Baked Fennel Au Gratin with Orzo and Onion

I ate fennel nearly fifty years ago when my husband and I were in Zurich, Switerland in the mid-seventies where we studied Jungian psychology. I didn’t like this vegetable much back then because of its potent licorice flavor. Also, I wasn’t familiar with how to cook it. I only baked it with a sprinkle of…

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…

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….