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 […]

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 […]

Chickpeas (Instead of Popcorn), Anyone?

A simple and delicious treat! It’s funny the things you can or cannot remember about your childhood. I can still recall a special outing to the cinema with my cousins and grandfather when I was really young. I don’t remember what we watched but I remember how excited I was about going to the movies. […]