Striped Omelet Recipe

striped omelet

Christmas “traditions” certainly have their seasons. Marriages, divorces, the passage of time {and loved ones} inevitably forces us to change up some, if not all of our perceptions of “the way we do Christmas.” I think the best cure for missing those old traditions is to start new ones.

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Gobs {aka Whoopie Pies}

gobs whoopie pies

The part of Pennsylvania I’m from is known for coal-mining, odd language {for instance, saying “you’uns” instead of “you” or “y’all”}, and for Gobs.

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Banana “Ice Cream”

banana ice cream

Are you already feeling the annual “shrinking of the pants” that comes with holiday indulging? Me too! You know what we need? ICE CREAM! Specifically, totally guilt-free and amazingly delicious Banana Ice Cream. Continue Reading →

Rainbow Rolls {with Video}

Rainbow Rolls

Welcome to my new addiction. Oh. My. I always thought rolls like this were made by folks who had gone through years of culinary training in Thailand, mastering some secret rolling technique. Thanks to my new friend Joe, from Whole Foods, I not only “stuck the landing” on my first try, I’ve been making these daily for a week. They’re that good. Continue Reading →

Chicken with Lemon-Leek Zucchini “Linguine”

Chicken with Lemon-Leek Zucchini Linguine

This Chicken with Lemon-Leek Zucchini “Linguine” is a result of my neighbor Bonnie’s generosity.  Continue Reading →

Drop Sugar Cookies {What Love Tastes Like}

drop sugar cookies

I don’t remember ever being in a hurry when staying with “Grandma Lets Me.” {Nor do I remember who first called her that – though it obviously came from the defense my siblings and I used to explain to our parents why their rules were silly and should be ignored. “But Grandma lets me…!!!”}
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Prairie Home Chicken with Apple Cranberry Sauce {The Bride Wore Red }

prairie home chicken apple cranberry sauce

Eighteen years ago this weekend, there was a huge storm, the bartender got caught in the elevator, and my older sister sang torch songs around the piano by candlelight long after the power had gone out. Continue Reading →

Pepper-Glazed Goat Cheese Gratin

pepper glazed goat cheese gratin

I remembered at the last minute that I was supposed to take something to a neighborhood gathering this past weekend {oops!}. Thankfully, I had most everything on hand to throw this Pepper-Glazed Goat Cheese Gratin together in about 5 minutes. It baked while I got ready to go.  Continue Reading →