I’ve been laid up with a broken ankle for almost 5 weeks now. Naturally, this makes cooking impossible. Recovery has been in my room with a mini-frig full of yogurt, hummus, celery, cottage cheese and other delicacies. My daughters and friends have helped me with lunch, but what’s for dinner you ask? I know what … More Bill’s Grill & Fill Diet
The last time I was in California, my sister and I discovered this great little place to eat on Balboa Island in Newport Beach. Normally we have Mexican Chicken Soup at Picante Martin’s, but alas, they were closed for remodeling. We were crushed. What in the world were we to do? We always get our … More Clam Chowder
As you may recall, for the past few years, my quest as been to make the best cupcake KNOWN to MANKIND…bar none, hands down! It happened to me during the cupcake craze that swept the nation. In fact, I had intended to post a “cupcake of the month” here after my Orange Blossom Cupcakes, but only managed to … More Coconut Cream Cupcakes
It sure has been awhile since I posted anything on this blog of mine. In fact, my last creative endeavor and post was Apple Pie in November 2014. I had no idea then, what was just around the corner… My sweet father was diagnosed with a 6 cm glioblastoma brain tumor on November 7. They gave … More Comfort Food: Creamy Chicken Soup over Mashed Potatoes
Who doesn’t love deep dish apple pie? I have this amazing recipe that I get to share with you right here, right now. But first a little history about this apple pie… I got the recipe back in the early 90’s from a friend down in Orange County, California and have been making it for Thanksgiving … More Deep Dish Apple Pie
In July of 2009, my husband Bill and I went to Budapest, Hungary and Prague, Czech Republic. Our daughter had been in Hungary for 18 months on a mission for our church. Bill also worked on some movies for NBC over there and wanted to show me some of the amazing sites in both cities. … More Greek Salad and Chicken Kebabs
I researched this question years ago and the answer was olive oil. It’s true that olive oil is better than other oils, especially for salads, drizzling after your food is cooked and cooking at lower temperatures. However, there is something called “the smoke point” (the temperature at which an oil begins to break down and becomes … More What’s the best oil for cooking?