The Fourth of July means the summer is just about half over. Oh no! Where has it gone? I better set aside time to have fun and just enjoy the rest of this season. Do you want to join me? [Read more…]
I’ve never understood folks who refuse to share their recipes with friends and family. This may sound funny coming from someone who writes recipes and receives $$ for those recipes, but let me explain.
Food, family, friends and the kitchen table—that makes for a life with a legacy. Connections, community, laughter and knowing all is well with the world. How much better does it get? Recipes are the link to those traditions, memories and good times. Long after we leave this earth those that love us dearly will make those recipes with fond memories. After the pain of loss, family and friends will cherish those meals that capture the presence of a loved one who has crossed over the rainbow.
My point?! Share your recipes with those you love. If someone requests a recipe, treat the request with the honor it brings. Start your legacy today! [Read more…]
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. [Read more…]
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. [Read more…]
This is the time of year when I make wedge salads for my wonderful hubby. He loves them (and truth be told, so do I.) [Read more…]