Copycat Cola Beverage

July 11, 2023

glass of copycat cola beverage

 

Confession : I adore Coke, and specifically Diet Coke. Sadly, these beverages do not love me back. Thinking the caffeine was preventing a good night’s rest, I tried Caffeine Free Diet Coke. Same result. Whatever is in these tasty fizzy drinks disagrees with my body chemistry. Cue the violins. Continue reading

bowl of sugar snap potato salad

Sugar Snap Potato Salad

June 8, 2023

bowl of sugar snap potato salad

Picnic season is here. Backyard barbecue season is in full swing. Your task is to prepare a side dish. Preferably this side dish is one everyone can enjoy. That means vegan and gluten free. Here is the perfect easy side salad. In addition, this Sugar Snap Potato Salad makes a tasty base for all manner of grilled proteins. Continue reading

piece of lemon blueberry cheesecake bars

Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake Bars

May 24, 2023

piece of lemon blueberry cheesecake bars

Blueberries are in season. Are you hungry for cake, pie or bars? This Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake Bars recipe has all those wishes covered. Crust and filling like a pie, tangy lemony cream cheese middle like cheesecake. Equally important, this spring dessert is crafted as bars to cut whatever size serving your heart desires. Continue reading

single plate of carrot arugula burrata salad

Carrot Arugula Burrata Salad

May 9, 2023

single plate of carrot arugula burrata salad

Crunchy, crispy, chewy and creamy. Do these words appeal to you? If yes, you’ll like this salad with four Cs. Crunchy carrots, crisp arugula, chewy pistachios and creamy burrata mozzarella. Toss with a red wine vinaigrette and get ready for a light lunch or dinner. Continue reading

bowl of sausage asparagus pasta

Sausage Asparagus Pasta

April 25, 2023

bowl of sausage asparagus pasta

This Sausage Asparagus Pasta comes to the table in less than twenty minutes. That’s faster than ordering carryout. Take advantage of fresh asparagus at local farmer’s markets with this easy entree. Continue reading

closeup of slow cooker fig shallot chicken

Slow Cooker Fig Shallot Chicken

April 11, 2023

closeup of slow cooker fig shallot chicken

Dinner makes itself. This is not a farfetched idea with your slow cooker. Place everything in the crock and check back in a few hours. Dinner magically appears, ready for a simple side and salad. Continue reading

closeup of shrimp and cheese chowder

Shrimp and Cheese Chowder

March 28, 2023

closeup of shrimp and cheese chowder

Chowder comes in a can. At least that’s what I believed in youth. Then my parents gave me a German cookbook. I made¬†Westerlander Fischsuppe¬† with mussels, fish, noodles and tomato. After that, no more canned chowder in the home. That meal was surprisingly easy to make and very hearty. Continue reading

plate of almond shortbread cookies

Almond Shortbread Cookies

March 14, 2023

plate of almond shortbread cookies

These Almond Shortbread Cookies are delicious with a cold glass of milk or a steaming cup of tea. I see these as the perfect ending to a Mediterranean dinner, served with a cup of black coffee. Continue reading

platter of red quinoa halloumi salad

Red Quinoa Halloumi Salad

February 28, 2023

platter of red quinoa halloumi salad

Light meals are not just for warmer weather. Above all, we always crave colorful crunchy platters of protein loaded with fruits and veggies. Winter fruits and vegetables make lovely salads. Continue reading

entire kale potato gratin

Kale Potato Gratin

February 14, 2023

entire kale potato gratin

 

It’s Valentine’s Day and I will honor my main squeeze The Potato. As usual, my goal is to sneak veggies and fruits into most recipes. Hence the kale. I bet even the most ardent potato fans will go for this silky gratin. Continue reading