Tag: Homemade


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 […]


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 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 […]


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 […]


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 – […]


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 […]


  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 […]


    Strawberries and Spring just go together! You know what else goes together? Homemade Strawberry Vinaigrette to toss with our refreshing Strawberry Spinach Salad! This dressing is fast and easy to make, and it will keep in the fridge for several weeks. The flavors of this dressing make for […]


Pizza, Pizza, Pizza! Anything you can put ON and pizza, you can put IN a Pizza Roll. Actually, the possibilities are more inviting, because the Pizza Roll is easier to eat, serve, and save. Use your imagination, or simply empty your fridge into this easy to make dough, roll that […]


A beautiful cocktail Charcuterie, whether sizable for a party, or a single board for lunch, calls for equally beautiful artisan crackers! I never skimp on the quality of cheeses and meats I use for my serving boards. I also give thought to the types of dips I might serve. So, […]