Fish Tacos

“Never underestimate how much assistance, how much satisfaction, how much comfort, how much soul and transcendence there might be in a well-made taco and a cold bottle of beer.” ~ Tom Robbins...more
Whats Cooking at Dinner Thyme  Yes, it is!!!  You sound like me; so many recipes to try, I ... more

My Grandma's Famous Biscotti

Hello everyone, cheers to the weekend!! :) Can we just stop and marvel at my breakfast for a second?...more
1 bottle pure anise extract!  That seems like so much.  These biscotti look wonderful though. :) more

Can anyone help me with adding images in my post so that they show up in the feed?

Can anyone help me with adding images in my post so that they show up in the feed? ...more
Denise Thank you so much for the reply! more

Starting a Blog is Like Having a Baby

I know what you were thinking when you started your blog. You had a kid. It was hard. It was boring. It was stressful. So you decided, hey, I'll start a blog! That'll make me feel like my life's worth living again. But what you didn't know was that all the hard, boring, stressful stuff you were trying so desperately to escape wasn't going to end at your laptop. Oh no. It was only the beginning. Because having a blog is exactly like raising a kid. Exactly.* ...more
haha yes, it is!  I especially like the comparison to having a newborn.  When I first starting ... more

How to Make Your Own Hot Sauce

Growing up in a multicultural neighborhood was one of the best things that could've ever happened to me. The sound of Latin salsa music, aromas of fresh baked Arabic baklava, warm Armenian boreks and Italian cookies blended perfectly with my mom's own meatloaf and apple pie. On Jefferson Drive everybody brought their culture and cooking to the table, literally.  It was exciting, fun and completely natural.Some memories are sweeter than others. ...more
I've been wanting to make my own hot sauce for awhile.  This inspires me to actually do it.  ... more

My Mom's Golden Pound Cake

The recipe you see below was written by my mother sometime during my first year of marriage. She had come to stay with me when she found out I was pregnant with her first grandchild. You should know that my mom and I during my teen years did not get along to say the least. I gave her more trouble than she ever deserved. We had a very rocky relationship and previous to my marriage I did everything I could to stay as far away as I could. But, here I was newly married and expecting. The lights for me were coming on, and I could see the hope in my mom’s eyes....more
JLB CravingsThanks so much.  I agree.  I love seeing my mom's handwriting and the smudged ... more

My Mom's Golden Pound Cake

The recipe you see below was written by my mother sometime during my first year of marriage. She had come to stay with me when she found out I was pregnant with her first grandchild. You should know that my mom and I during my teen years did not get along to say the least. I gave her more trouble than she ever deserved. We had a very rocky relationship and previous to my marriage I did everything I could to stay as far away as I could. But, here I was newly married and expecting. The lights for me were coming on, and I could see the hope in my mom’s eyes....more
You're so right! more

Joanie's What's On The Stove

Joanie's What's On The Stove started by a simple post on Facebook a few months back of what I was cooking that night for dinner.  My friends loved it!  So I started posting on a semi-regular basis.  Friends were commenting about how they look forward to see what I've got going on the stove and more than a few suggested I should start a blog about it...well...here is my first attempt, ironically, the only thing on my stove tonight is a pot of beans soaking for tomorrow. ...more
Good luck with your blog! I'm looking forward to seeing what's on your stove. :) more

My Mom's Golden Pound Cake

The recipe you see below was written by my mother sometime during my first year of marriage. She had come to stay with me when she found out I was pregnant with her first grandchild. You should know that my mom and I during my teen years did not get along to say the least. I gave her more trouble than she ever deserved. We had a very rocky relationship and previous to my marriage I did everything I could to stay as far away as I could. But, here I was newly married and expecting. The lights for me were coming on, and I could see the hope in my mom’s eyes....more
If you try it, let me know! more

My Mom's Golden Pound Cake

The recipe you see below was written by my mother sometime during my first year of marriage. She had come to stay with me when she found out I was pregnant with her first grandchild. You should know that my mom and I during my teen years did not get along to say the least. I gave her more trouble than she ever deserved. We had a very rocky relationship and previous to my marriage I did everything I could to stay as far away as I could. But, here I was newly married and expecting. The lights for me were coming on, and I could see the hope in my mom’s eyes....more
It was my pleasure, and thank you!  It is the pound cake I compare all others too.  :) more