Christmas Dinner

This year, we had a wonderful time with close friends on Christmas. To cut back on time spent in the kitchen on Christmas Day itself, we decided to go with ham as our main course. Since it was already pre-cooked, we didn’t have to slave hours upon hours to prepare something special. :-D For the […]

Christmas Cookies

Here are a few simple but oh so delicious cookies that we made over the holidays. :-D Marble Brysselkex (aka sablés) – essentially a type of butter cookie…crisp and tender, with a crumbly texture. This version combines the best of both worlds – vanilla and chocolate! The recipe can be found in The Professional Pastry […]

Louisa’s Spaghetti Sauce

Happy New Year!! You guys are in for a real treat! This recipe is named after one of my best friends – Louisa because it originally came from her family. I first tasted this sauce way back in high school but I didn’t officially get hooked on it until a few years later while I […]

Christmas Greetings 2010

Hello Everyone! Warmest greetings from Ohio. We hope this holiday season finds everyone well. Can you believe Christmas is almost here? Where has the year gone? Here’s a brief recap of our year – Keith continues to be employed despite the sluggish economy, for which we are extremely thankful. With his current contract ending in […]

Spinach and Tofu Soup

This soup makes a great accompaniment for any Asian meal – the tofu and spinach are cooked in an anchovy-flavored broth for a light and delicious taste! 2 tablespoons vegetable oil1 shallot, thinly sliced3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced1 (3.5 ounces) package dried anchovy8 cups water1 (1 pound 4 ounces) package silken tofu1 (10 ounces) package […]

Simple Fried Fish

Here’s a really easy and delicious fish recipe that you can throw together within minutes for dinner on weekdays – the tilapia fillets are lightly coated with turmeric powder and pan-fried. Serve the fish with rice and a side dish of veggie…enjoy! Prepping the ingredients assembly-style Fry fish until cooked Serve with rice and Spinach […]

Whole Wheat Almond Bars

This is a guest contribution from my sis, Flora who hasn’t made an appearance since her Apple Crisp post. She has been extremely busy with her own work – launching Digital Botanicals, a digital art and photo website. Check it out if you haven’t – you can read some of the stories behind her photos […]

Kitchen Sink Cookies

So delicious that we even sneaked in a few cookies before dinner! Out of the blue, Alex announced on Thanksgiving morning that he wanted to help prepare the Thanksgiving meal. Oops! I didn’t even think of that possibility and basically prepped everything the night before, leaving only the actual cooking to be done for a […]

Apple, Cranberry, & Walnut Stuffing

This easy-to-make, delicious stuffing is personalized from the Master Bread Stuffing Formula recipe which can be found in the article, “Bread Stuffing: Just the Way You Like It” (Fine Cooking magazine November 2006, No. 81) or on the Fine Cooking website. Ready for the oven Ready for the tummy :-D 8 cups ¾-inch-diced or torn […]

Thanksgiving Meal

It still hasn’t quite set in that Thanksgiving has come and gone but I know we had our Thanksgiving meal. In fact, the leftovers are all gone!!! :-D I had initially planned on making roast duck for Thanksgiving dinner. I even bought the duck a couple of weeks ahead but wouldn’t you know it, I […]