always relished by all! So last week I invited my friend and her kids over for dinner ....more