Multicolor pickled eggs are a fun twist on hard-boiled. Done in pink, purple and yellow they

Apr 13, 2017

Multicolor Pickled Eggs

It’s been another fun month in the Food in Jars preserving challenge.  This month’s goal was Quick Pickles–and I had to ask what is a quick pickle?  The answer is something (almost anything!) that you pickle with the intent of storing/marinating it in the refrigerator and finishing quickly (versus canning and storing in your cupboard for months). I decided to … Continue reading

With tangy feta cheese and savory dill, Greek Deviled Eggs will be the hit of your next brunch or picnic. Perfect for Easter of Mother's Day!

Mar 28, 2017

Greek Deviled Eggs & a Giveaway

I was a picky eater as a kid.  Hard boiled eggs?  Eeuuuw. Mayo?  No way!  Luckily, I outgrew it!  Otherwise I’d never have made Greek Deviled Eggs!   Last year I noticed lots of fancy deviled egg recipes appearing all over the Internet.  Embellished with tasty add-ins like bacon or salsa, who could resist? 

Lavender Pear Mascarpone Tart, cut

Feb 17, 2016

Lavender Pear Mascarpone Tart

Winter has its beauty—snow draped boughs, crisp landscapes. But over time even the loveliest winter can challenge a positive attitude. As winter drags on, doesn’t life call for a touch of spring?  Perhaps in the form of a Lavender Pear Mascarpone Tart?  This winter-into-spring dessert is really a light pear cheesecake, adorned with a touch of lavender and resting on … Continue reading

All Natural Easter Eggs

Apr 3, 2015

Ad-Libbing All Natural Easter Eggs

Easter is… in TWO DAYS. Eeeck!  Life has been seriously out of control lately. Everything I own seems to be giving out–furnace replaced two weeks ago, laptop replaced last week (still working on that transition), website host changed this week, and stove waiting for the repairman. I could go on, but I know you really didn’t come to hear a … Continue reading

Nov 19, 2014

Baby Shower Washcloth Bunny Favors

One of my local blogging buddies, Chelsea of This Grand Adventure, is expecting–isn’t that exciting!  To honor the upcoming blessed event we are having a virtual baby shower, dubbed… Baby’s Grand Adventure.  For my part, I am making Washcloth Bunnies as Baby Shower Favors.  We already have lots of wonderful cooks in the group, so I am chipping in on … Continue reading

Prosciutto wrapped asparagus

May 9, 2014

Green Your Mother’s Day & Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus

Mother’s Day is coming up–do you have special plans?  Now that spring is finally here (we sat out on the patio for Margaritas last weekend!!), I am especially keen on making my celebration green.  So I whipped up a “test” batch of a planned appetizer, Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus, and started to think about some things I could do for  my … Continue reading

M&M Cookies in a Jar, Stacked Up

Apr 18, 2014

M&M Cookies in a Jar (with Printable Tags)

Need a last minute idea for an Easter (or any other occasion) gift?  How about M&M Cookies in a Jar?  These are going into my kids’ Easter baskets this year. It started with the commitment to eat (mostly) out of my pantry this month.  I had already bought the holiday colored M&M’s so this seemed like a perfect addition.  By … Continue reading

Apr 14, 2014

Healthy Gummy Candy-Organic, Two Ingredients!

Gummy candy–gummy bears, gummy worms, and in my case bunnies and duckies–holds a fascination for kids that I will never understand.  But since my kids do love them, I have decided to make them healthier.  Easter is coming up after all!  Healthy gummy candy–who would have thought!  My inspiration came from blogger Rachel whose cute treats which were cut with … Continue reading

Organic Homemade Peanut Butter Cups, up close

Apr 12, 2014

(Organic) Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

The past week has been busy with new recipes.  When I made a commitment to eat from my pantry this month… for better or for worse, I included my kids’ Easter Baskets.  After all I made organic homemade peeps last year!  This year’s first new Easter Basket treat is homemade peanut butter cups–also organic, though that of course is optional. … Continue reading

Goat Cheese and Wild Ramp Bruschetta

May 31, 2013

Goat Cheese and Wild Ramp (or Green Onion) Bruschetta

Wild ramps (also know as wild leeks) are getting a lot of press lately.  That’s because every spring locavores hit the woods in search of the telltale broad flat leaves after a long barren winter. But foraging–as much fun as it can be–still intimidates me.  What if I harvested something poisonous?  Ramps do bear some resemblance to lily of the … Continue reading