What’s In The Pie

Since St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner, and I usually try to offer an Irish dish for my cooking classes, I was struggling with what to serve.  Last year it was the awesome Corned Beef and Cabbage, and the best Irish Soda Bread…

Save Me a Roll

Save Me a Roll

  Thanksgiving could be the best family time of the year.  It is stated that people will travel from miles around just to join their families, not only for the biggest feast of the year, but to re-unite with their loved ones.  It is a…

On A Roll

  Making all these pumpkin recipes has really been fun for me.  And since there seems to an abundance of pumpkins this year, I say, why not?  Of, course, the real pumpkins on the porches are a lot of work, that is if you plan…

Pumpkin Mania

Pumpkin Mania

Hello everyone, and welcome to National Pumpkin Day!  Yes, that’s right.  Today, October 26, 2014, is the day to welcome pumpkins.  As if we haven’t seen them on every doorstep for the last month. I think we could say we are in Pumpkin Mania.  As…

Apples, Squash, and Pumpkin Pie

October!  This is the one month of the year that tells on itself descriptively.  With the brilliance of the landscape bursting with color, from bushes to trees and the multicolored mums, to the cool evenings spilling over with outstanding sun-sets, one does not lack for…

Happy September

Wow guys, here we are in the second week of September, and Christmas is looming right around the corner.  I can still see last year’s Christmas lights hanging on the back porch pillars.  Bill said they looked good since they were all white, so he…

Make It Lemon

  Did you know that the trusty little lemon is used for a multitude of purposes, culinary and nonculinary?   It has been used for sore throats, facials, in toothpaste, in detergent, for bleaching agents, and especially in every cuisine possible.  I ask you, what would…

My Summer Sweet

Here we are in the thick of summer, with the kids catching fire flies, bedtime curfews out the window, and even the pets enjoying circling the grills for droplets of barbeque.  Summertime!  The time of the year when life seems to take on more memories…

Smell That Smoke

The other day, thinking about what to make for supper, I happened upon country style ribs looking up at me from the meat case at my local grocery store.  Now, just what could I do with these, I thought.  They looked so meaty and regal,…

St. Patrick’s Day Feast

Raised in an Italian home, I can honestly say I never knew what Corn Beef and Cabbage was.   We didn’t even have any Irish friends and therefore the chance of even tasting an Irish dish was remotely impossible.  Later on in years, when March 17th…