Luscious Lemon Spread

Around 20 years ago I worked for a small town gourmet bakery in my hometown.  I felt like Little Red Riding Hood as I walked from business to business with a basket full of freshly baked muffins and scones.  The scones were fabulous!  Melt in your mouth, to die for yummy . . . but that is not what everyone… Read More

German Sausage & Fried Potatoes

I had one of those hang on the door and stare into the fridge moments the other night! I had some all natural Bratwurst in the freezer and a jar of apple sauerkraut that really sounded yummy. My Grandmother used to always fry potatoes for me when I would come to visit and I was hungry for that . . . so dinner was… Read More

Meal Planning Madness

Ok.  I love to be organized, but sometimes I just feel overwhelmed!  Then I tend to spin in circles and get nothing done.  That’s how meal planning has been for me. I love to cook, in my dreams I’ve been to cooking school in Italy and written several cookbooks and am a cooking guru star!   Oh.  Did mention that… Read More

Chile Relleno

When my, much longed for, co-op basket arrived it had a lot of hot peppers.  Chile peppers . . . poblano, anaheim (a.k.a. California green chile) and jalepeno.  Mmmm. pico de gallo, salsa verde . . .  Chile Relleno! It was not a good night for making chile rellenos!  The girls had track practice, the baby was sick and hubby… Read More

Fresh fruit and veggies

I’ve recently joined a food co-op. Fresh fruit . . . Fresh veggies . . .  Ooolala! I hear the juicer calling my name! Having moved from Southern California, where we could get fresh, fabulous citrus and exotic fruit most people have never heard of, to the midwest, we were all longing for some fruit and veggies. A food co-op was just… Read More