My close friend Aya Katz, is having some ladies over for a group meeting, so it’s her turn to serve some goodies. Her diet is a bit specific, so since she would prefer not to alter her current dietary foods, we thought why not make a specialty cake. There must be a perfect recipe online for a cake that is high in fats and uses only animal based products and byproducts, and which does not require egg whites (with a bit of a treat using almond flour because of it’s high fat content). Easy peasy, right? Um, no, we were a bit wrong.Read More
I’m a lover of Grapefruit. And I know enough to know that there is a right way and a wrong way to prepare a grapefruit. I like to think of it as the fine art of Grapefruiting. So you can imagine my delight when I found that Good Housekeeping’s Book of Good Meals, 1929, had a section dedicated to proper Grapefruit preparation. I had to share. Here are some tips for preparing Grapefruit.Read More
Any New Mexico culinary adventure would not be complete without a visit to this fabulous little pie shop. The Pie-O-Neer bakers make each pie by hand. People come from all over the world for a perfect slice of their homemade pie. Kathy Knapp, owner of Pie-O-Neer, loves this fact.Read More
We recommend Buckhorn Tavern for its award-winning green chile cheeseburgers, perfect onion
rings, great service and funnest owner/chef. Here's our review of this perfect yet unassuming oasis as part of our vacation adventure into the foods, places, and little surprises that make New Mexico the splendor that it is.
I always thought I'd have to go back to the Inns that make their homes
in the countrysides of England and Ireland to get the kind of ambiance
at breakfast that spoke of simple, early 20th century charm, with beamed
ceilings and white walls with beautiful little pictures in tidy frames,
french doors and windows, lined up tables overlooking delicate gardens
and walking paths; a place that has heard whispers of relaxed
conversation, and the tinking of little spoons in cups of tea or
We all have our favorite recipe for this bit of heaven. But you know your recipe is awesome when you can take what's left of your filling and eat it by the spoon full. Here is my favorite recipe for perfectly tangy and creamy deviled eggs.Read More
These days I create those special dinner moments whenever I can. There's no point in finding excuses of why not, there are too many reasons for finding excuses why you should. Read More
The perfect scrambled egg is thicker and has a fluffier and more complex texture than omelets. And they hold anything you want to put in them so much better.Read More
You don't have to be a well established cook to know what to stock in your pantry. Here are some things you'll want to ponder on while making your Perfect Pantry List.Read More
Apricot glazed pork roast is what to serve. This is truly the best, and most memorable recipe for roasted pork tenderloin. While apricot glaze is fairly easy to make, it is one of those recipes that can be honed to one's own tastes and textures and therefor is, to me, a creative outlet and relaxing experience for those going into the process with no fear.Read More
In our home, mashed potatoes is an autumn staple to most of our
dinners. They warm and fill your tummy just so, and accept a lot of
flavors: from herbs and spices to meats and vegetables, and even autumn
fruits.Learn how to make them... perfectly.
Once the weather turns, and the evenings begin to turn crisp, our bodies tend to crave and need just a bit more in the way of heartiness than a regular burger and fries can offer us. Organic grass fed beef burgers is the best way to go during the colder seasons for its hearty density, the fact that it is much more filling, and because its fat is of healthier quality (especially when rack broiled).Read More
Comet Coffee in St. Louis, is THE #1 coffee, tea, and pastry shop in town, hands down. They are passionate about and committed to serving St. Louis exceptional quality and flavor in every drink and pastry they create and serve, making for very satisfied customers.Read More
I love this recipe for fruit cocktail made with grapes in orange Juice because it is one of the easiest fruit cocktails to make. No sugar added, it is the perfect combination of tart (from the grapes) and sweet (from the orange juice). Ready in 5 minutes, no cooking required. Now that's my kind of recipe.
The fruit cocktail. What is it exactly? How is it served? One of the most popular and traditional appetizers, this simple ensemble of fruit maintains its dignity at the table.
While Christmas Season is the usual time for baked apples glace, I find
myself craving it at other off times of year and feel obliged to satisfy
that craving (especially in late June early July).
Cooking fruit is really very simple. But there’s a right way and a wrong way. Proper preparation and cooking could mean the difference between success and, “Oh, dear!” Find out what to do with Fresh Fruit (stewed, compote cooking in syrup, baked or scalloped, steamed) - Dried Fruits - and Fruit Whips.Read More
Here are some of my favorite salad dressings, created and tested over time in our family’s kitchens.Read More
Sadly, the delicious, highly nutritious rutabaga (you may know it as a swede, turnip-root, or yellow turnip) is not available in supermarkets all year ‘round. The reasons are many, but the top two are:Read More