I’ve never been one to load up my plate with all the various side-dishes at Thanksgiving. If I’m going to stuff myself silly (which is certainly a given on Turkey Day) then it’s going to be with only my favorites; Turkey, Mashed Potatoes, Stuffing, Corn, Green Beans, and Cranberry Sauce. But there is one more player who always [...]
My job has been a little too busy for my tastes lately. Since I work from home, I usually have a fair amount of free time on my hands for cooking, baking, scrapbooking and of course, blogging! Just think of all the free hours that add up since I save on a long commute to and from the [...]
Every year, it seems our garden has a superstar. You know, that one “stand out” performer that is most prolific.
Last year, our cucumbers did really well. I was able to make Refrigerator Pickles many, many times last summer. This year, I was out of cucumbers before I could even get to a fourth batch. I seriously thought about [...]
We used to visit a local chain of Lebanese Restaurants on the very rare occasions we dined out. With a wide-range of vegetarian options on the menu, and really fresh ingredients, we were never dissapointed. Besides, there was to-die-for-fresh-stone-oven-baked pita breads which they would bring to the table basket after basket so we could dip to our heart’s [...]
I’ve always loved the taste of the Ranch Dressings I used to eat at restaurants. No bottled dressings could ever come close. I now realize it’s because the really good dressings were freshly made on site, and didn’t come from a bottle. Now that I know the secret, I can make a great ranch dip [...]
What goes better together than tomatoes and basil? This super simple dish just says summertime, and is perfect to bring along to your next picnic/potluck, or to serve beside your next grilled dinner.
Tomatoes, Basil, Red Wine Vinegar, Olive Oil, Salt and Pepper
First, cut tomatoes in half, then in wedges, then in half again.
Place in serving [...]