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.
Cuttlefish belong to the squid and octopus family and they look like a larger squid with a wider, bigger body, longer wings than squid and shorter tentacles. You could use large squid for this recipe but cuttlefish work better as the tentacle is thicker and therefore holds up better to heat. Here in Toronto, fresh and frozen cuttlefish can be found at ethnic and Asian markets ....more
Twice Baked Potatoes – Samosa Style This recipe is probably one of the first ones I ever wrote down as a MUST DO and I’m finally getting to it – four years later! The original recipe that I saw oh so long ago featured a standard russet potato, but I knew from the beginning that […] ....more
Is anyone else an Amazon addict like me? It’s just oh too convenient to order something from Amazon and get it 2 days later at you’re doorstep with free shipping. No, they aren’t sponsoring this post ....more
Mushrooms, bacon and spinach in a (fairly) light whole wheat pasta dish that’s ready in 30 minutes. Does it get any better than that? As much as I enjoy meatless meals (I’ve been making this one over and over again), I can’t fathom completely giving up meat ....more
Tortellini with Shrimp, Mushrooms, and tender Asparagus is a super simple supper ready in under 30 minutes. If you are looking for new pasta recipes to try, definitely try this one! It comes together quickly and tastes like you’re eating in an Italian restaurant! ...more
Ok so I officially wish I were hosting a huge Easter gala purely for the potential dessert buffet. Monday’s Coconut Cream Cake would be front and center as well as some Mini Vanilla Bean Strawberry Layer Cakes and Chocolate Easter Nest Cupcakes. These Whoopie Pies would of course be piled high on a fancy cake stand as part of the spread ....more
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