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 […]

Cooking and Volunteering For the Hungry with Easy Egg Casserole

Hi everyone! I am so happy to tell you that there is a way we can feed the hungry, model kindness and activism for our children and be a part of our community. In our town, there is a program that helps feed the hungry every night of the week at a different synagogue or […]