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

Sriracha chicken and pineapple kebabs photo

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

Tuscan Vegetable Soup Photo

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...]



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...]

Tangy Meatballs-easy appetizer recipe for the New Year’s Eve Party

Tangy Meatball Photo

Let’s toast the New Year! Here is to you and all that 2014 will bring to you and your loved ones! Thank you for sharing this last year with us and we look forward to sharing lots of recipes, food tips and family stories with you next year! Are … [Keep reading...]

Artichoke Goat Cheese Crostini

Artichoke and Goat Cheese Crostini Photo

Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays! Let the bells chime with joy for the season! We love holidays. Can you tell? We have shared stories of our family traditions and favorite recipes for cookies and breakfasts! Food is always center stage at our houses … [Keep reading...]

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 … [Keep reading...]