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COOK BOOK REVIEW & A GIVEAWAY! WINNER ANNOUNCED

UPDATE:  ANNOUNCING THE WINNER FOR THE ITALIAN DIABETES COOK BOOK GIVE AWAY CHOSEN AT RANDOM IS:  LINDA.

Please contact me through my email with your mailing address to receive your free copy of the cook book….congratulations Linda!

I recently received The Italian Diabetes Cook Book Delicious And Healthful Dishes From Venice To Sicily and Beyond written by [...]

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VACATION AND COOKING WITH KITCHEN BASICS AND MUST HAVES

We recently had a week vacation – a lovely cabin on the lake at one of our Gulf Islands.  We love the cabin with its rustic charm, a cozy big fireplace, a kitchen (most important!) and beautiful lake views.

Over the years, I have learned what to bring as usually the kitchens are quite small, and [...]

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THE VERY VERY BEST WAY TO SEASON CAST IRON PANS

In previous posts, I have written about how to season your cast iron frying pans.  I had always used oils such as:  grape seed, olive oil, coconut oil, and even tried using rendered duck fat.  While these oils did work – they were very temporary.  It seemed the frying pan was constantly needing to be [...]

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MISSING THE KITCHEN

Wow.  Have I ever been missing my kitchen.  After these past few months of working hard with my new company….I needed desperately needed to get back into the kitchen.

The above photo is 14 cups of nourishing, vitamin packed, healthy Turkey broth.  Thanksgiving in Canada was Oct. 8/12. The turkey had been sitting in my freezer.  [...]

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CREAMY VEGETARIAN TOMATO BASIL SOUP

We do love our soup in this household.  Now that I think of it, this recipe is also Vegan – not a speck of animal protein in this soup whatsoever.  There are other tomato style soups on my blog, as well as Vegetarian, but I think this is the second Vegan soup I have ever [...]

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FUN IN THE KITCHEN

I have been having fun in the kitchen with my new toy.  What a delight it has been using a good Food Processor!

This post is to showcase the recipes and food we have been eating these past few weeks – some new, some not new….but also to mention, working with a food processor is not [...]

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GINGER LIME SESAME MARINADE

I know this is yet another chicken recipe…I still have an abundance of them, but… I just had to share…

Christmas came a wee bit early in this house the other day.  I am having a lot of fun with my new toy…

I have been looking at this baby for about 3 years now, and finally [...]

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KITCHEN HAPPINESS AND POKER CHIP WEDNSDAY

Every once in a while, I find a great “score” at the the local Thrift Store. Some days can be hit and miss.  Today, was definitely a hit.  Upon walking into the store, here sat two lovely enameled pots. This is a lovely saute, or braising pan – in perfect condition.  Check out the inside:

Here [...]

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BACON MUSHROOM CHEESE SCRAMBLE

This tasty breakfast is just down right fattening.  But once in a while…..I just need to indulge!  This post is not really about a recipe but more about the combo, and the way of layering this recipe that makes it stand out over regular bacon and egg breakfasts.  And I just had to share [...]

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MEATBALLS WITH CHEATER PASTA SAUCE, JAMIE'S FOOD REVOLUTION AND WISDOM FROM AN ELEVEN YEAR OLD

Hello?….Hello?…. run…. run for your lives!  Warning…read at your own peril. Cranky person in the kitchen today – Lord have mercy!

There are three things I would like to share today. Okay, confession time. I am mad at myself, and this was my own *!#% fault!  This post is not about a recipe, but [...]