DESIGNED FOR THE TIMES For St. Patty’s Day, an Irish Pasty Recipe
I like to make different foods to keep the dinner table interesting for my family. This is a great meat and potato recipe and in time for a St. Patricks Day celebration! You could serve this up with b... Posted on 3/11/14 at 3:45 PM
EVERYDAY GOURMET (Almost)Guiltless Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bars!
It's been a few years since I posted my black bean brownie recipe, so I thought I would finally get around to testing out another idea I had. What if I used pinto or white beans to make a delicious ba... Posted on 3/8/14 at 9:22 PM
LAGNIAPPE: A FOOD BLOG A 'to-die-for" favorite
I think just about every family has one that go-to dessert that is used to celebrate special occasions.
In my post-holiday email correspondence with Barb Atchison about the recipes she submitted to m... Posted on 2/27/14 at 12:46 PM
CONFESSIONS OF A FAT GIRL Lots to talk about! (Meaning, it's a LONG post!)
Warning: This post is going to be filled with LOTS of pictures!
First things firstI RAN!
It was slow, but I didn't even care. IT. WAS. AWESOME!
This was my first run since January 28 - nearly o... Posted on 2/22/14 at 11:06 AM
THE LOST ITALIAN Superbowl Kids' Snack: Gio's Easy Faux Escargots
Click on the play button to watch Gio's video. If the video box doesn't appear on your screen, you may need to refresh your browser for the page to reload. Enjoy!
Our son, Giovanni, had to present a... Posted on 1/31/14 at 7:46 PM
We’re tipping our Irish hats to my family’s heritage for a change this week for St. Patrick’s Day. Fortunately, Tony loves both of the recipes we’re sharing today, so I won’t be losing my Italian-by-marriage credentials anytime soon.
“Daylight savings time is almost here. We can’t forget to move the clocks forward,” my husband commented the other day. “Oh, no. I have a hard time with losing an hour of sleep when we ‘spring ahead,’ ” I replied.
Here are a few things you probably don’t know about WDAY-TV anchor Kerstin Kealy: Her nickname is “Sheriff,” she coaches girls’ basketball in her free time and she has the most wicked of all golf swings.
If you’ve ever had “Go to New Orleans for Mardi Gras” on your bucket list, better get a move on. This is the weekend to do it. Mardi Gras is French for “Fat Tuesday” which is next Tuesday. It’s a day to indulge prior to Ash Wednesday and the beginning of the Lenten season. New Orleans marks Mardi Gras with parades, parties and photos you wouldn’t want to share on Facebook.
Winter has been greedy this year, sinking its hungry teeth into most of us with a vengeance. And after last year’s long (long) winter, some days it’s almost impossible to imagine life without the hassle of bulky layers, mucky boots and constant sniffles.
As I pondered a potential column topic, someone tossed an idea my way. How about writing something about frozen foods? I must admit, after our intensely cold winter, I am dreaming of hot, grilled foods cooked and eaten outdoors on a warm day. Thinking about frozen food made me shiver.
There are only a handful of days left before the XXII Winter Olympics come to a close in Sochi, Russia, and if you’re anything like us, you’ll be experiencing Olympic withdrawal come Monday morning. We love everything about the Olympics and what they represent, from the camaraderie among the athletes, to the personal stories of triumph over adversity, and even Team USA’s sweaters at the Opening Ceremony.
I find any excuse I can to bake a cake: birthdays, new babies, going away parties, boredom, you name it and I bake it. I even baked a cake after watching Season 3 of “Downton Abbey.” I think I figured buttercream frosting would help me forget the depressing turn of events in the Crawley family.
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