Our Collective Family Memories: Grandma Doesn't Remember Lasagna

“I talked to grandma yesterday,” my mom said cautiously, referring to her mother as "grandma" for my sake, “and she asked me something really funny.” I slowed my tomato processing to listen. “She asked me if she ever made lasagna before.” This gripped my attention because, of course, lasagna had been something my grandma has always made. And she didn’t remember. Not only did she not remember, but she had to ask. ...more
My grandmother had Alzheimer's.  I was in my teens, quite young, and didn't understand the ...more

Chicken Picatta

A relatively quick cooking restaurant-style Italian dish...for everyday or dinner parties. It's always a hit.http://www.italiangirlcooks.com/chicken-picatta/...more

Plant-Powered Cooking

Grilled Cheese Waffles

Wow, have I got a fun recipe for you today.  A savory homemade waffle mix meets cheesy goodness.  This one is sure to be a crowd pleaser for kids and adults alike. What makes this recipe special is that you create the sandwich with waffle batter, not pre-made bread that you add to the iron....more

Plated + Served: Cicada Stir Fry!

You’ve got a VERY limited time to try this unique recipe… so pay attention.Over the next few weeks as soil temperatures steadily rise, cicadas will begin emerging from their dark underground world… the first time since 1996.Then, six weeks after their mating ritual, they’ll be gone, vanished… dead.Their offspring won’t return until 2030.When I lived in Africa, I spent a little bit of time with the Bushmen in Namibia. Eating cicadas (or grub worms, or giraffe) is decidedly an acquired taste. But I guess you know that....more

Being In Charge

It's funny how when we are placed in circumstances that are beyond our control, we tend to grab hold of some insignificant (in a grand scheme of things) aspect of life and with strange persistence and determination take full charge of it, just to get a feeble sense of being in control. ...more

Layered Beef Enchiladas

http://www.homehatchery.com/layered-beef-enchiladas-2/...more

What Do I Do With Those Easter Eggs?

I know, I know. Everyone knows that the best, and most traditional, way to get rid of those colored Easter Eggs the day after Easter is to throw them at your neighbor's house because their Christmas lights are still up. But did you know you can actually eat them?...more

Ulysses Inspired Guinness Battered Chips recipe

And Richie Goulding drank his Power and Leopold Bloom his cider drank. Lidwell his Guinness, second gentleman said they would partake of two more tankards if she did not mind. Miss Kennedy smirked, disserving, coral lips, at first, at second. She did not mind.-Ulysses, James Joyce...more

Gadget Tree: Making a Better Breakfast

We all agree that breakfast is the most important meal of the day…. Right?But how many times do you skip it… or worse, feed your kids something less than healthy and send them off to school?My good friends at Lékué have solved your problem with a couple of products that I know will become part of your early morning repertoire....more