For some reason, citrus flavors like orange and lemon are great flavors when the weather cannot make up its mind if it is winter or summer. Orange tastes fresh and to me, just seems perfect for spring. This Glazed Orange Pound Cake is ideal for Mother’s Day (yes, it is coming), a spring pot luck event or an upcoming picnic. [Keep reading...]
Potato salad–do those words bring a smile and cause you to pause and fondly remember days gone by? Do you recall family reunions, picnics, BBQ’s, vacations on the beach or at the lake and a plethora of happy times? Or do you shutter, shake your head and think, oh no! Not potato salad. Who makes potato salad anyway?
Potato salad falls into the same category as meatloaf, chocolate chip cookies and spaghetti sauce. Every home has their own version and that family recipe is truly the only correct way to prepare that traditional food. [Keep reading...]
Hallelujah spring! I think you have finally broken through the barriers of winter and at least in my neighborhood, you are here to stay. Even people who say they don’t eat seasonally will probably agree it is time to step away from the stews and toss a fresh salad.
Do you make your own salad dressing? Now, don’t turn away from this blog—and I ask because when we teach cooking classes, it appears that making your own vinaigrette seems foreign. People seem to have the mistaken idea think that a basic salad dressing is tough to make. Nothing could be further from the truth. [Keep reading...]
Each Easter morning begins with Hot Cross Buns. These are always served with dyed Easter eggs, fresh fruit and orange juice. This is always the way we begin our special day. It is indeed a glorious day. Yes, of course, the big Easter dinner will take place much later in the day but the day will be off to a grand start with this traditional breakfast. [Keep reading...]