How to Make Kale Chips

I have to admit. I was a skeptic. I have never liked kale in any […]

olive oil and spices on kale chips

Valentine’s Treats: Heart-shaped Fudgy Brownies

I’m still thinking Valentine’s Day treats. Chocolate is definitely a theme this year. If you’re […]

Valentine's Day brownie

Valentine’s Treats: Chewy Flourless Chocolate Cookies

  I’m still in pursuit of the perfect homemade chocolate Valentine’s Day treat. I was […]

Chewy Chocolate Mint cookies for Valentines Day

Valentine’s Treats: Homemade Peppermint Patties

Okay, I have to confess. I could eat an entire bag of York Peppermint Patties. […]

Homemade peppermint patties

(French Onion Soup 2) Water for Onions

I have a great friend named Catherine who has forgotten more about food that I […]

onions for French Onion Soup

Egg Rolls: baked not fried!

We LOVE egg rolls around here. I’ve been apologizing for our homemade eggrolls for quite […]

baked egg rolls

Super Bowl Food: Italian Meatballs with Marinara Dipping Sauce

Yesterday I wrote about Spicy Meatballs that could set your mouth on fire. Not everyone […]

Italian meatballs and marinara

Super Bowl Food: Spicy Meatballs with Tzatziki Sauce

Oh.MY. These homemade meatballs will set your kitchen on FIRE they’re so spicy! They’re delicious […]

spicy meatballs to dip in tzatziki sauce

Party Food for Super Bowl 2012

I’ve had to restrain myself from creating a Holiday category for my Super Bowl recipes. […]

stuffed pizza for the super bowl party

Hearty Homemade Beef Stock

Three weeks ago I mentioned that an important ingredient of French Onion Soup is a […]

roasting veggies for beef stock

Looking Ahead to 2012

I’m not real big on New Year’s Resolutions (although I did have some fun thinking […]


Individual Frittata Bites

Any time my husband is off work for a holiday, we eat GREAT breakfasts. This […]


New Years Eve Party Food

Oh shoot, really? It’s New Year’s Eve already? I know that New Year’s Eve is […]


Homemade French Onion Soup–just in time for New Year’s Eve

I learned something very important over Christmas: my brother-in-law, Paul, ROCKS the kitchen. I watched […]

French Onion Soup

Merry Christmas!

  Merry Christmas from Barb and Laura to all our readers and the family and […]

Making Homemade Marshmallows with no corn syrup

Years ago, I learned from my dear friend, Jonni McCoy, author of Miserly Moms, that […]

homemade marshmallows

Keeping some Christmas balance with fruit and veggies

Okay, I admit it…if I have lots of Christmas goodies in the house, I do […]

Veggies for juicing