Thin and Chewy Lemon Cookies

It is hard to believe that Christmas is only ten days away! My husband's family will be...more

Thai Coconut Soup

So, I worked on this recipe to the point where I am finally confident in sharing it with the rest of the world. One of my daycare parents asked if I would make a Thai Coconut Soup for the blog. She loves it, and a place near where she works makes THE best ....more

Roasted Balsamic Rosemary Chicken Quarters

I cooked these chicken leg quarters at night, and due to the lack of natural lighting, I waited until the next morning to do the photoshoot. Regrettably, marinated chicken skin does not hold up well after it sits overnight and takes on the look of a prune—with deep creases and wrinkles. These birds aged ...more

Chipotle Chili Pepper Shrimp with a Limy Dipping Sauce

I did not cook dinner Tuesday, which meant it was a free-for-all night for the family. Everyone was free to make or reheat whatever they chose to eat. So, I had leftover beef stew and a hot dog for dinner (I know...a bit eclectic) ....more

Hearty Breakfast Trail Mix

I hope you all have had a good Thanksgiving and that the weather did not adversely affect your plans. Fortunately for us, the nor'easter was only a minor interference as it came in on...more

Pina Colada Baklava

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Cranberry Mashed Potatoes

I am excited!, Norway's biggest food website, featured my Bread Bowl Hamburger Stew in its article on bread bowl recipes this past week. It was a nice surprise when they contacted me to ask for permission to publish the photo ....more

Creamed Corn and Bacon Lasagna

Good November to all of you! It is that time of year ...more

Carrots and Turnips with Honey Pecans

Hope you all had a good weekend! I spent mine being thankful that I don't have what the daycare children have...the run-of-the-mill cold and hand-foot-and-mouth. It's been a rough week in regards to the health aspect ....more

Pork and Shrimp Wonton Soup

Hello dear readers! I am starting today's blog post with a confession. What is that saying...never admit you made a mistake in the kitchen? ...more