Smooth Split Pea Barley Soup

Many, but not all tradtions, begin in childhood. Many reflections and memories connect us to food, flavor and smells. Stories abound how our mothers, fathers and grand parents cooked a partifcular way. Often we try to repeat recipes, imagine t astes that have seeped into our minds, heart and DNA! Split pea soup, not with…

Zucchini cheesy tomato frittata

Frittatas have introduced me to fancy egg dishes for dinner. As a kid, as well as an adult, I often ate them for breakfast. It was a gradual practice I developed early on and have held onto it for decades. Because of this routine, I would not want to eat eggs again for dinner–too many…

Delicious Delicata-squash soup

Throughout much of 2021, I was dealing with extensive dental work including implants and extractions. Therefore, I needed to eat soft and mostly smooth foods. If I didn’t follow these simple directions and exerted effort to chew harder foods, like sandwiches, steaks, carrots, nuts and the like, even chips or crunchy foods, I would need…

Skinny Paprika-Smoked Buttermilk Biscuits

Biscuits are easy to make, quick and luscious to eat. Magazines and books lately focus articles and recipes on biscuits, touting favorite combinations from well-known chefs and bakers. Biscuits run the gamete from classical, tall and fluffy, ( 3-4 inches high), to thinner, and to every combination imaginable! You can make big ones, baked separately…

Creamy Zucchini-Potato Soup

However, I developed a taste for zucchini early on in my marriage once my husband and I traveled to Zurich, Switzerland to study Jungian psychology.

Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

I love to bake cookies because of what they offer: quick, tasty gratification! And since my father was a baker with his own shops, as a kid, we always had sweets around. My sweet tooth traces back to my childhood. To turn out the best cookies, please read several suggestions on page XX to help…

Loaded Potato, Broccoli and Cheddar Cheese Chowder

I always enjoy starting a lunch or dinner meal at a restaurant with a cup of soup. Except for French onion soup, which I don’t like, or something very spicy, I’m quite open to a wide assortment of soups, like creamed ones, thick ones with grains, barley, orzo or others with meatballs, poultry, cheeses, and…

Buttery Snickerdoodles – Surprise!

I always thought snickerdoodles were dull, rather hard cookies, not tasty at all, and could easily be bypassed for something more desirable, like a thumbprint lemon filled cookie or a brownie bar. I often imagined people bought snickerdoodles because of their cute name, or maybe they liked a bit of crunch and their sugary pop….

Turkey Tetrazzini: A Tasty Treat with Thanksgiving Leftovers

From my childhood, with leftover turkey, I remember our housekeeper, Ann, serving an old-fashioned dish, common at the time – turkey-a-la-king. Sometimes she would use chicken. Ann added carrots, crunchy celery, and certainly peas, along with making a creamy white sauce. Aside from it’s saucy flavorfulness, what I affectionately recall were the colorful, but slimy…