Friday Food Tip: Making Your Own Buttermilk

Some of you mentioned how much you would love to try the red velvet pancakes and waffles, but didn’t have the ingredients on hand. The red food color can be duplicated with a little beet juice (healthier way to do it too), or omitted altogether… Keep Reading »

4th of July Memories Past and Present

Tatjana came home yesterday! It was the first time in almost seven months that I got to wrap my arms around my daughter, and the longest we have ever gone without some mother/daughter time. I missed her so much I was literally aching! It will… Keep Reading »

Let Them Eat Cake: The Birthday Menu

After a whirlwind week in the kitchen, first for clients, then for my own party, I thought  “let them eat cake (and a few more courses)” when I had some friends over for dinner last Friday. I did contemplate an entire menu of desserts –… Keep Reading »

The Breakfast of Patriots

Maybe it is my fiercely guarded independence, but Fourth of July has always been one of my favorite holidays.

Tatjana and friends in Clear Lake, Iowa
I love everything about it – the feel of the scorching sun drenched dock beneath my bare feet, the refreshing chill… Keep Reading »