Cream Cheese (and chocolate filled) thumbprint cookies

Cooks and bakers can relate to my feelings. As I thumb through assorted cookbooks on my shelf, I’m on the prowl. Although I’m not searching for anything in particular, but, just a recipe that catches my eye, or ingredients, or words, something which will make my eyes go pop! Oh, how about a new cookie,…

Soup to warm bodies and hearts on cold winter days

My second blog entry is soup. Around the country currently, many states are experiencing snow and cold, so, it seems appropriate to have soup on the menu for nearly every meal. I’ve been making soup for decades but lately I’ve been branching out and experimenting with new varieties, like the one below. On cold wintry…

Drum roll please–first blog recipe!

one evening I was restless, so I browsed my three–foot stack of cooking magazines and saw a few interesting recipes, like the following one. It appeared different with roasted potatoes. Over the years I have been bored with boiled potatoes, so bland, simple, so this recipe caught my attention. Plus, I had several fresh veggies…

Cucumber, Corn and Cabbage Salad

From Nourished: A Memoir of Cooking and the Arts Cook and Prep. Time:  25 minutes   /     Serves 3-4 1 small ½ head red cabbage, cut coarsely in 1-2 inch chunks, cooked on low-medium heat 6 minutes. 3 stalks fresh corn, cooked 5 minutes, then kernels scraped off ½ large English cucumber, peeled,…