Hanami Bento and Giveaway

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A Month of Side Dishes: Jazzed Up Hasselback Potatoes with Garlic Herb Butter

As a kid, I loved spicy, super-garlicy sausages.  So did all of my family.  Then, I married a man who did not really care for sausages. Sometimes I have a craving but all the beef sausages I find are stuffed in natural hog casing.  So from time to time, I'd make my own beef sausages, stuff them in sheep casing (!!!) or I just wrap them in plastic then freeze them to keep their shape when cooking. They never were quite as good as the ones I had as a child. My son never liked beef sausages specially my homemade version. ...more

Looking for Ways to Prepare Asparagus?

It’s almost Spring, and one of my favorite vegetables is making an appearance in the supermarket at a price I can afford to pay. Asparagus!What a versatile, colorful, and tasty veggie. It doesn’t take long for asparagus to be the first to disappear from a vegetable platter filled with carrots, celery, tomatoes.Asparagus is best when it’s simply steamed, and served lightly dusted with a little kosher salt and some cracked black pepper....more

Need a Tried and True Appetizer Recipe For Your Super Bowl Party?

Yahoo! It's that time of year again, and we are big football fans in this family.The fact that my son is the head coach of a local high school, and has played or coached most of the 27 years of his life, hasn't contributed to our football obsession at all....more

Who Doesn't Like Brussels Sprouts?

Fresh Greek Quinoa and Avocado Salad

You’ve heard me say it before, and I’ll say it again. Quinoa is tops on my list of grains. Except, it’s really not a grain according to the world’s healthiest foods “Most commonly considered a grain, quinoa is actually a relative of leafy green vegetables like spinach and Swiss chard. It is a recently rediscovered ancient “grain” once considered “the gold of the Incas.”...more

Gingery Teriyaki Salmon with Stir-fried Broccoli Florets

I can’t say I’m not sorry to see things getting back to normal after all the holiday fun, or what passes as normal in my house.Healthy eating feels good too. All the cookies and treats are gone, and the dining out and dinner parties over for awhile....more

Crisp Fennel and Cabbage Slaw

Yesterday I posted the best recipe for a light and crunchy breaded shrimp. The shrimp could have stood by itself as an appetizer, but we wanted a meal....more

Light and Fluffy Whole Wheat Waffles

Yesterday I gave you 10 tips to lighten up your recipes. Today’s waffle recipe is a terrific example....more

Lighten Up! 10 Tips to Lighten Up Your Recipes

You really can cook light. Light and healthy cooking. Healthy living. We all want that, don’t we?To help you along your path to a lighter cooking style, I thought I would share a few of my cooking tips. Tried and true ways to light up your recipes, and still keep great flavor....more