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How to Make Gravy

How to Make Gravy

So how do you make and master the art of Gravy? Gravy is made with juices left when the meat or poultry have been cooked. You need to increase the amount of liquid in the pan and can choose stock or a combination of stock […]

How to Quick Peel Garlic

How to Quick Peel Garlic

I use a lot of garlic and tried many different ways to peel fresh cloves. The best method I’ve found to date is microwaving the cloves for 10-20 second to loosen the skin and just pop the clove out easily. Step 1: cut off the […]

Sydney’s Spinach Casserole

Sydney’s Spinach Casserole

There once was a fabulous cafe in Chicago named “Melvins” I worked in the area and often after work a few of us would head over to Melvins for a bite to eat, my favorite dish was the “Spinach Casserole”, Melvins closed over thirty years […]

Five Tips for Perfect Pancakes

Five Tips for Perfect Pancakes

Dear Mom was a master pancake maker, and it’s taken me all my life to come close to her kitchen prowess. I reserve pancakes for those special Sunday mornings and I  always have a bottle of real maple syrup on hand for that pancake indulgence. […]

Savory Fresh Green Beans

Savory Fresh Green Beans

Fresh Green Beans were especially popular in my house while growing up.  I have fond memories of Mom coning home from the grocery store with big bag of fresh green beans. We would sit in the kitchen on Sunday afternoon snapping the ends of the […]

Mixed Berry Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette

Mixed Berry Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette

Fresh seasonal berries and mint give this delicious salad a refreshing burst of flavor. Adding raspberries to the homemade vinaigrette provides some natural sweetness to healthy and tasty salad.

High Carbon Steel or Stainless Steel Kitchen Knives

High Carbon Steel or Stainless Steel Kitchen Knives

How many kitchen knives do you really need or use in your everyday simple cooking? If your like me, you have just a few that are multi-purpose. I rarely purchase my knives online, sorry I really like to feel how the handle feels in my […]

Simple Vichyssoise – Potato Leek

Simple Vichyssoise – Potato Leek

Soups are the perfect quick and healthy meal and a cream based soup provides a hearty yet light quick dinner. Vichyssoise or more commonly called a potatoe leek soup is both healthy and tasty. Print Recipe Simple Vichyssoise – Potato Leek An elegant, yet simple […]

Apple Pancakes

Apple Pancakes

My little Sunday secret indulgence is scrumptious apple pancakes. If you prefer to make these a little more on the healthy side just replace half of the all-purpose flour with buckwheat flour. In summer these also are heavenly topped with fresh strawberries. Print Recipe Apple […]

Apple Crisp

Apple Crisp

Growing up we always had butter, sugar, flour, cinnamon and other spices on hand for baking. Mom was always able to whip up a yummy treat for little money. Print Recipe Apple Crisp Prep Time 15 minutes Cook Time 30 minutes Servings people Ingredients 2 […]


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Savory Fresh Green Beans

Savory Fresh Green Beans

Fresh Green Beans were especially popular in my house while growing up.  I have fond memories of Mom coning home from the grocery store with big bag of fresh green beans. We would sit in the kitchen on Sunday afternoon snapping the ends of the […]

Simple Vichyssoise – Potato Leek

Simple Vichyssoise – Potato Leek

Soups are the perfect quick and healthy meal and a cream based soup provides a hearty yet light quick dinner. Vichyssoise or more commonly called a potatoe leek soup is both healthy and tasty.

Apple Pancakes

Apple Pancakes

My little Sunday secret indulgence is scrumptious apple pancakes. If you prefer to make these a little more on the healthy side just replace half of the all-purpose flour with buckwheat flour. In summer these also are heavenly topped with fresh strawberries.