Archive for February, 2013

For several years I have had a wok. My kids got together and just knew I needed a wok. They ‘tapped’ into their dad and voila I have a wok!  Thinking a wok is meant for Chinese cooking I have used it a few times but not very often. Of   Read More ...

Categories: Tools of the Trade

My Grandma could make cookies like no other! My mother, my sisters, myself, and my daughter all love this cookie. I have tweaked the recipe a bit, well, more than just a bit, to make it healthier. Afterall, no one should be ingesting anything that has as the first ingredient,   Read More ...

    My maternal grandmother was such a good cook. Grandma made everything, soups, desserts, pickled fish loaves, breads, and gravies, all to accompany wonderful meals. I remember her sauerkraut. So delicious with just a bit of pork in it and thickened just a tad with leftover mashed potatoes. Grandma   Read More ...

Categories: Blog

Cold cereal doesn’t always work for me for breakfast. Hot cereal makes me feel as though I have ‘carb overload’ just thinking of eating it. An egg and cheese sandwich is my favorite breakfast. It is warm, satisfying, and just tastes absolutely good. High protein, good fiber, good calcium, and   Read More ...

We love eggs, and luckily have a few hens that keep us well supplied. Sometimes the eggs overtake the refrigerator and I need a recipe to help use them up. Making a frittata is a good use of eggs, and best of all, a delicious and nutritious meal. Good for   Read More ...

Mmmmm, I love the full taste of a good red wine. I always enjoy a glass of good Cabernet, but one or two glasses is it. The remainder of the wine is saved in the bottle, cork stuck back inside. The next time I pour a glass from that bottle   Read More ...

Categories: Tools of the Trade

We love tacos, and often fall back on them for a quick meal. We always make them low-fat and nutritious. Recently we were craving a shrimp taco and had no fat-free tortillas on hand, or time (well, really no desire) to make them from scratch. What I did have was   Read More ...

Everyone must love homemade pasta, don’t they? Fresh pasta does not even begin to compare with purchased, boxed pasta. The basic, traditional recipe is so simple: 1-cup flour to 1 whole, fresh egg.  Work the flour into the lightly beaten egg a bit at a time, and start to knead   Read More ...

Here I am sitting with my second cup of coffee early on a Sunday morning thinking about ‘kitchen stores’. I absolutely love browsing through a kitchen store stocked with endless items just waiting for me to drop in my basket. I truly cannot remember a time I did not wander   Read More ...

Categories: Tools of the Trade

Often I need a main dish and have little to work with in my pantry.  Noodles of any type with a white sauce are so good when made to be flavorful. White sauce sounds bland and boring. It can be!  The sauce I love to make has flavor, little fat,   Read More ...

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