PAMPERED, NOT PROFESSIONAL, CHEF

The other day a friend asked me why I was not a professional chef since I love cooking. I love cooking, but those I know who aspire to be part of the culinary world professionally, live, eat and sleep food and that I do not do. I love cooking for friends because I love myContinue reading “PAMPERED, NOT PROFESSIONAL, CHEF”

BE OPEN TO LEARN

Zoe and I do not even an own a television anymore, so I get my cooking show addiction by watching shows and/or excerpts on YouTube. The other night I was watching a two part episode of Master Chef where Gordon Ramsey was teaching how to make a tarte tartin, which reminds me of Pampered Chef’sContinue reading “BE OPEN TO LEARN”

PUREE FOR THE SOUL

When I was younger, I thought of pureed foods as baby foods and food for the elderly. Now I look at them and see them as smooth and luxurious. I have tried making them before but they never look like they do on the cooking shows.  Imagine that. LOL. When I see them on cookingContinue reading “PUREE FOR THE SOUL”

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”

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”

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”