How to Freeze Lemons: Zest & Juice

When life hands you lemons (or any kind of citrus), zest ’em, juice ’em, make all kinds of good things with ’em. Here’s how to freeze lemons: the zest and the juice. Once upon a time, I grew up in a fairytale castle with a golden tree growing in the backyard…. Ok, so it wasn’t […]

How to Make a Salad Great

salad piled with cucumbers tomatoes olives and carrots

Knowing how to make a salad is a great skill to have, even better if it’s great. Follow this easy template for salads that will please everyone at your table and never leave you bored. Some folks say that salads are boring. Some say that they never taste fresh. Some say they don’t know how […]

Shrimp Pasta with Garlic Cream Sauce

Enjoy a special, elegant dinner with this easy Shrimp with Noodles and Garlic Cream Sauce. It comes together quickly and costs less than a restaurant meal for one. Dinners out at a restaurant can be fun and delicious, but they can also be pricey. In fact, the cost of eating out is rising faster than […]

Cherry Crisp Recipe for One or a Crowd

cherry crisp with milk jug and glasses

Whether you make Cherry Crisp for one or for a crowd, it makes for a delicious dessert any time of year, but particularly fun at Valentine’s Day. When I think of February desserts, I think of cherries. If it’s not the Valentines Day red, then it’s George Washington’s birthday that rallies the cry for cherries. […]

Try Cactus Salsa for a Unique Party Appetizer

bowl of cactus with salsa ingredients unmixed

Cactus Salsa isn’t one of the most common party appetizers you’ll find, but it’s super delicious, fresh, and easy to make. The holiday season is rich in guilt-inducing foods. That’s a loaded statement, right there. But, no matter what you think about our diet culture today, chances are at some point in time you’ve felt […]

5 Quick Last Minute Desserts

Need a quick dessert that doesn’t take advance preparation? These last minute desserts are quick and delicious. Do you ever have crazy holidays? Where you find yourself doing all kinds of fussing in the kitchen for a meal that is gobbled down in seconds, a huge mess to clean up left in its wake? Those […]

Chicken & Raspberry Salad Recipe & Other Salad Tips

Tender chicken, juicy raspberries, and tangy goat cheese get together to party in this simple yet flavorful Chicken & Raspberry Salad. No need for a cafe salad today when you’ve got this going on! It used to be that cafe salads were some of my favorites. Whether it was a local restaurant with a great […]

Winter Fruit Tray – a Simple Holiday Dessert

Dessert will be fresh and easy when you serve a Winter Fruit Tray, laden with seasonal fruit. Follow these serving tips to make it simple for your guests. Remember last week when I said that food doesn’t have to be so complicated. Food is food. And while it’s nice to spend time preparing a lavish […]