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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

Buffalo Blue Baked Potato

Buffalo Blue Baked Potato

I was searching Pinterest for some ideas to use with my cooking classes for kids when I found a recipe for Chicken Cordon Bleu Potatoes. I was curious enough and clicked through to the blog, Will Cook For Smiles, and liked what I saw. The only problem is I didn’t have all the ingredients on … 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

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

Celebration Night!

Today is our 19th wedding anniversary. I have the world’s best husband but then again, I am quite biased. He treats me like a queen and encourages me in every single thing I do to make myself a better person, whether it’s in the role of a wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, friend,chef, and soon-to-be … Continue reading

Braciole’ and Ricotta Gnocchi

Braciole’ and Ricotta Gnocchi

As I dig deeper into the launching my own small business, I am energized more and more. Soon I have a chance to practice cooking in front of people with an upcoming job. I’ll be cooking a dinner for a group of twelve wonderful people. These are people I’ve known my entire married life. They … Continue reading

My future is bright!

At least to me it’s bright. Just a few short years ago I never dreamed I’d be where I am today. When I started this blog and my cooking journey, the only goals I had were to learn about the ways my ancestors cooked, more about my heritage and possibly improve my picture-taking skills when it … Continue reading

Father’s Day dinner 2012

Father’s Day dinner 2012

We had a wonderful Father’s Day here in spite of the rain that was present all day long. My husband was able to take his Sunday nap without any interruptions and he decided on a simple meal of beef shish kabobs and a potato salad. I suggested a new recipe for potato salad I had read about … Continue reading

Cavatelli….it was supposed to be simple.

I decided to try my hand at making cavatelli. It didn’t work out so good. I ended up with gnocchi-like pasta instead. I found this blog,  What’s Cooking-Italian Style Cuisine, and followed the recipe exactly. I also watched the short video, which doesn’t have a good angle to show how to “roll” the cavatelli very … Continue reading