Weekend Fun

Peach Lime Marmalade

August 27, 2016

I had a bowlful of organic peaches ripening fast and a lime rolling around in the refrigerator and wondered how this combination would taste together. This morning was the first time that I tried it on toast and I am surprised at how delicious it is. I think that I’ll...

Pack Your Omelet Full Of Goodness

July 22, 2013

Pack Your Omelet Full Of Goodness Omelets are one of those dishes that you can have for breakfast, lunch or dinner.  The versatile omelet is low in calories too especially if you start with one egg and two egg whites (about 100 calories).  Add the fillings of your choice and...

All-American Hot Dogs

June 10, 2013

All-American Hot Dogs Summer is here and why pay top dollar going out when you can make delicious hot dogs at home?  Here is a guide to the different ways Americans make their frankfurters around the country.  I had the Sonoran style hot dogs while I was in Tucson in...

Mother’s Day Brunch

May 10, 2013

Mother’s Day Brunch Put mom in a good mood this Sunday and make Mother’s Day a special day with a memorable brunch.  When my children were younger they often made me breakfast in bed for Mother’s Day.  They made me promise to stay in bed propped up on pillows while...

Saint Patrick’s Day Breakfast

March 16, 2013

Saint Patrick’s Day Breakfast How lucky we are this year that Saint Patrick’s Day falls on the weekend so how about having a traditional full Irish breakfast. Start with traditional bangers and then choose either Canadian bacon or double hickory smoked bacon.  Add Eggs, grilled tomatoes, soda bread, baked beans...

Butter Cookies

November 24, 2012

Butter Cookies It’s time to start thinking about making Christmas cookies.  1 1/2 Cups Softened Butter 1 1/2 Cups Sugar 2 Eggs Lightly Beaten 3 Cups Unbleached Flour 1/3 Teaspoon Kosher Salt 1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract 1/4 Cup Sifted Powdered Sugar (Optional) Cookie Press Preheat your oven to 375° F.  In a large size bowl...

Packing A Picnic & Serving Food Outdoors

September 3, 2012

Packing A Picnic & Serving Food Outdoors Packing A Picnic *Pack lots of extra drinks in a cooler.  When it’s hot outside picnickers get thirsty. *Pack sweet treats.  Bring fresh fruit such as berries and melon or cookies instead of ice cream. *Keep prepared foods in the refrigerator until it...

My Birthday Picnic Basket

September 3, 2012

Birthday Picnic Basket My Birthday Present! I have wanted a decked out picnic basket for years! One of my favorite things to do is travel around the U.S. and Europe packing little picnics. Now I can do it in style! Today is Labor Day and I am going on a...

New Canaan Farmers’ Market

July 8, 2012

New Canaan Farmers’ Market I love going to farmers' markets, especially good ones. It's the closest to "farm to table" that I can get without growing my own fruits and vegetables.  Yesterday was my first visit to the New Canaan farmer’s market.  It’s a good one!  I picked up beets,...

A Note About Grilled Steaks

July 1, 2012

A Note About Grilled Steaks Steak is perfect for the grill.  A well marbled, cut thin and flat steak is made for searing over a bed of hot coals.  A grilled steak is mouthwatering if it is brown and crisp on the outside and pink & juicy on the inside. ...

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