Summertime Sangria

Summertime Sangria

Warm breezes and sunshine are beginning to peek through the days of the week. Soon all we will be talking about will be the heat. Not to worry, help is on the way. Summertime and sangria go hand in hand like beach towels and ocean waves. While I don’t live close enough to enjoy an [...]

Ice Cream Cookie

Ice Cream Cookie

We have been having so much fun promoting our new cookbook, The Newlywed Book, Cooking Happily Ever After. Tis the season for bridal showers, engagements and of course, weddings! This was a book that we had dreamed about. The focus is on what to do with the items new couples have registered for at their [...]

Potato Salad

Potato Salad

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 [...]

Hot Cross Buns

The special day is finally near! Easter is a week away and that means rituals and recipes that are rich with tradition in our home. 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 [...]

Yogurt Fruit Parfait

Yogurt Parfait

The weather made a sharp turn this week and even broke temperature records for Kansas City. I do mean drastic changes–yesterday was 83 degrees and summer like. Today is a bit cooler, but yes, spring is around the corner. With the change in the weather comes a change in what sounds great for breakfast. Wave [...]

Whiskey Sours

Whiskey Sour

Whiskey, hmmm or is it bourbon? Whiskey has become the new buzz word in many food circles. Heck, I don’t even drink cocktails that often but during the holidays, I purchased whiskey and planned to celebrate all the “at home” time with a whiskey cocktail or bourbon on the rocks. Well, the best laid plans….never [...]

Turtle Candies

Turtles #1

My heart jumped a bit when I turned the calendar into February. Ah, yes…the month of love. It must be part of a divine plan that the month of love lands in the middle of cold and gray. A reason to celebrate is always welcomed in the midst of winter. Love was truly a celebration [...]

Greek Style Chicken

Greek Chicken

Soups are no longer appealing as dinnertime choices since the weather in the midwest has been unseasonable warm and dry. The northeast part of the U.S. is preparing for the biggest snow storm ever and the midwest hasn’t received enough moisture to moisten a postage stamp. Soups, stews and braising aren’t as appealing when the [...]

Beef Short Rib Ragu

Beef Short Rib Ragu

Recently I traveled to New York City with my cookbook book club. We rented an apartment, pretended we were in college once again and enjoyed many adventures in the city. As you might guess our days revolved around food and great restaurants, pastry shops, bakeries and kitchenware stores. We had so many great experiences that [...]

Gougeres – Happy New Year

The Newlywed Cookbook

It is ever so hard to believe that we are ringing in a New Year already! 2015! Can you believe it? Let’s count on this year being the best yet and let’s start counting our blessings, one by one. We have a blessing to announce today! Our newest cookbook, The Newlywed Cookbook, cooking happily ever [...]