Lentil, Beet and Tahini Salad

I sometimes do too much volunteering and overextend myself but one way or another something good always comes out of it. This recipe that came out of the last cooking demo I did and is really good. The theme for … Continue reading

MeatLoaf – The Quintessential Comfort Food

Meatloaf is the ultimate comfort food. Inexpensive and easy to make,  a well seasoned meatloaf with that sweet-savory glaze, is one of my family’s favorite dinners. The leftovers also make great sandwiches, which is why, when I do make it, … Continue reading

Three Loaves

A few months ago a fellow food blogger, Jerry James Stone, started a movement called Three Loaves. People sign up, (you can too by clicking the link) get a recipe and make three loaves of bread, one for a friend, … Continue reading

Ginger Snap Baked Apples

I wanted to come up with a nice dessert that wasn’t too filling, too sweet or too heavy to be part of a Thanksgiving celebration.  Baked apples do fit the bill! They are pretty easy to prep and can be … Continue reading

Easy Thanksgiving for 6

Oh the Thanksgiving posts abound, but people are asking me for help with doing a first and or easy Thanksgiving. Friends that haven’t done it before and are a bit nervous in the kitchen. Does that sound like you too? … Continue reading

Shiitake Mushroom Powder

Mushrooms have a ton of umami, that Japanese word that describes the fifth taste. roughly translated to mean smooth, savory flavor.  It is also described as meaty and savory. There are lots of foods that have umami, like meats, mushrooms, … Continue reading

Blackberry Sangria

For warm nights on the deck, porch or patio or sunny afternoons with friends, it is hard to think of a more fun and refreshing beverage than sangria, that classic drink from Spain and Portugal. Earliest recipes include fruit, sugar/honey, … Continue reading