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LOCKDOWN & I DON’T COOK: SHE SAID

She was twenty-one when she left home to go off to Chicago for training with United Airlines as a flight attendant. Growing up, she never took an interest in cooking, in fact, cooking frustrated her. She preferred to be outside with our step-father learning how to lay bricks, do house […]

WHITE BEAN & CHICKEN SOUP

Cold, Rainy, Winter Evenings SCREAM for Hot & Hearty Soup and Homemade Bread! Why do you suppose it is, that hot soup seems to comfort, when weather conditions are dreary or you feel dreary? There are both chemical and practical reasons, which is why I always keep Bone Broth, homemade […]

BEST SHRIMP RAMEN

The Best Shrimp Ramen soup is going to be in your bowl in less than 30-minutes! Go to the freezer and grab that container of Fish Stock I showed you how to make and freeze for busy days like today. In a snap, we are going to have one very […]

HIS & HER DINNER AT HOME

Not everyone chooses to eat the same type of food, which is why dining out can often be the solution. But what if you are in want of a long leisurely dinner, not wanting to feel rushed to be on your way, but still want different things to eat? I […]

HIS FOOD VS HER FOOD

PICKY EATERS! Few two-people have the same taste in… well, Anything. Food is often a potential battle ground, particularly as we grow older; how we like our meat cooked, to eat meat or not to eat meat, seafood vs yucky fish, allergies, to sugar or not to sugar. Yet often, […]

FAMILY REMNANTS

My niece, Lauren Upton, prepared this table. It’s her birthday party. Turning 29 on the 29th of the last days of 2019. She chose the theme for her birthday party, Middle Eastern. Why? because we are a proud remnant family of Safita Syria and everything we do and cook, when […]

BEEF WELLINGTON

YES, this is a time consuming dish but I promise you, NOTHING tops Beef Wellington done this way! A real show stopper!! When my family gathers, it is not only special because they are the people I love most in this world, but because they are all Food Aficionados! Professional […]

ROASTED RABBIT

I am not sure why Rabbit meat is eaten more widely in Europe than in America, but it is an absolutely beautiful, lean, tender and flavorful meat! If it were not so expensive, I would highly recommend it over chicken. I have prepared it several different ways, and each becomes […]

KOFTA KABOBS

I love that my ethnic heritage is of Middle Eastern roots. The food is about the best anywhere in the world! Spices, sweet and savory ingredients mixed together, lamb and seafood prepared in so many varied ways. Yep, I am thankful my palate was awakened as soon as I could […]

SPINACH SOUFFLE MUFFINS

Busy lives need healthy snacks that are easy to make ahead and take with you. These spinach soufflĂ©’s muffins are one of my favorite to-go meals when I travel by plane and want something healthy to eat on my journey. Oh, if only you could see the look of envy […]