Growing up in such a large family, and my mother cooking in mass quantities, there was usually a left over or two. At the end of the evening, everyone is unwinding. The kitchen all clean and quiet following the craziness which happened only hours earlier. The lights now dim, as if to signify “kitchen closed”.… Continue reading I Love Leftovers!
Meatloaf is one of those all time family favorites. So cozy and inviting during the winter months. A real “comfort food classic”. In setting out to make my version of a favorite, I decide to revisit the “crate of recipes” that I inherited from my mother. In true “Ruthie” fashion, every time I make a… Continue reading Meatloaf Memories
I am so disappointed. I made the most amazing breakfast this morning. The kind of breakfast that sticks to your ribs, and keep you full for hours and hours. The pictures looked fabulous, or at least I thought they did. I thought I was taking pictures and then discovered later in the day that I… Continue reading That Cost Me A Steak!
I love salads. I grew up eating lots and lots of salads. Every single day with dinner, we had salad. Usually a tossed greens salad. My mother had this huge wooden salad bowl. She lovingly cared for it daily. Oiling it, rubbing garlic into it. It was certainly one of the mainstays of the kitchen.… Continue reading I Love Salads!
Family Days were always a fun event at my parents house, and always revolved around the food. Carrying on the family tradition, I will not disappoint for this combination Family Day/Super Bowl Sunday event. I don’t know about you, but if my mom wanted to feed a crowd easily, it usually involved sandwiches. Whether they… Continue reading Family Day Recipes Continued
After my first daughter was born, I was all set (in my head) that I would return to work 6 weeks later. Then, after finding out the hard way that all babies do not necessarily go along with their parent’s plan, I came to the realization that I was meant to be a stay at… Continue reading Family Day!
I will not go to the store, I will not go to the store, I will not go to the store. Dang it! I have to go to the store. I try so hard to make sure I have everything I need in an effort to spend less time in stores, and it never fails,… Continue reading I will not go to the store….
As usual I am awake at 4:30 am. Sigh. It doesn’t really matter what time I fall asleep, apparently, this is just my body’s natural rise time. I accept it. So, I watch an episode of I Love Lucy (that show is timeless, and who doesn’t want to wake up with a smile on their face?)… Continue reading Bread day
There are hundreds, thousands, or maybe even hundreds of thousands of food blogs out there. What makes mine so special? Well first of all, there is no one like me in the whole wide world (as told to me by my father) and second, I am Ruthie’s daughter, and in our family there is only… Continue reading OK world, here we go…..
My life seems to parallel my mother’s in so many ways, especially when it comes to cooking. We both began exploring and growing our culinary interests and talents a little later in life. In the beginning my mother cooked out of necessity. Having 7 children in less than ten years, I don’t even know how… Continue reading Dedicated to my mom