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Not winning hurts

Not winning hurts

I alluded to the fact I entered a contest to win a trip to Italy in a previous post. I am here to vent and say I was not chosen. I will not say I lost because that would imply I am a loser which I am not. There were many entries and I was … Continue reading

Chicken Posole Soup

What’s this? Two posts in a row? Yep. I had to write about this recipe I tried yesterday and you know my family are the guinea pigs of all my cooking experiments. This was no different. Several shocking things occurred. 1. My onion-hating son ate more than half a bowl knowing there were diced onions in … Continue reading

Way behind on writing

Way behind on writing

I should have written this a few weeks back but I’ve been lazy. Yep, too lazy to write but I’ve been a bit busy. Two days a week I run my grandson into the next city for a summer camp and then pick him up and bring him home again. I have time when he … Continue reading

New recipes….appetizer and dessert

New recipes….appetizer and dessert

First things first, the job didn’t work out. I took down the post about it so I wouldn’t be found in a search for that particular business in my area because it’s not fair to them to make it known about their changes. Now, moving right along, because that is exactly what I am doing … Continue reading

Mediterranean Cooking Class Recipes

I taught a wonderful class last night which highlighted some of the classic foods and tastes from Mediterranean cuisine.  This was probably my last class for a few months since next month I am having surgery to repair a SLAP tear on my left shoulder. I’m sad about this but I will be happy to … Continue reading

Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

My husband needs to cut out salt and fat from his diet as he is on the borderline of hypertension. He has already lost some weight, which is good although he wasn’t too much overweight, maybe 20 pounds?  So once again I found myself searching the internet for recipes and a new way to cook. … Continue reading

A Lesson in Quadrucci Pasta

A Lesson in Quadrucci Pasta

Sometimes I have very high aspirations when I find new recipes or new-to-me old country recipe from Italy. I think, “eh, how hard can it be?”. I am here to tell you sometimes it’s really tough.Last night I remembered to buy flat leaf Italian parsley to try this really cool dish called “Quadrucci in Brodo” … Continue reading

Pierogi Tutorial with Photos

Pierogi Tutorial with Photos

This past Saturday I taught a pierogi workshop at Cool Beans Cafe and it was a success. Due to time constraints, we ended up with some leftover dough and filling for me to take home and make for my family. I thought I would add in another recipe for filling as well as giving you … Continue reading

Entering a new chapter….

As I wrote in my post the other day, last night I had a cooking class filmed for a segment that will be shown on a local daytime talk show. It’s going to be all about date night ideas for couples. I am so thankful to the owner of Cool Beans who gave me the … Continue reading

Tips for a Tip….Sirloin Tip that is….

When I was grocery shopping over the weekend I found the price of cheap ground beef per pound to be only $.10 cheaper than a sirloin tip roast per pound. I decided not to settle for the cheaper meat, most likely with additives, and get the roast. We don’t eat very much red meat here … Continue reading