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Gluten and Dairy Free Meal Ideas

For the last few days I’ve been asking myself why I caved and made that spaghetti bruschetta the other day. I thought I was getting better because the symptoms were gone. Boy was I wrong. After eating more wheat products for a few more days after that spaghetti, I was back to the awful side … Continue reading

Canceled and Candy Sushi

Don’t get in a tizzy, I’m not canceling my blog. But so far this week, two of my three classes have been canceled. One was due to low enrollment and the other due to sickness. I am not sure what is happening with tomorrow’s class but I should hear something by this afternoon. In any … Continue reading

I was a Barista Beans contest winner!

Photo credit: Barista Beans Last month I entered a contest that was held at Foodie Blogroll by Barista Beans, a fresh-roasted organic coffee bean company. I entered the contest by simply leaving a comment. You don’t even need to have a blog to enter the contests at Foodie Blogroll, just be a member. It’s free. … Continue reading

Broccoli Ricotta Pasta Toss

Here is my entry for this week’s Presto Pasta Nights. Be sure to visit Ruth at Once Upon a Feast on Friday and check out all the great pasta meals listed. I found this recipe, Broccoli-Ricotta Pasta Toss, for my entry and decided to give it a try. I made a few changes for what … Continue reading

Our Valley Cooks Food Expo Pt. 2

Today I promised part 2 of my review of the Our Valley Cooks food expo and I hope this is going to be posted tonight. WordPress has been having some issues today which has prevented me from posting this so I am typing my entry into a word processing document that I can copy and … Continue reading

Our Valley Cooks Food Expo Pt. 1

Photo credit:  Our Valley Cooks What a wonderful experience I had at the Our Valley Cooks Food Expo 2011.The expo benefited Meridian Community Care for their many wonderful programs in the Youngstown, OH area. Being on the volunteer side of the expo gave me an experience very different from my husband. Phil had a great time walking … Continue reading

Reflections on my hectic week

Permit me a bit of monologuing here for a while. This past week has been incredibly busy and full of little people. I have spent time with all 5 grandchildren this week. For a few days, 4 of them came to stay and we had a lot of fun with our tea party, library visit … Continue reading

Rustic Bolognese sauce-a recipe review

Before I get into my review of the Rustic Bolognese sauce recipe, I feel it’s only fair to let you in on a secret. When someone visits my blog and leaves a comment with a link back to their blog, I actually go and visit your blog! Sometimes I even leave a comment.  How about … Continue reading

Appetizer Class Menu

Today I’ll be teaching my first adult cooking class. My group of students will be some lovely folks from a senior assisted living home. I’m not only very excited but rather anxious to get this right. I know I can do it but it’s the time leading up to the class that is the worst. … Continue reading

Pasta and Peas with Pancetta

I’m revisiting my recipe I had already posted here on my blog for pasta and peas for two reasons. First it’s a really simple and easy to make dish but I wanted to zing it up with a bit of flavor from pancetta (pronounced pan-chet-ta). The second reason to spice up this dish was I was … Continue reading