Monday, March 28, 2016


What to do when you can't eat another?  Make a centerpiece. Charming for Easter or any spring table.

Friday, March 18, 2016

Hard-baked eggs

Hard-baked eggs....that's right.  No need to boil. Just place eggs in muffin tins and bake at 325 degrees for 30 minutes. Then drop them in a bowl of ice water to cool.  Peel and prepare your way.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Oven-roasted Asparagus

Spring brings a change in weather, wardrobe, and menus.  You'll find asparagus now at your local grocery and here's an easy and delicious way to prepare it.

    Oven-Roasted Asparagus Recipe
    • Cook's Note
    • To remove woody ends, grab stalk of asparagus at either end and bend until it snaps. It will naturally snap where it starts to get tough.
    • Directions

    • Preheat an oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
    • Place the asparagus into a mixing bowl, and drizzle with the olive oil. Toss to coat the spears, then sprinkle with Parmesan cheese, garlic, salt, and pepper. Arrange the asparagus onto a baking sheet in a single layer.
    • Bake in the preheated oven until just tender, 12 to 15 minutes depending on thickness. Sprinkle with lemon juice just before serving.
    •  Recipe from

Monday, February 9, 2015

Strawberry heart

The strawberry has a natural heart shape.  Use slices to decorate a cupcake or even in a salad to carry through on a Valentine theme.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Cheese lovers day


I enjoy cheese in or on almost everything. And by itself. Here's a favorite way to enjoy it alone as a snack or to accompany a salad.                  FRICOS
Grate a 8 oz.  block of Parmesan-Reggiano
Mix with 2  1/2 Tblsp. flour &               !/2 tsp. black pepper.  Drop by Tablespoons 4 inches apart on a silpat lined baking sheet. Flatten slightly.  Bake 10-12 minutes at   375 degrees.  Cool 2 minutes and remove.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Friday, June 6, 2014

National Donut Day

It's National Doughnut Day (or Donut Day), which falls on the first Friday of June each year.

Whether you like them jelly-filled, powdered or glazed, you now have a good excuse (if you needed one) to enjoy the sweet treats.

National Doughnut Day isn't a ploy by doughnut shops to get you in their doors. Its roots date back to World War I, when hundreds of Salvation Army officers, aiming to comfort U.S. troops serving in Europe, cooked and served doughnuts to the soldiers, according to USA Today.

The first National Doughnut Day was celebrated in 1938.

You can score a free donut at any Dunkin Donuts today.