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 … [Keep reading...]

All Things Meyer Lemon! Lemon Cake and Lemon Vinaigrette

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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 … [Keep reading...]

Beef Burgundy Recipe

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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 … [Keep reading...]

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 … [Keep reading...]

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. … [Keep reading...]

Sriracha Chicken and Pineapple Kebabs

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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. … [Keep reading...]

Tuscan Vegetable Soup Recipe

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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 … [Keep reading...]

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 … [Keep reading...]

Meatloaf

Meatloaf

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 … [Keep reading...]