MOM MEMORIES

Maybe its because Mother’s Day is rapidly approaching or that a picture of my mom appeared in my Facebook memories page, or that we have been talking about mom memories as Pampered Chef consultants, or all of the above that has me thinking about my mom and the lessons she taught me in the kitchen. Continue reading “MOM MEMORIES”

HAVING INTEGRITY

It has been years since we had a television and the only thing I miss is my cooking shows. Go figure. I especially love it when you can see someone grow, take a risk, push themselves, or step forward with integrity.  One of the shows I enjoy watching on YouTube is Master Chef. While IContinue reading “HAVING INTEGRITY”

Z IS FOR ZESTY RAVIOLI SKILLET

In our family, anything that can be done in one dish and in less than 30 minutes wins. So when I was debating over one of several zucchini recipes or the Zesty Ravioli Skillet, Zoe voted for the Zesty Ravioli Skillet. She has been craving Italian and Mexican foods lately, so this was perfect andContinue reading “Z IS FOR ZESTY RAVIOLI SKILLET”

Y IS FOR YOGURT AND GRANOLA PARFAIT

I love this recipe for a few reasons. It is simple, yummy, and balanced. Even though I work at home, I do not always have or take the time to make a well-balanced breakfast. What I love is that in just a few minutes I can grab some of the granola I premade, some berriesContinue reading “Y IS FOR YOGURT AND GRANOLA PARFAIT”

X-MARKED PIE CRUST

Growing up pies, were one of the many baked goods my mother excelled at. Although she was much better at her cakes and pastries like rugelach. I can still close my eyes and smell those aromas floating through the house. When she made her pies she always made her own dough and had her ownContinue reading “X-MARKED PIE CRUST”

W IS FOR WAFFLES

One of my wife’s favorite foods is a waffle. Until recently, one of the wisest investments we made was in the waffle iron we bought. It is one of those waffle makers that takes all the guesswork out of making waffles. The only challenge was the first batch getting them to the proper level of crispness for myContinue reading “W IS FOR WAFFLES”

V IS FOR THE V-SHAPED BAKING PAN SET

When I was a kid we would play a game to build our vocabulary. I remember V being for vegetables and victory and a few other words. It was fun to be able to say that V is for V shaped. I love the shape of our V-Shaped Baking Pan Set for a few reasons.Continue reading “V IS FOR THE V-SHAPED BAKING PAN SET”

U IS FOR UNDER THE SEA COOKIE CUTTERS

For the last few days I have been looking at these cookie cutters admiring the shapes and the playfulness of the seven cutters: pirate, sailboat, octopus, crab, shark, seashell, and turtle. These 3 ½” diameter cutters make the cutest 3” cookies.  Not only are they dishwasher safe but they snap together for easy storage. WhatContinue reading “U IS FOR UNDER THE SEA COOKIE CUTTERS”

T IS FOR THREE ONION RUB

Three Onion Rub is more than a few of my customer’s favorite rubs and is a staple in their homes. Besides which, at $6 a bottle, it is easily affordable. So it was easy to pick this product as one of the many products we carry starting with a T. What many people do notContinue reading “T IS FOR THREE ONION RUB”