I am not the biggest fan of pastry and desserts, but that doesn’t mean that I don’t like a good crust now and again. There are occasions where I might want a dessert, and trust me a slice of cheese cake every so often really does hit the spot. My favorite kind of desserts tend to… Continue reading Sweet Or Savory? That Is The Question
I’ll admit it. Sometimes I am overly ambitious. I tend to get a little ahead of myself and set high goals. I think it’s because reaching those high goals is extremely satisfying. So, on this day I decided to do an entire lesson, sans dessert. The dessert course for this lesson is Pineapple sorbet. I will leave that… Continue reading Let’s Dive In!
Lesson 3 – EGGS! Yes! I love eggs! I love them so much that I eat them every day. Sometimes several times in a day. Just the sight of them makes me happy. You have to admit, they are kind of a happy looking with all that yellow. My mother also loved eggs. Eggs were… Continue reading Eggs, Glorious Eggs!
I just can’t tell you how weird/strange/odd it feels to literally be living and following, almost exactly in my mother’s footsteps. I mean, I’ve heard the saying… “As we age we become more and more like our parents”, but this is crazy. As I was entering adulthood my mother was advancing in her culinary journey.… Continue reading It’s All About That Stock, ‘Bout That Stock, No Boxes..
Today’s word is Immerse (which is now actually yesterday’s word when I started writing) This word is perfect for this post. Let me explain. When I log in to my WordPress account, the daily reader is the first thing I see. It is a list of other member’s blog posts, and as a way to… Continue reading And….School Is In Session
As a child, one of the biggest events to hit the household was when it was someone’s birthday. This usually meant a special dinner, followed by a homemade cake and the family singing the birthday song. Back then birthdays were a family affair. Not like the present day birthday parties that usually end up breaking… Continue reading “You Are Special”
There are some recipes that I have enjoyed ever since I was a child and that I will continue to make until I am no longer able to. These are recipes that stand the test of time. There are some recipes that over time, get changed, or ingredients added, or they become modified. Not this… Continue reading Stands The Test Of Time
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 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!