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National Hot Tea Month

January is National Hot Tea Month! What better time to use my Finnish tea, plates, and tea towels, all to enjoy around a cozy fire.

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Cookbook Giveaway for the New Year!

Happy New Year! I have a fun way for someone to win a cookbook: All you have to do is guess the day my first grandchild will be born! Read on…

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Merry Christmas 2016!!

Merry Christmas!!

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Christmas Ribbon Salad

This jello salad says Christmas! It tastes wonderful and can be made ahead during this busy season.

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The Dishes of Thanksgiving

And I don’t mean the food. I mean the dishes that hold the food and the utensils that made the food. To me, they are as essential as the family recipes.

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Aunt Lovie, the Quilt, and Twice-Baked Potatoes

According to my mom, old Aunt Lovie not only made the best twice-baked potatoes, she also kept the 1800’s era family quilt intact.

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Lost Recipes from Marion Cunningham

Marion Cunningham, who died in 2012 at the age of 90, was an enthusiastic advocate for home cooks and a mentor to many chefs.

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Preggatinis for the Mom-to-Be

Preggatinis are a way for the Mom-to-Be to join in party or holiday festivities without alcohol, and healthy juices instead that look like cocktails!

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