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Cranberry Cake for the New Year Cranberry Cake for the New Year

I want to dedicate a cake to you. To celebrate the end of a year and the beginning of a new one. You deserve it. It has been tough lately. But it will get better, right?! It has to. I usually don’t fuss over a change of digit when a year ends, but this year […]

11 Tips for Eating Out (with Kids) While on Vacation 11 Tips for Eating Out (with Kids) While on Vacation

Eating out while on a trip or vacation, with or without kids, can become a stressful event. Going out for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and maybe snacks too, every day throughout your vacation, can be tiring. Choosing a restaurant, driving, parking, waiting to be seated, reading the menu, consulting, deciding, ordering, waiting, paying, waiting… add […]

More than a Weekly Meal Plan – December More than a Weekly Meal Plan – December

The last weekly menu plan for 2008. Posted recipe for December were… Party times – Holiday (or Birthday) Party Food – Appetizers Entrées: Breadcrumbly Pumpkin Ravioli – Sometimes Life Gives You Breadcrumbs Upgraded/dressed-up Pizza – Sometimes it’s Pizza for Dinner Surprise – Time to Tell You What It Is Amazing, but simple, Chicken Wrap Linguine […]

Holiday (or Birthday) Party Food – Appetizers Holiday (or Birthday) Party Food – Appetizers

Holidays season means… party time, and if you’re lucky, then it’s parties. Here are a few ideas to make your party stress free. What you see in the pictures is what I served for my birthday party in August. That was outside in the backyard… But, regardless of the weather, all the ingredients I used […]

Chicken Liver with Cinnamon and Apples Chicken Liver with Cinnamon and Apples

When I was a child – which was a long time ago, but not THAT long ago – my grandma used to make chicken soup and there were chicken feet, and a throat, in the soup. And I remember my mom, who didn’t cook very often, cooking a cow’s tongue from time to time. Yeah, […]

What ingredients are in this dish? What ingredients are in this dish?

Can you guess what is this dish? The winner who will guess correctly will get the recipe! UPDATE: I’m joking, of course. Everyone will see the recipe… I don’t mean to annoy you with silly questions. Really. There’s a point to all this, I promise. But before I reveal the answer, tell me, does this […]

Linguine with Shrimp Scampi Linguine with Shrimp Scampi

I love this dish with delicate lemon flavored pasta and beautiful orange colored shrimp sautéed in butter. Yum. This recipe makes a perfect weekday meal. It is so easy to make and you can have dinner on the table in 20 minutes or less. I think that I cook this meal every 4-6 weeks when […]

With Respect to the Animals

I just watched a horrifying video a few hours ago showing the lives of animals raised on “farms”, from their birth to our table. I can’t stop thinking about it. I’d like you to visit my Good Food & Bad Food blog and read the post I wrote about it, “Can We Eat Like That […]

Good Food & Bad Food Good Food & Bad Food

Hi everyone, I don’t know how many of you know that I write another blog which is called “Good Food & Bad Food”. I sometimes post there when I read/see something that irritates me regarding food, and sometimes I will post about something that is very good about food. There are some posts that you […]

Mashed Potatoes with Cheesy Crunchy Topping Mashed Potatoes with Cheesy Crunchy Topping

Creamy mashed potatoes with tanned and crunchy and cheesy topping. A combination of all good things together in one dish. Doesn’t this make it the ultimate comfort side dish? I assume that you don’t really need a recipe for mashed potatoes, do you?! But I will share a few tips for making an even better […]