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Potato Pancakes with Fried Apples

Potato Pancakes with Fried Apples

You are probably asking yourself what part of potato pancakes are Italian. Nothing! But guess what? I don’t eat Italian food daily but I do think about it daily, that counts right? Plus we love a variety of foods so I cook a lot of ethnic dishes. I have a class scheduled for the end … Continue reading

Thanksgiving Day Menu

This year we are going to eat a mostly traditional Thanksgiving day meal. I usually rebel and make something Italian but for some reason I am not giving in to my rebelliousness this time around. But I have to tell you I have warned the family that Christmas will be Italian! Of course we’ll have … Continue reading

Why do I teach cooking classes?

I’ve been asking myself this question since I’ve had a rash of classes over the past week. My simple answer is this- I love to cook and I love to teach others how to cook. I get so much joy from watching people learn they can make delicious foods in their own kitchen and it … Continue reading

Class Recipes and More!

Tonight I had to privilege to teach an appetizer class to a fabulous group of people. You guys rock!  This was a fundraiser for a worthy cause, Project Learn which focuses on adult literacy classes. They have three used bookstores in our county, which I have shopped at frequently, and they are run by volunteers. I love … Continue reading

Cooking classes and recipes

The teacher in me is so very happy. In the next week I have 5 classes scheduled at Cool Beans Cafe’. It excites me because I am going to teach classes in Italian cooking.  This Saturday will be homemade pasta with a homemade tomato sauce and meatballs followed by cannoli for dessert. On the following … Continue reading


It’s no secret around here that Fall or Autumn is my favorite season followed by Spring.  I love the leaves changing colors and the crisp, cool air. I simply adore the smell of wood-smoke fires burning in backyards or in my neighbors’ fireplaces. Looking into the sky on a clear night shows me the beautiful … Continue reading

Quinoa! Who knew?

I had no idea quinoa was such a great food. It’s a grain, full of protein, vitamins and minerals essential for our bodies. It’s also tasty and easy to prepare. It’s versatile according to the variety of recipes I’ve found online. Tonight I made quinoa, just plain with nothing but water and salt. It really … Continue reading

Somebody’s gotta do it….

take care of me, that is. As a wife and mother it seems I am always caring for others while I go to the bottom of the list in that department. Eventually a body will scream for help or send up the white flag of surrender,and mine did just that. All of the health trouble I’ve … Continue reading

Finding Answers

I truly wish I could report that I have found some answers to my health issues, but I can’t. I have found a doctor who specializes in treating allergies along with food intolerance issues therefore I will be scheduling an appointment with him. My blood work showed not a single reaction to any of the … Continue reading