Category: In the kitchen

Diabetic-friendly Ambrosia Salad

We got invited to a 4th of July picnic this afternoon and our host is diabetic, so I scrambled to come up with something that is both yummy, pretty diabetic-friendly, and doesn’t require me to turn on the oven. (We’re having a heat wave… Continue Reading “Diabetic-friendly Ambrosia Salad”

My favorite food on the planet

I’ve been a salmon addict ever since I first started coming to Seattle for training and would eat at restaurants where I would get perfectly seared salmon filets.  I relished the flavors – wood/fire smoke, lemon, that crunchy bite from the caramelization – bursting… Continue Reading “My favorite food on the planet”

Simply delicious breakfasts: Baked Oatmeal

This is one of my favorite recipes.  Simple, delicious, and soooo good cold mornings! I’ve modified it from the original one I found to make it tastier and to serve a smaller family.

Starting 2015 off with a giveaway!

I was planning one of those introspective posts that are so popular at the start of a new year, but I have the rest of my life to subject myself to analysis.  Instead, I’m giving away two vintage aprons!  Here they are:

Recipes of Christmases Past: Nutmeg Logs

I made these today and was instantly whisked back to my childhood.  I was full of memories of watching my mother make these for the holidays, the scent filling first the kitchen and then the whole house.  The rich smell of the nutmeg was a… Continue Reading “Recipes of Christmases Past: Nutmeg Logs”

Lila’s Macaroni and Cheese

My grandmother, Lila, is one of those old school cooks. She’s from that generation where they made due with what they had and learned how to squeeze rich, flavorful foods out of every possible part of the garden haul. (Proof of this is the fact… Continue Reading “Lila’s Macaroni and Cheese”

Quick and Easy Flatbread Pizza with Lamb

We’re blessed to live down the street from a major farmers market, and last fall, I purchased several pounds of ground lamb.  Tim refuses to eat it so it’s taken me a while to get through it all, but since he was away for… Continue Reading “Quick and Easy Flatbread Pizza with Lamb”