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Apple Tart in a Hurry

This apple tart is kind of a no recipe dessert which frequently means a last-minute idea. I think we can all agree that an after-dinner bite of something sugary is a universally acknowledged pleasure. Whether you are polishing off a box of girl scout cookies or enjoying a pre-nibble of that chocolate bunny you were supposed to be giving as an Easter gift, the urge for dessert is sometimes just irrepressible. …

Going Green

When organizing my mom’s recipes earlier this year, I saved copies of several to make into a book for her children and grandchildren. One of those recipes was for Green Goddess Dressing. Although it was quite the rage in the 50’s and 60’s it doesn’t appear on many menus anymore. 

Roasted Tomato Soup with Basil

The sunny days are a gift, but the chilly nights still call for comfort food. This soup will warm your evenings, perfume your kitchen, and will require about 2 minutes of your time. It’s quite possible that you have all the ingredients already at hand. …

Mini Baklavas — Tiny Treats

What is it about a snow day that makes us have weird food cravings? Is it because we all know that calories don’t count on snow days? Is it because we are stuck in the house and let’s face it any chores that haven’t been tackled during a year-long pandemic just aren’t going to get done? …

Valentine Snick Snacks

There is a beach my son particularly loved to visit when he was young partly because they had the novelty of a resort area with outdoor dining. You could get all manner of tasty things you would expect at the beach and a few more sophisticated treats. …

Faucon Salad

In Nashville we take it for granted that everyone gets to experience a Faucon Salad every now and then. In truth it’s unique to Nashville. The original Faucons Café was downtown on Union Avenue and owned by a very talented New Orleans chef named Xavier Faucon. …

Birthday Biscuits

Last weekend we celebrated a birthday for my son’s fiancée, Lauren. She appreciates good food and I think I know lots of her favorites. She’s not a cake person, but loves a good flan. Seafood will usually win out and a really good salad is almost always a request. …

Bowl Me Over!

Is it okay to admit that cooking at home every night has gotten a little boring? And time consuming. If someone else would just invent the nightly menu, that would be a start. If you feel the same way here is a menu I think you will like. …

Cooking’s Fun in 2021

I got a wok for Christmas! New motto “Cooking will be fun in 2021!”  Due to a knee injury and a downed tree (not related) cooking for fun has not been a priority lately. It took that wok to get me excited about experimenting in the kitchen again.

A Take it Easy Treat

Don’t you just love the smell of cinnamon rolls baking in your house (or anywhere for that matter)? I am not referring to the ones that are unrolled from a can, baked and then squirted with white stuff from a pouch.  Those aren’t really good.  it’s a desperation move and we’ve all been there. 

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