Yogurt, Anyone?

Yogurt, Anyone?

We all grew up on yogurt. Is was supposed to be a healthy alternative to pudding. However, only after I grew up considerably (over 50) did I realize how much sugar they put in it. Back in the day Yoplait for instance had 26g of sugar. Ok, so if you aren’t a...
Bleached Flour… really?

Bleached Flour… really?

I love to bake. I’m notorious for ordering large quantities through our local good food store. Yes, I had a 50 lbs. bag of flour at one time. As you can tell from the recipe folder that cookies and pizzas are on my list of goodies. When making a chocolate cookie...

Better Butter

Butter is something that any home cook takes for granted. Just always keep it on hand and enjoy it in baking, sautéing and even roasting. Though I mostly use olive oil in my cooking, butter is my “must have” luxury. Lately my daughter and I have been...
Drying the Harvest

Drying the Harvest

Growing up in my teens I remember the wonders of home dried snacks. Mom would corner the market on bananas and we’d have sweet crunchy banana chips. Next thing you know apples on our trees would be ready and out comes the handy dandy corer peeler machine. The...
Playing with the Mandoline

Playing with the Mandoline

As seen on TV slices choppers always looked so cool. The chefs on the Food Network used them with precision with fast and even food preparation. I do love to dry fruits and vegetables from the summer harvest and had recently gotten a food dehydrator (more on that on...
Fat is Where it is at – Use of Oils & Fat

Fat is Where it is at – Use of Oils & Fat

My cooking style has change a lot since my childhood days of margarine and vegetable oil. Though my Mom did use olive oil and sesame oil all the others I use now were unheard of “back in the day.” Here’s what I use and how I use it today. Olive Oil:...