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Holiday Spiral Ham

Holiday Spiral Ham

Holiday Spiral Ham My Mother made the best Ham for Easter.  I call it her Holiday Spiral Ham.  Years ago, they didn’t have spiral hams and my father would have to carve the ham.  Now, it is so easy to get a spiral ham to […]

Sfingi (Italian Donuts)

Sfingi (Italian Donuts)

Sfingi (Italian Donuts) Sfingi are Italian Donuts and typically served on St. Joseph’s Day.  St. Joseph’s Day is a feast day that is all about giving and sharing.  According to legend, there was a severe drought in Sicily during the Middle Ages.  The villagers prayed […]

Reuben Bagel Sandwich

Reuben Bagel Sandwich

Reuben Bagel Sandwich I’m a big fan of Einstein Bros. Bagels, but I don’t have one near me anymore.  My favorite is their Texas Brisket Egg Sandwich with smoked beef brisket, cage-free fresh-cracked eggs, cheddar with smoky chipotle aioli on a Jalapeño Bacon Gourmet Bagel.  […]

Kielbasa, Sauerkraut and Beer (Slow Cooker)

Kielbasa, Sauerkraut and Beer (Slow Cooker)

Kielbasa, Sauerkraut and Beer (slow cooker) I love easy meals to put together and slow cooker meals are my favorite way to do that.  One pot.  That’s it.  Kielbasa, Sauerkraut and Beer tastes great and is a very simple meal to make. Dice your onion, […]

Zuppa Toscana

Zuppa Toscana

Zuppa Toscana It is still winter and cold here.  So another soup.  Zuppa Toscana, which literally means “Tuscan Soup”.  This is similar to the Olive Garden version which is creamier and richer than the actual original from Tuscany. One issue I had is that the […]

Condensed Milk Bread

Condensed Milk Bread

Condensed Milk Bread This has to be the best bread recipe I have ever made.  It is delicious!!!  Soft, fluffy, buttery and sweet.  It’s sooo good! I had heard of Japanese Milk Bread, but when I saw Condensed Milk Bread being made I wanted to […]

Lemon Lavender Honey Pound Cake

Lemon Lavender Honey Pound Cake

Lemon Lavender Honey Pound Cake Why make one pound cake when you can make two?  This is my recipe for a Lemon Lavender Honey Pound Cake.  While I was making this, I thought this could easily be turned into a Honey Chamomile Pound Cake as […]

Lemon Poppy Seed Pound Cake

Lemon Poppy Seed Pound Cake

Lemon Poppy Seed Pound Cake My Mother frequently made pound cakes when I was young.  They were always a family favorite.  She typically made a larger version in a 10″ tube pan.  One day, I will post that version. I took that recipe and made […]

Spinach Balls

Spinach Balls

Spinach Balls Spinach Balls are a perfect party appetizer.  They are delicious and easy to make.  I serve them with cocktail napkins and a toothpick, but they are great as finger food as well. I have been making these since the ’80s and they always […]

Kitchen Knives

Kitchen Knives

Kitchen Knives A question that I am often asked is, “What brand of Kitchen Knives do I own?” I have three brands/sets that I own and use.  I suggest visiting a store like Williams-Sonoma or Sur La Table to try them out.  Unlike a regular […]


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