Tag: Homemade

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 […]

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 […]

BONE BROTH

Bone Broth is not just for Soup! When prepared at home, it is loaded with many health benefits. It’s fine (if you must), to use store-bought bone broth to flavor cooking or for a quick base to make a soup or gravy, but it is not the same nutritious product […]

LEMON THYME DRESSING

Growing up in a Mediterranean home, we flavored things differently than everyone else I knew. When you’re a kid, for some reason, we are embarrassed to be different. Now, as an adult, I have discovered that the flavors I grew up with, are the best! Real stuff!! Salads, like most […]

SPELT CRACKERS

Why Spelt?  Sometimes I like to diverge from the mundane ingredients in my pantry and splurge! This ancient whole grain flour, rich in calcium, magnesium, iron, and manganese, as well as flavor, was just the detour I was looking for. Since spelt flour is not processed in the way so […]

LEMONADE COCKTAIL – THE LULU LEMON

Lemonade Season is finally here, and oh the cocktails you can make with homemade lemonade!! My niece Lauren Upton is an event planner for Ken’s Creative Kitchen, in Annapolis MD. This catering company has been wining and dining beautiful brides, prominent politicians, a prince or two, and lots of Hollywood […]

HOMEMADE PRETZELS

Snow Days. When my four, now grown children, were kids, and a school day was traded for a snow day, of laughter, wet floors, and rosy cheeks, they always looked forward to special treats from the kitchen. Problem was, I cooked homemade everything every day any way. So, what could […]

PUMPKIN SPICE

Do you know what’s in your PUMPKIN SPICE? We all love Pumpkin Everything. From Latte’s, to Pie. So why not take ten minutes out of your Autumn season, and mix up a jar of your very own, exotic, and spice layered stash of Pumpkin Spice! So easy. Makes 1 ounce Cinnamon – […]

PUMPKIN SEED & DATE CAKE

There’s more to that lovely, sunshine of an orange pumpkin, than meets the eye! Those seeds!!! The oil that can be extracted from roasted pumpkin seeds is richly delicious. While everyone will be focused on the flavorless meat of the pumpkin, with cakes, pies, muffins, ice cream, and cocktails, (as […]

OLIVE BREAD

  Bread is a staple of life. But, what would we call it if we were to add an array of ingredients to our bread dough? A FEAST! I am delighted to share with you, one of my favorite things to eat. Olive Bread. Add a few bottles of wine, artisan […]