Good Things Really Do Come in Small Packages!

My husband and I were reminiscing one day about food (always one of my favorite topics!) and various old favorites of ours. As we were oohing & ahhing, fondly remembering some of the ones we had loved the most, he mentioned loving that ”lemon pie with the graham cracker crust” that his mom used to…

Good News! Boston Brown Bread is Back on My Plate!

Traditional Boston Brown Bread, a childhood favorite of mine! I’m so excited that I’ve been able to create a gluten and dairy-free version! I haven’t thought about Brown Bread in years, but it happened to make its way into my mind on one of those occasions when a thought comes and just keeps evolving, like…

The Refreshing Flavors of Spring!

Easter Sunday fell a little later in April this year, assuring the likelihood that it would be a mild spring day! We hosted Easter dinner at our house and I wanted to have a meal that would reflect the milder weather, using foods with lighter flavors. I have a large, happy extended family so there…

Mocha Superfood Collagen Cups

My husband is what we like to call a “sweets boy”. He’ll finish his dinner then say “what’s for dessert?” I like an occasional dessert as much as anyone else, however; during the week I like to stick with healthier options such as dried figs or grapefruit, and try to guide him to do the…

Paleo Chicken a la King, Comfort Food to Warm the Soul!

March is certainly coming in like a lion in my neck of the woods! The month kicked off with a snow storm leaving a sizable accumulation followed by cold spell with temps in the single digits! With weather like that, I crave soothing dishes that’ll warm me from the inside out and had a hankering…

Bursting Hearts & Bark

My dad was an avid gardener. He had a beautiful and abundant garden full of vegetables, colorful annuals & perennials. He used to take such pride in giving me a tour during each phase of the growing season. It was a special time that I cherished with him. One of my favorites in the garden…

My holidays just got a little more delicious!

This……is……life changing! For me anyway! I have always loved butter, so it’s no surprise that I’d love Spritz cookies, those delicious, traditional Swedish butter cookies. I’m half Swedish on my dad’s side, and my mother always made Swedish Spritz Cookies using her old, aluminum hand-operated Mirror cookie press. When I took over Christmas cookie making,…

Chicken Parmesan-ish

I’ve been happily married for over 30 years. For most of our marriage, I’ve made one of my husband’s favorite dishes to celebrate his birthday, Chicken Parmesan. Yum! It’s an easy meal to prepare in advance, which made it nice when the kids were small and I had to do things incrementally when I had…

Unexpected Inspiration

A friend of mine recently asked me how I come up with ideas for recipes; I told her that I often get inspiration when I see something delicious on a menu or at a bakery or other food shop that has ingredients that those in my family or I can’t eat, or would prefer not…

An Easy and Tasty Meal Fit for a Crowd

I am fortunate have a large, extended family that is continuing to grow and expand! We enjoy getting together every summer at a beach house that we’ve all grown up going to. This recipe serves 20-25 people depending on size of appetites and what else is served. This beach house is the perfect place for…