Category: Food

I Love My Mango Splitter

I love how food can mentally transport you to another time and place in your life. For me, it is the mango. Mangoes are by far my favorite fruit and always make me think of vacationing in St. Lucia — sitting at an outdoor café on the beach and enjoying… Read more

Ginger Lemon Tea

With allergy season upon us, not only am I dealing with a nasty case of sniffles and scratchy throat but I have somehow managed to catch a cold on top of it. Here is my remedy to soothe my aliments and help lessen the duration of my discomfort…or at least… Read more

Teacher Appreciation Week

Teacher Appreciation Week is Monday May 4th through Friday May 8th. I always like to do something nice for my children’s teachers to make them feel special. I usually give food rather than items. Sometimes I will put some Godiva Chocolates or Truffles in a decorative gift bag like the… Read more

Oscar Worthy Popcorn

I find it very comforting to be eating a bowl of popcorn while watching a good movie. Although I love the taste and crunch of popcorn, I am not a big fan of soggy, greasy kernels smothered in an artificial butter flavoring.  It starts to make me feel sick after… Read more

Adventures in Food – Kiwi Berries

My First Experience Eating Kiwi Berries I have always been adventurous when it comes to trying new food. If it looks fresh, not greasy and not too bizarre, I will try any type of food once, then I can decide if I like it. The strangest things I have eaten… Read more

I Love My Cookie Scoop – Make Perfectly Formed Cookies

Last week for teacher appreciation week, I made 10 dozen cookies for the teachers and administration at my children’s elementary school. I have been baking homemade cookies for the school since my daughter was in preschool. I have developed quite a reputation for delivering warm, chocolate melted, straight from the… Read more

Healthy Chicken Asopao

I love a good hearty soup especial on a day like today when it is cold and snowy outside. Asopao is one of my favorite choices for a “stoup”…this is what I call it. It is too thick to be called a soup and has too much broth to be… Read more

Fancy Lunch

Sometimes I get so caught up in my work I forget to eat lunch or don’t feel like spending the time to fix myself something nice. Maybe because I am getting over the flu and haven’t been eating that much, I felt like making myself a fancy lunch today. Here… Read more

Homemade Barbecue Sauce

For the Fourth of July I thought it would be fun to make some of my own barbeque sauce for my charcoal grilled barbecue chicken. I used to make it all the time following a Bourbon Barbeque Sauce recipe from Bon Appetite. Now that I have children, I have since… Read more

Decorating with Cupcakes

I like to use food as decorations…it makes an event more fun when you can actually eat the party decor. A simple way to add a Fourth of July flair to purchased cupcakes is to add red candy to the tops of white icing and add small America Flags to… Read more