Archive for January, 2013

  Recently while chatting with a friend we were talking about food, recipes, and good ‘eats’ in general. My friend was trying not to complain, but complaining nicely. (Is there such a thing?) Recently she had copied a recipe from a food magazine another woman shared with her. She was   Read More ...

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  Large sea scallops are so fabulous to eat. They are sweet, succulent, and you know you are indulging when you eat them. At least you think you must be indulging as scallops are  actually pretty low in calories and fat, and high in protein per serving which surprises many   Read More ...

Beef stew is so perfect. I always get a great deal of satisfaction just from making it. It makes me feel, hmmm, don’t know exactly what the right word is, but it makes me feel ‘right’ with the world. The savory aroma fills the house and is welcoming in itself.   Read More ...

Cooking shows abound everywhere, and I must admit I watch a good share of them. Sometimes I watch with full attention, sometimes with half an ear tuned in to what is happening on the screen.  Either way I have picked up some useful information, some good ideas, and a few   Read More ...

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Many years ago while growing up in Wisconsin I vividly remember illegal margarine and being very, very, terrified of just seeing that spread on our table! Really? Really!  Wisconsin, being a dairy state had laws pertaining to the protection of butter. Butter had to be used in restaurants, in schools   Read More ...

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Pizza has always been one of my favorite foods. Once I began to cook in a style more conducive to a low-fat, low-salt diet for my family’s health, pizza took a back seat and I missed it. Not just missed it.  I craved it, thought about it, drooled over pizza   Read More ...

Recently while cooking a ‘nice’ at-home dinner for my husband and myself, I knew something was missing from my menu of baked sockeye salmon and lemon broccoli spears. I needed a starch but didn’t want my typical brown rice side, or garlic mashed potatoes. We needed a change, and we   Read More ...

Quick and easy, this dessert cannot help but impress anyone who sees it, not to forget anyone who is lucky enough to have a taste! I love serving an impressive dessert when having friends or family at my table. Often my dinner itself takes most of my time and dessert is   Read More ...

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