Monday Morning QB

Well, the Superbowl of Meals, aka Thanksgiving, is over and the pressing questions have been answered. Was the turkey moist? Was the stuffing delectable? Did the pies dazzle and delight? Yes, yes and yes on my part. Although getting a hot meal out on plates for 14 people isn’t an easy task, so as peopleContinue reading “Monday Morning QB”

Aunt Josie’s Ricotta Gnocchi

This is a very easy recipe from my Aunt Josie, that uses ricotta cheese instead of potatoes. This makes the gnocchi lighter than the traditional, so the pasta feels almost like little clouds under your floured fingers, as you roll it out. I taught Anne and Denise (nee Joffre) how to make this recently atContinue reading “Aunt Josie’s Ricotta Gnocchi”

Apple Pecan Cake

I first made this cake for my son Christopher on his second birthday and, I must say, it’s a keeper. It’s from The New York Times Magazine, October 8th, 1989 and is redolent of the flavors and tastes of Fall. It really isn’t a very hard recipe (as my sister Kelley notes: “So says FoodieContinue reading “Apple Pecan Cake”

A Week of Triumph and Failure

So I’ve “fallen back” in time, which I (and I believe the rest of the world) hate with a passion. It gets dark so early! Real Simple advises some practical home maintenance advise to complete on this day. I did a couple of the suggested items- changing a/c filters and cleaning my coffee maker. ByContinue reading “A Week of Triumph and Failure”

3 Steps to make Berries Last Longer

Berries are one of the healthiest foods we can add to our diet. Full of antioxidants, nutrients and fiber, they fill our plate with the rainbow of colors nutritionists advise us to aim for. Berries are also very expensive, so it’s discouraging to spend a small fortune in the produce aisle, only to discover they’veContinue reading “3 Steps to make Berries Last Longer”

The Halloweeniests of Halloweens

This year, 2022, has been the Halloweeniests of Halloweens for me. It started off with buying candy corn in September. Buying Halloween Candy early never ends well for me, but I’m not particularly enthralled with candy corn, so it’s not much of a temptation. Now, peanut M & M’s or Milk Duds, and I’d beContinue reading “The Halloweeniests of Halloweens”

Melt-in-Your-Mouth Maple Cookies

I recently made these cookies, from the Lenox Bakery recipe (viarunamokmaple.com) and found them quite delicious, full of maple and autumn flavors. The original recipe was titled Monster Maple Cookies and were made with sugar eyeballs (I found at Winn Dixie), however, I put a toasted pecan atop one of them and that was AutumnContinue reading “Melt-in-Your-Mouth Maple Cookies”

An Invisible Thread

Well, the Scope cure didn’t last long. Zeke is back to snoring! I guess the menthol shock to his tonsils worked temporarily but apparently they adjusted, and the buzz saw is back to work. One thing that did last a long time was my stomach flu, which I had for a full six days! TheContinue reading “An Invisible Thread”