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Meyer lemons

Yes, Meyer lemons are different from true lemons..   Meyer lemons tend to be more orange than yellow in color, particularly when ripe.  The skin is thinner than lemons and appears dimply like an orange, similar to a mandarin.  These beauties have a lovely fragrance and are less acidic than lemons. They make a beautiful [...]

By | January 12th, 2018|Cooking Techniques, LIBATIONS, Recipes|0 Comments

Easy DIY bulletin board

Here's an easy DIY bulletin board created with insulation foam board & fabric. All you need is a fabric to complement the room, a sheet of insulation foam board, staple gun and a few fun components for posting notes on this easy DIY bulletin board.  I used a combo of different ideas on Pinterest and googled: [...]

By | September 21st, 2017|An Efficient Kitchen, MISCELLANEOUS, Recipes, What's Trending|0 Comments

Chocolate & Hazelnuts Dessert

Take a virtual private cooking lesson with me! You can't go wrong with chocolate & hazelnuts in whipped cream enveloped in a round of pound cake slices doused in liqueurs.  This all-in-one dessert is great as a centerpiece at the end of a casual dinner or served in addition to other sweets.  Put it together [...]

By | September 14th, 2017|Cooking Techniques, Impressive and Easy, Recipes, Sweets|0 Comments

Freezer Pesto

Here's all you need to make & freeze Pesto: Two hefty handfuls of fresh Basil, shredded (not grated) Parmesan cheese, garlic, pine nuts, fresh lemon juice, olive oil and 1 ice cube tray for freezing.  A few great fresh ingredients that pack a punch!  If you have to buy your Basil, I am partial to [...]

By | August 23rd, 2017|Cooking Techniques, GARDENING, Herbs, Recipes|2 Comments

Chilled Strawberry Soup

Gazpacho, Vichyssoise, Cucumber, Melon, Berries..... Chilled Strawberry Soup is just one of these wonderful varieties of cold summer soups.  Super easy to throw together,  an efficient use of over-ripe & aging produce and a nice change up from the same old same old.   Make them ahead, serve with a salad & crusty bread, you've got [...]

By | August 1st, 2017|Appetizers, Impressive and Easy, Recipes, Seasonal Produce|0 Comments

Kids Cookbook

Who remembers this? I still have and remember almost every page in this very first kids cookbook my sister & I worked through. What I remember most was being able to make something so easy that was creative fun in the kitchen. We were so proud of ourselves and couldn't wait to eat it!  While [...]

By | July 28th, 2017|COOKBOOKS, Kitchen Fundamentals, MISCELLANEOUS, Recipes|0 Comments

Team Building Cooking Classes are Effective

There are a lot of choices in team building. I've seen first hand how effective team building cooking classes are! I’ll never forget the team building we had to do a number of years ago for our Baltimore district of pharma reps.  Our group of 9 was given a pair of 6ft long very skinny [...]

Chill out with a Gingersnap Ice Box Pie

QUICK to prepare, always a hit, perfect for a hot summer menu!   This  Gingersnap Ice Box Pie recipe can be used with a variety of flavors.   It has the crunch of gingersnaps in a crust and ice box cold ice cream or sherbert as the highlight.  It was such fun discovering this during a [...]

By | June 15th, 2017|Impressive and Easy, Recipes, Sweets|0 Comments

Jumpin June Jambalaya

Jambalaya is a great choice for a weekend gathering in June.  Doubling the recipe is a cinch and it's easily prepared in steps over a 2-3 day period.  Plus this crowd pleaser freezes beautifully (minus the shrimp & rice). Photo by Fre Sonneveld on Unsplash Traditionally, Jambalaya calls for Andouille sausage & shrimp [...]

By | June 9th, 2017|Feeding a Crowd, FLAVORING, MISCELLANEOUS, Recipes|0 Comments

The Perfect Easy Summer Salad

Who doesn't love an easy summer salad? This summer salad is great as a stand alone light meal or as a complement to any protein.  Full of texture, coolness & tang in every bite for a blast of flavor.  We created this for a team building cooking session a few summers ago and it is [...]

By | May 24th, 2017|Grocery Store, Impressive and Easy, Recipes|0 Comments