Homemade Pita Chips-EASY!!!!

Hi everyone, Please don’t waste food! If you buy 3 bags of fresh and delicious pita bread and they get old and hard because the kids in your house say they love pita but then don’t eat it and you get really annoyed because you work so damn hard to keep the inventory moving and […]

Rosemary Coconut Quinoa with Tofu

Hello all! I forgot to plant herbs this year so I was extra excited when my friend Tim once again gave me his overload of garden delights. I’m talking chives, rosemary, basil, thyme, sage and even some tomatoes! I brought a large stash with me on vacation and incorporated some of them into a dish […]

Bingeing On Healthy Food

Some of us, sometimes, binge. I know I do. I recently met a cookbook author who was hell bent on sharing the info that if we just make a slight mental shift, we can binge but not necessarily set ourselves into a tailspin of eating garbage for the rest of the day, night, week or […]

Mimi’s Banana Bread

Hi everyone! I just got back from Rhode Island where I got to have my yearly visit with my friend Deb from graduate school. She travels across the state to see me and it’s always a treat to catch up on the year. It’s even more of a treat to pick up right from where […]

Healthy Date Nut Scones

Hi everyone! Below is a great recipe for those of you who want a carb-y yet healthy snack. I make a big batch of these, cool them and then freeze them. I then take one or two, put them in the toaster oven and spread some butter on them. Yes, it is indeed delicious. Don’t […]

Sun dried Tomato Strata for the Creative Cooking Personality!

Hi everyone! Every Friday I make a different kind of strata, a.k.a. egg casserole, for the special needs parenting group I I host. I made this simple one a few months back with some leftover mashed potatoes that were looking for a home. It gave the strata a nice creaminess. This dish may be especially […]

Pumpkin Date Muffins and Is Not Having Cooking Skills a Special Need?

Hi everyone! Before I get to the muffins, I wanted to talk about something interesting. With all of my years helping struggling individuals get to where they need to be in the kitchen, I have seen many parallels to my son and his special needs. Am I saying some novice chefs have special needs? Maybe. […]

Decadent Sharp Cheddar Strata and Use Up Before the Expiration Date!

Hi everyone! As I looked through my fridge last night, I was horrified to see that the very expensive quart of heavy cream I bought  last month with the expiration date that seemed like it was YEARS off was about to expire! I had had big plans for that quart of heavy cream: homemade ice […]

Hilda’s Kreplach Recipe For the Jewish Holidays

Hi everyone! As the Jewish New Year approaches this weekend, many folks are preparing for a delicious meal. In addition, there will be a break fast for Yom Kippur next week where guests will be hungry after fasting all day. I posted last year about my friend Hilda who had a four generation dumpling or […]