Authentic Scottish Shortbread

As the pandemic continues, so has the baking in our home. For a little novelty, I set my son up with an airbandb.com virtual baking class. I chose a shortbread class that took place in Scotland and we baked with a lovely woman named Fiona. She taught us her family recipe of shortbread and I […]

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 […]

Extra Chocolatey Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies:

Hi everyone, The monotony of the pandemic/quarantine is truly driving me berserk. Don’t get me started on the stress of being cooped up with all these fighting teens, day in and day out. Although it is not great for the meno-paunch, I’ve been relying on my oven and pantry full of baking items to relieve […]

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 […]

Sweet and Spicy Baked Chicken Wings

Hello everyone, I know I am often viewed as the mother earth in the kitchen with my kids, teaching them to cook and bake on their own as I watch them with joy in my heart and a smile on my face as they learn to be independent in the kitchen. Don’t be fooled. I […]

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 […]

Whitney Houston’s Daughter?? and Fruit and Nut Bars

Hi everyone. I am pretty saddened by the passing of Whitney Houston. My friend Lincoln Bilancia gave me her first tape in high School , pictured above, and it was a big part of my life, as it was for many of us, in the mid eighties. As I watched the Whitney Houston funeral on […]