Homemade Baby Food

Look at that little face!  When your children are born, you want to do everything that you think is best for them.  Before my oldest daughter, Kristina, was born, I was determined to breast feed and make her own food.  I was encouraged by most to breast feed, but a lot of people thought I […]

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Cooking for Cash

Did you realize that if you love to cook, there are thousands of contests out there just waiting for your next great recipe?  And that you can win anything from an apron to a million dollars?!  But maybe you don’t know how to find these amazing contests, or understand the rules to enter.  Well, I […]

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My Mom is the Original Martha Stewart

Happy Mother’s Day, Mom!!  Today my blog is all about you because I have to tell the world how wonderful you are. Just look at that beautiful movie-star face; but it doesn’t even come close to the beauty inside.  My Mom is beyond words.  She is talented, kind, generous, and endlessly patient.  Everyone loves her.  My […]

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Saturday’s Recipe: Overnight Buttermilk Pancakes for Mother’s Day

Make the batter for these pancakes on Saturday, and you will have a Mother’s Day Sunday breakfast all ready to go!  You could even serve mom breakfast-in-bed!  Part of the batter has to sit overnight, where it develops an incredible flavor, sort of like sourdough pancakes.  Then in the morning, just add the remaining ingredients as […]

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Ain’t Life Grand?!

I lost the dust jacket from this book long ago, so it’s not much of a photo.  However, the recipes will make up for it.  Great Dinners from Life is a classic from Time-Life Books.  The first few lines say:  “This is a book for people who like to have friends in for dinner.  It is […]

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First Cookbook Give-Away Winner for the week of 5-3-10!

This was the first give-away for my blog, and I was thrilled at the numerous emails asking to be put into the mix to win “Fearless Cooking for Crowds” by Michele Evans. Since the response was so successful and I loved reading everyone’s emails, I will be having drawings at regular intervals.  Watch for more free cookbooks in future blogs! The […]

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Cooking with Ephraim from a Hadassah Cookbook

I admit to knowing very little about kosher cooking.  However, that had to change when one summer in the early 70’s, I met a gorgeous guy through mutual friends.  Ephraim, from Tel Aviv, with his movie star looks was one of those who turned heads, including mine at the time.   He was only visiting the […]

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Happy Cinco de Mayo!

Cinco de Mayo (Spanish for “fifth of May”) is a date best recognized in the United States as a time to celebrate the culture of Mexican-Americans.  To celebrate, special events are planned with Mexican music, food, and dancing.  Even though it is a holiday that commemorates the Mexican army’s victory over the French forces at the Battle […]

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