I just love summer produce! All of my favorite fruits are at their prime in the summer so I take advantage during the season. This recipe works well with whatever fruits you have on hand so substitute pretty much anything. Everyone will love this delicious fruit salad tossed with a […]
The Asian pack has always been one of my favorites! I love to make up large batches of egg rolls and wontons ( some fried and some raw to use for wonton soup) and stock my freezer. Who doesn’t love a wok full of colorful stir fry?
I have heard that I’m a “bird of a different feather” because in my house; fruit is the last thing to get used. Sometimes I have a hard time using it. I would much rather get all vegetables! I can use fruit to make pies, a snack here or there; […]
Have I ever mentioned that we go through our veggies way faster than our fruit? We do. We’re just a savory, veggie type of family. So anything that I can do to use up the fruit in more savory ways is always welcome. And hot sauce. Hot sauce is always […]
I’m definitely on the green smoothie bandwagon. When they initially gained popularity, I really wasn’t convinced that I would be okay drinking a salad. I finally tried it because of the nutritional benefit and found that I really like them!
Cooking is like love, it should be entered into with abandon or not at all. -Harriet Van Horne (Vogue 1956) Is there anything more comforting than freshly baked banana bread? Growing up a friend and I would always make banana bread when we were down. We would spy each other […]
Tell me what you eat, and I shall tell you what you are. -Jean-Anthelme Brilliat-Saravin After tonight’s dinner, with the above quote in mind, Jean would peg me as a lover of all things tropical and he would be right. I have long fantasized of changing my heritage to more […]
I love the Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker characters in the Rush Hour movies. It’s fun to watch, there’s action, there’s comedy, and there are really goofy lines. So, for pizza and a movie night I made a Triad pizza honoring the Asian and French themes in the third movie.
One of my favorite movies is the OLD Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. Always one to be attracted to the silly and whimsical, Willy Wonka has been one of my favorite characters, played so adeptly by Gene Wilder. He has such delight in the simple pleasures of life and […]
I used my case of mangoes to make the best jam ever! I was researching different jam recipes online when I stumbled across nectarine jam with basil. I immediately got excited at the possibilities of basil!! My husband and kids love to eat mangoes, but I wanted to do something […]