All Things Meyer Lemon! Lemon Cake and Lemon Vinaigrette

Meyer lemon vinaigrette photo

Meyer lemons are the darling of the food world and are featured in lots of food magazines. After I saw a historical Meyer lemon poster, I was craving anything and everything lemon—and Meyer lemons would be ideal. Meyer lemons were discovered by a “plant hunter,” sent by the USDA to uncover crops that would thrive [...]

Beef Burgundy Recipe

Beef Burgundy photo

My dad was a meat and potatoes kind of guy—and the meat and potatoes could not be combined into a soup or stew. My childhood dinners and food memories could fit into the divided compartments on those ridged plates. Does that sound like anyone you know? It certainly was not the fare of famed chef [...]

Sriracha Chicken and Pineapple Kebabs

Sriracha chicken and pineapple kebabs photo

  Super Bowl Sunday. It is a top party day and it seems everyone I know loves to gather by the TV, graze on fun foods and enjoy friends and family. A few even watch the football game.

Tuscan Vegetable Soup Recipe

Tuscan Vegetable Soup Photo

Christmas and New Year’s came (what joy!)  and went. The busy holiday season was behind me and I was craving vegetables and simpler meals. One Polar Vortex blew by and a second is on the way, so the cold wind is howling something fierce. How can I have vegetables in this weather? And our cookbook [...]

Tangy Meatballs-easy appetizer recipe for the New Year’s Eve Party

Tangy Meatball Photo

Let’s toast the New Year! Here is to you and all that 2014 will bring to you and your loved ones! Thank you for sharing this last year with us and we look forward to sharing lots of recipes, food tips and family stories with you next year! Are friends coming to your house to [...]

Artichoke Goat Cheese Crostini

Artichoke and Goat Cheese Crostini Photo

Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays! Let the bells chime with joy for the season! We love holidays. Can you tell? We have shared stories of our family traditions and favorite recipes for cookies and breakfasts! Food is always center stage at our houses and nothing makes us happier than to share those recipes with family, friends, [...]

Old-Fashioned Parker House Rolls

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What food is sacred to your family? Everyone has a food or two that stands, unchanged, for all of time. Food trends come and go, yet usually there is one recipe that is so revered it has to be served, no matter what.

Thanksgiving Wishes and Gingerbread Cookies!

Gingerbread cookie photo

What a fun and busy time. I love holidays and all of the celebrations and traditions. Right now, my kitchen is stuffed with the fixings for the Thanksgiving feast and at the same time, I am already baking for Christmas. Am I confused? No, it’s just that I try to pack all of the fun, [...]

Spaghetti and Meatballs Recipe

Spaghetti and meatballs, photo

Do you share recipes with your friends? We do and that makes the food taste even better. When I want spaghetti and meatballs, I turn to my friend Roxanne, for hers are the best. Even better, is the story she shares about her favorite recipe and the childhood memories it conjures up when she talks [...]

Maple Syrup Coffee Cake Loaf and Maple Glazed Squash or Carrots

Maple Syrup

I love maple syrup. Yes, I love it drizzled over pancakes and waffles—but I also love baking breads, muffins and cakes with it and glazing carrots, squash and ham with it. This time of year, when baking and roasting take over the kitchen, maple seems to be a natural for me. And, I do mean [...]