Karen

I love to cook for my hubby, family & friends! They are always willing to try new recipes that I create. I spent thirty years in sales & marketing and when my position was eliminated, like so many of you I began searching for a new job and maybe a new career where I could utilize my extensive experience.

And in an attempt to fulfill a long time goal and in between substitute teaching, participating in a work share program at a local organic farm and providing sales support for a local builder, I am currently writing a cookbook.

I thought it would be a good idea to start blogging, share some recipes and receive feedback from the foodie community. Cheers!

Action Alert! Stop the Monsanto Rider.

  Action Alert: Stop the Monsanto rider!Please take action today! This just in. From a morning e-mail on Wednesday, March 13, 2013: The biotech industry has again inserted a dangerous provision into the Continuing Resolution ("CR") that is about to be voted on by the U.S. Senate....more
@elaineR.N.  Ditto! Sorry I missed this last week.more

The Pros and Cons of Being Over 50

I'm getting old and there's no mistaking it. I don't like it much, not the physical part of getting old anyway. I don't mind much the life experiences I've had that come with living a full life, but this aging thing bites....more
@KarenLynnn  ok put my glasses on and I need a manicure.... :)more

Completely Inauthentic Yet Delicious Foods for St. Patrick's Day

Before I get into any critiques of what is or isn't Irish food, I'd like to list out my credentials: I am roughly 65-percent Irish by birth. I have been forced to listen to Irish folk music from the age of nine because whoever drove got to control the radio. I attended Irish Fest in Milwaukee unwillingly for at least seven years in a row during my formative years. I've willingly gone back twice as an adult. My father once gave Tommy Makem an instant Irish oatmeal pack. I once sang "Danny Boy" at the top of my lungs at an Irish Pub in D.C. with Ted Kennedy, who was only 40 feet away from me. I really like Guinness. ...more
Love the post! Cheers!more

The Pros and Cons of Being Over 50

I'm getting old and there's no mistaking it. I don't like it much, not the physical part of getting old anyway. I don't mind much the life experiences I've had that come with living a full life, but this aging thing bites....more
Love this post! Having a good belly laugh because I can so relate. Although I have not had the ...more

Vegan Cabbage Rolls Just in Time for St. Patrick's Day

St. Patrick's Day is coming, and one happy side effect of the wearing-of-the-green holiday is that cabbage goes on sale in grocery stores all over the U.S. For cabbage fans like myself, that's the perfect chance to try something new with this ultra-healthful green vegetable. I think these Vegan Cabbage Rolls from FatFree Vegan Kitchen look like a delicious option for Meatless Monday, or any other day when you have cabbage in the vegetable crisper. ...more
Sounds Yummy!more

Poor Man’s Black & White Truffle Wellington Burger

This “poor man’s Wellington,” a burger recipe, sheer delicacy, couldn’t be further from the truth, for there is nothing “poor” about making this dish! This Wellington burger is made with home-ground boneless beef rib meat (one of the tastiest cuts around), and ground a second time with white truffle butter and black truffle mousse-pâté. Lastly, it is shaped, fried and wrapped in delicious, flaky puff pastry. The burger is unbelievably tender and so, so flavorful. It is absolute yumminess!...more
Hi Amiga! As usual when I read your food posts my mouth is watering! This sounds so yummy, wish ...more

Listen Up! Shout Out!

How easily most of us read these words and are able to immediately relate. Listen to what? Shout out what? What should we communicate and when should we do it?...more
Hey Robin, Thank you for sharing! Wonderful as always. Hugs, Karymore

Writing Greatness and The Green Eyed Monster

This morning on Twitter (and in BlogHer Chatter) Laine Griffin of The Laine List expressed how happy she was to see so many new bloggy faces coming to the party.I absolutely agree! Come one, come all...snuggle into that writing chair and let those fingers fly!While I was contemplating all the new blogs to discover, that will ultimately cause me to do even less of the chores I don't do now, I couldn't help but feel a bit of apprehension for some of our newbies....more
Great post! Hugs, Karymore

Gastronomic Mosaics & Culinary Road Maps

Food quickly becomes important to the story in Alex George's A Good American. Before the Meisenheimers ever open the restaurant, Jette finds herself homesick. She turns to the meals she ate in her homeland for comfort. She didn't have recipes passed down from her mother or even a cookbook to turn to. Through a process of trial and error, she made her way through the food in memories until they existed on her table. ...more
Hmm so many great memories…Custard lovingly made by my great Grandmother and served in those ...more

Fat Tuesday 2nd Annual Virtual Mardi Gras Celebration! Ready To Party?

Welcome to my Virtual Fat Tuesday/Mardi Gras Party! The “Greatest Free Show on Earth” is in full swing down New Orleans way and if like me you are at home and feel like celebrating grab a beverage and join the party!The menu is set but I was just thinking that we could also add Jambalaya, red beans and rice, to the menu, and don’t forget beverages to warm the body and soul.My ipod is in its docking station filled with a great selection of Jazz, Zydeco and many of my party favorites ready to liven up the festivities. Don’t forget to grab a handful of Mardi Gras beads, as you arrive at the party. I have filled a bowl with beads in all colors specifically purple which represents justice, green for faith and gold means power. Do you have any favorite Fat Tuesday traditions?  Are you ready to join the party? Cheers! KaryThanks for visiting. Stop by http://cookingwithkary.blogspot.com...more
Peace out my friends! Cheers!more