Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Buttermilk Potato Salad with Feta and Arugula

I make a pretty good potato salad loaded with mustard, mayo, and hard-boiled eggs. I’ve been making it like that since I was a teenager. The inspiration came from my mother’s 1963 Good Housekeeping Cookbook – the culinary bible of my youth. It’s a tasty classic. Nothing wrong with it but, every once in a…  (Read more…)

Monday, June 2, 2014

Get Your Grill On!

We’ve had an amazing spring in Seattle so far. All this sunshine means we’re officially in grilling season. Here are a few of my favorite tips and recipes to kick things off! A new grilled veggie idea! Grilled Spring Onions are classic Spanish fare. Even my husband, a professed onion hater, loves these tasty, caramelized…  (Read more…)

Thursday, May 15, 2014

My Mom’s Smokey Roni – Kind of…

My friend, Cathy, is celebrating a birthday today and her dear husband, Carl, asked her friends to each send a handwritten recipe and photo of their favorite macaroni and cheese recipe. Carl’s request got me thinking about a recipe that my mom used to make called Smokey Roni. It was in the regular dinner rotation. I thought…  (Read more…)

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Want Breakfast in Bed this Mother’s Day? Here’s Your Family’s guide!

Okay ladies, here’s a little blog for you to print and post on the refrigerator this week.  Your family will be grateful for the “subtle” suggestion.  Psst… are you looking for a way for your family to pamper Mom this Mother’s Day?  How about starting her special day with breakfast in bed!  Even younger kids…  (Read more…)

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Rhubarb Put’s Some Zing in Your Spring!

As I sat thinking about spring vegetables for this blog, my first thoughts were about fresh asparagus. Then I thought, “everyone thinks asparagus in spring.” Everywhere I turn there’s an asparagus recipe. It’s not that I don’t like asparagus. I love it. I just didn’t want to offer the ubiquitous asparagus recipe when there are…  (Read more…)

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Cathy Sander’s Fried Sauerkraut

When my friend, Cathy, mentioned that she like to share her recipe for Fried Sauerkraut, I pictured little sauerkraut croquettes. I couldn’t have been more mistaken. It turns out that fried sauerkraut is pan fried with bacon and onion and it’s DELICIOUS! I highly recommend giving this a try. I think the recipe would appeal…  (Read more…)

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Potatoes Colcannon for Your St. Paddy’s Day

St Patrick’s Day is just around the corner. Americans of all ethnicities embrace their inner leprechauns by wearing green and raising a pint to celebrate. Many partake in the ubiquitous Irish-American tradition of eating corned beef and cabbage, as well. But do we really like it? Good corned beef? Yes! But tasteless, cottony potatoes and…  (Read more…)

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Quick and Easy Couscous

Although authentic couscous is very labor intensive, it needn’t be for most of us. This version is so easy and practically fool-proof but it does require a little self restraint. As a cooking instructor, I find that many people don’t feel comfortable in the kitchen unless they are actively doing something. Doing something often manifests…  (Read more…)

Monday, February 17, 2014

Adam Grossman’s Moroccan Chicken

This month’s Glorified Home Chef is Adam Grossman.  Adam showed me how to make his grandmother’s recipe for Moroccan Chicken.  As a young woman Adam’s grandmother traveled through Morocco. She brought back this recipe which has been handed down from generation to generation. It’s a healthy and quick weeknight supper that you will just love….  (Read more…)

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Heart Shaped Meringues – What a way to say I love you, Valentine!

I’m always looking for grain-free dessert ideas. Plus, I have a weakness for anything that’s kitschy cute and what better time of year to embrace kitsch than Valentine’s Day. I saw a recipe by Carla Hall in this month’s Redbook and was inspired to rework it. I just felt like it was more complicated than it…  (Read more…)

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