Happy New Year! We wish you a new year filled with all things wonderful. For us, that means lots of family dinners, spending time with those you love, fun times with friends, laughter, love, happy memories and of course, good food. [Read more…]
Recently I was chatting with several of my friends who are also cookbook authors or avid gourmet cooks. We were discussing the recipes that were so easy to make at home instead of purchasing these already prepared foods at the grocery store. Foods such as salsa, guacamole, marinara and hummus were mentioned.
The conversation seemed to center around hummus and the jest of the conversation was that hummus was just way too easy to prepare at home and one would NEVER purchase hummus again if they started making it themselves. The group commented how it was easy to always have hummus ingredients on hand and flatbread or pitas in the freezer. A ready made appetizer or munchie to accompany a cocktail always on stand by. [Read more…]
Back to school time is so ingrained in our lives, that even if you aren’t in school, or have a school age child in your home, the cry, “Back To School” is loud and clear. It is everywhere and I know many families are facing the fact that soon, if not today, their schedule will get a lot busier. The lazy, fun days of summer are slipping away quickly. [Read more…]
Certain foods just make more sense to make at home. Guacamole falls into this category. The ingredients go together in minutes and the taste is much fresher and doesn’t have that preservative-off flavor. There are many guacamole afficianodos who claim their recipe is the best and there are as many versions of this recipe as there are tortilla chips in the bag. [Read more…]
Recipes flood my internet feed daily and one or two usually catch my eye and I mentally file those away and plan to test, research and explore further. Then there are those recipes that fly by in a blip and I think “ewww ick”, bloggers are becoming more and more desperate with each passing hour by the “recipes” they are blogging about. One such recipe that hit the ewww ick radar was baked potato dip. Many versions were floating around the world wide web and I thought to myself, why?
Fast forward to a soggy Memorial Day weekend where plans were diverted to accommodate the never ending inches of rain. [Read more…]