Joining me today for a discussion of how to wear animal print is my good friend Ashley, who gives some excellent tips on basic do’s and don’ts. We began the discussion before filming when I had told her about a woman I had seen at the grocery store who had on some really cute pieces […]
Wow…that title sounds like a lot of good food for under $10.00 for a family of four…but it’s true! The word roulade simply means rolled. It looks (and sounds) fancy but it’s really easy. But if you don’t want to roll the tilapia, you can mound the crab stuffing on top of the fish and it […]
I’m a pretty decent cook if I do say so but desserts have never been something I was good at. And since I’m not a big dessert eater, I guess I just never really tried to master sweets. And I know that if I was baking up yummy dessert recipes on a regular basis, I’d […]
I’ve never been a huge fan of homemade lemonade, usually finding it overly sweet or too tart. The few times I have made it, the proportions were off and it tasted just ok, and not really worth the effort. But, the other day I saw a recipe in Everyday with Rachael Ray magazine (the August 2014 edition,) and […]
When choosing strawberries, choose plump, uniform in size, and brightly colored ones. And don’t wash them till you’re ready to use. The baby blue salad with balsamic vinaigrette and pecans is one of my favorites and the vinaigrette is so good, once you make it, you’ll be making it all the time!
Here’s an easy and delicious variation on the burger, perfect for a Memorial Day cook-out!
As some of you have read, I was recently diagnosed with celiac disease, which has made me have to rethink a large bulk of the meals I make. And since I would rather eat a piece of plain old white bread versus a decadent piece of chocolate, this has been while not hard, a bit challenging. And pasta? […]
I was looking through bon appetit magazine (September 2012 issue) when I found this recipe and it looked DELICIOUS….but I just assumed it would be way out of my $10 or less budget. Then I looked at it again and thought, I bet I can alter this a bit, get it in our price range and still make it taste good….which I did!
If you’ve never had fresh beets you have to give them a try. If you’ve eaten canned beets and didn’t like them, again, try the fresh ones…you just might be surprised how different (and delicious,) they taste. Beets are in season and available at your local Farmers Markets. We’ve been buying red and gold beets every […]
I love the taste of homemade ice cream but I haven’t owned an ice cream maker in years and haven’t felt inclined to buy one. Because we don’t eat ice cream that often, I haven’t wanted to spend the money on a new ice cream maker and then there’s the issue of storing it. Over […]
I love the spicy flavor of ginger and have used it forever in various dishes like stir-fries, fresh vegetables, smoothies, and sauces. I prefer to buy fresh ginger root, which is available at grocery stores year-round, and fairly inexpensive…there’s a lot of flavor in a small amount. One of my aunts sent me a recipe […]
These burgers have a smoky, spicy flavor which pairs excellently with the cool cilantro aioli. And the homemade chips are so easy, you can literally cook them in minutes in the microwave, adding whatever oils and seasonings you prefer.
Drinking enough water, especially when the temperatures start to rise, is so important. In fact, keeping hydrated can have a huge impact on your overall health. Water… Increases energy and relieves fatigue. Promotes weight loss. Flushes out toxins. Improves skin complexion. Maintains regularity. Boosts immune system. Natural headache remedy. Prevents cramps and sprains. According to […]
Every summer I think about buying an ice cream maker but then don’t for several reasons. First, do I want another appliance I will only use occasionally that’s taking up cabinet space, and second, do I want to spend money on something that again, I most likely won’t use that often? But homemade ice cream […]
This salad, with grilled shrimp, veggies, rice noodles and a fabulous spicy sauce, is my new favorite summer dish! I found this recipe in my May 2017 “Rachael Ray every day” magazine and am so happy I tried it out. It has crunch, some sweetness with a bit of tartness, a bit of heat without […]
Entertaining really can be fun and stress-free, where not only are your guests enjoying themselves but you actually are too. I find that when I plan ahead and keeps lists, everything seems to go smoothly. I also like to keep some aspects simple, and put more of my energy into whatever it is I really want to […]
Super healthy and easy veggie chips at home in the microwave!
Watermelon is a healthy, juicy and at this time of year, inexpensive summer treat. Here’s some awesome ideas on how to enjoy one!
I didn’t know if I would like chicken with a glazed date sauce but the picture looked so good, I’ve held on to this recipe for almost a year.
The first time I made this casserole it was for a get-together at my friend Ashley’s house. It was delicious and from what I hear, there was a bit of debate the next morning as to who got to enjoy the small amount of leftovers. That’s when you know it was good! If you were serving […]