Not So “Easy” But Delicious “Lemon Squares”
Cookies and Bars / Desserts / Parties / Pastry and Pies / Writing

Not So “Easy” But Delicious “Lemon Squares”

Call it my Italian Spring thing. It begins with forsythia’s bright yellow star-shaped flowers, then childhood’s marshmallow “peeps” everywhere and before I know it I’m heading to the bakery for a Lemon Slice aka Lemon Square, Lemon bar— the same bright yellow shimmying pastry —but I’ve been using the wrong name. And I just got … Continue reading

Valentine My Heart Beets For You
Beans and Vegetables / Delectable / Holidays / Slender Soups / Soups / Special Occasions / Vegetables / Vegetarian / Writing

Valentine My Heart Beets For You

  Approach love and cooking with reckless abandon.   Dalai Lama Drab February festooned in ‘Chinese Red” for the Chinese New Year and Valentine Hearts. How smart! Red is one of the luckiest colors in Chinese traditions, standing for loyalty, success and happiness. Red underwear embroidered with the Chinese Zodiac for the year is one of … Continue reading

“Nothing in the world can take the place of Persistence.” Calvin Coolidge
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“Nothing in the world can take the place of Persistence.” Calvin Coolidge

Two more days. As some of you know through email, I entered the PAM Cooking Tips Contest. I’m a contender. In the top 19 this morning. I used the tip of using PAM to spray the pan and ice cube trays for easy release of the stars. From my blog: Stars and Stripes Desserts and … Continue reading

And now let us welcome the New Year full of things that have never been. —Rainer Maria Rilke
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And now let us welcome the New Year full of things that have never been. —Rainer Maria Rilke

New Year 2011. A time for new beginnings comes with the promise of a child filled with wonder, energy, unrealized dreams, and love… But… “before we can welcome in the New Year, we need to put the Old Year’s unfinished business— mistakes, shortcomings, and disappointments behind us…toss the bad memories from the past into the … Continue reading

Santa’s Sweet And Spicy Nuts!
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Santa’s Sweet And Spicy Nuts!

I have thought about guest bloggers…I know so many good cooks. I finally took action and asked Craig Boroughf. Craig has shared his recipes before, French Breakfast Radishes and Carmen’s Prize Winning Meatballs…thank you Craig for being my first guest blogger. The words and photography that follow are a gift from one of my favorite … Continue reading