Grilled Vegetables

Grilled Vegetables

Grilled Vegetables Studies show that we should eat 4 to 5 cups of fruits and vegetables each day. Are you on track? Some days are better than others in our busy lives but one thing is for sure, Grilled Vegetables are always a winner with my family. They rank as high as roasted vegetables on [...]

Glazed Lemon Bars

Lemon Bar

                                      You know it is coming and it must be getting closer. Are you ready? Apparently Kathy and I are ready and waiting. Spring is teasing us this year, isn’t it? One day sunny and even down [...]

Lemon Meringue Pie

Lemon Merinque Pie

Lemon Meringue Pie Yes! The sun is shining and there is a brightness with the lingering daylight that definitely feeds my soul. Think Spring and think eggs, don’t you agree? Check out the facts on the difference between white shell and brown shell eggs at my article on the Kansas City Star’s Chow Town Blog. [...]

Banana Cream Pie

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Easy as pie! How many times have you heard this expression? Pie really can be very easy, very comforting, very tasty and very affordable. Don’t sweat the small stuff. If the thought of a homemade crust is more than you can bare, simply use one of the pie crusts that are premade and in the [...]

Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Recently, I was lucky enough to be invited to a very special book signing. It was to honor my friend, “Q”, who is 95 years old and has enjoyed baking all of his life. Read about Q and his book signing at the Kansas City Star’s Chowtown Blog. After writing about Q and his baking [...]

Italian Wedding Soup

Italian Wedding Soup

Life is filled with unexpected, simple surprises. This makes each day a mystery about to be revealed. Years ago I was scheduled to travel to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Really? Pittsburgh? Ok, truth be known I wasn’t looking forward to this trip. Pittsburgh was right up there with Cleveland. I can talk this way because most of [...]

Wine Vinegarette with Frozen Wine Cubes

Winter Salad

The fa la la of the holiday season has finally caught up with our household. It is time for healthier eating for our meals which equates to more veggies, more salads and healthier living. The refrigerator barely has room for the fresh produce that I have started to stockpile because there are so many half [...]



Ahhhh…….January! Truly the only redeeming thing that I like about January is that it is my best friend’s birthday month and for that reason, and that reason only, I won’t eliminate the month completely from my calendar. (Happy Birthday Kathy Moore!) Usually January raises its ugly head with cold, bitter temperature, snow and many dark [...]

Amaretto Fruit

Amaretto Fruit

Traditions! Yes, traditions run deep in our home this time of year. Our family treasures all of our traditions (and yes, some are quirky,) Christmas brings as many traditions to our home as wishes on Santa’s list. It was a joy to share our Christmas morning tradition this week on the Kansas City Chow Town [...]

Candy Cane Snowballs

Candy Cane Snow Balls

Some days the rhythm of life can be comforting to the soul. When the calendar and the season play a rhythm that sounds something like “same time next year”your heart skips a beat and yes, smiles. Traditions this time of year are the fabric of life. Such is the annual Culinary Cookbook Club cookie exchange. [...]