Homemade Halloween Treats to share

It’s time to start thinking about making some homemade Halloween treats again. This week has […]

Homemade halloween treats

Planning Food for the 4th of July

When I was growing up, some of our best parties happened on the 4th of […]

Almond Florentines

It’s hard to decide if these Almond Florentines are candy or cookie, but we decided […]

almond florentine

Homemade Hot Cross Buns for Easter

Just in time for Easter, my friend Helen posted her family recipe for Hot Cross […]

Hot cross buns

Easter (dinner) is on its way!

This year Easter has sort of snuck up on me. I woke up this morning […]

Easter eggs

Last Minute Easy Easter Table Decorations

Okay, I’ll be honest. I don’t do well with table decorations for special holidays. I’m […]

Easter centerpiece

Mexican Casserole to feed a crowd

The reality of my life is that I OFTEN feed a crowd.  The other reality […]

Casserole with Pico de Gallo

Chinese New Year’s Feast

Yes, I know that Chinese New Year‘s is done, but I’m here to report on […]

Super Bowl Food

For some this Super Bowl weekend is all about the big game. For others (some […]

mini deep dish pizzaf

Lime Cilantro Rice

I’m always looking for ways to dress up the basics. Rice is definitely a basic […]

citrus cilantro rice

Hoppin’ John and Collard Greens: traditional New Years Recipes

I’ve been learning about this New Year’s tradition of eating black-eyed peas and collard greens […]

Christmas Eve…are YOU ready?

I have to confess, I still have to make Cheesy Potato Casserole for, get this, […]

Star Ornament for Christmas Eve festivities

Homemade Hawaiian Sweet Bread (aka Portuguese Sweet Bread)

Is Hawaiian Sweet Bread part of your holiday tradition? My Auntie Joan, maker of all […]

Hawaiian Sweet Bread

Planning for Christmas Dinner

If you’re as busy as I am this week, it’s probably hard to even THINK […]

Christmas Cookies: More Goodies to Share

Christmas is a week away and the need for goodies seems to be escalating! So […]

ornaments and Christmas cookies

Dutch Almond Banket Bites: the shape of the future!

Can the Dutch almond Banket recipe be improved upon? Nope. Not a chance. BUT sometimes this […]

Four Banket Bites

Christmas Cookies: checking in here and there

We’ve been snowed in for two days and this really is a perfect time to […]

Anniversary Christmas ornament

Christmas Gifts from the Kitchen

This is a GREAT weekend to work on last minute Christmas gifts. It looks like […]

Lighthouse Christmas ornament