Imagine a small group of writers and bloggers walking in the crisp and spicy air of a Santa Fe, New Mexico fall day. We've just spent some "classroom" time talking about writing -- YOUR writing-- and are now breathing in the creativity and inspiration that permeates this Southwestern mecca. For . . .
I'm always looking for something different and simple to make for company or to contribute to a potluck. Paging through my recipe file, I found a few interesting side dishes, and they were the springboard for a great new recipe of my own. I made this delicious summer salad for a Memorial Day weekend . . .
Mid-summer's the time when we're looking for fresh recipes using the abundant harvest we see at the market. Tasty summer fruit recipes. Easy summer salads. Healthy summer desserts. I have a couple of the best, simple summer recipes ever for you. Watermelon and feta salad Start with cubed . . .
Walking Riley the other day, I caught a glimpse of one of our lemon trees, heavy with fruit. Oh, the taste of a lemon right off the tree! I asked M to pick a few and decided to make a healthy lemon chicken. And it was scrumptious. So here you go: try it! Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Find a . . .
Wondering what to make for dinner tonight? I know--who wants to slave over a hot stove all night? Certainly not I. But. There are more simple, good-for-you main courses out there than you think. And here's one yummy, easy main dish: Chicken breasts stuffed with a delicious goat cheese mixture. So . . .
So, girlfriend & I were wandering around Tampa's Ybor City in January, heading for a movie, when we came across these beauties. They were just pecking on some land. I can't remember if it was commercial or residential, but there they were, in an urban setting, not particularly bothered by our . . .
Eggplant parmesan or any dish including eggplant was one of the most eagerly anticipated meals in our old-school Sicilian household. The preparation of the eggplant was a familiar ritual. First, my mother and my grandmother only used the traditional purple melanzane. No fancy eggplants for them! . . .
One of life's great thrills is wandering around and discovering random pleasures, some guilty and some not so much. Grocery store items I wish I hadn't noticed. So one day I was in Safeway with time enough to peruse shelves I normally rushed by. And these little goodies caught my eye. Europeans . . .
My husband's always taken his lack of barbecuing skills as a badge of courage. Despite a long lifetime in Florida, he never had a barbecue grill and never cooked outdoors. NEVER. "That's what restaurants are for," he claims. As for me, well, as a solo player for so long, grilling for just myself . . .
Easy, low-carbohydrate main dishes are still popular. Diet fads come and go, but carbs are still the bad boys of the food pyramid. So when I found this easy, delicious low-carb main dish, I felt I'd really scored. Didn't even miss bread, although you certainly can add it. Here's the recipe for yet . . .