Sour Cream Coffee Cake

February 26, 2017 Breakfast


  We’re not much a sour cream family, so when we have it in the house — for taco night, for example – there is usually a tub of leftover sour cream sitting untouched in the fridge. That’s when I pull out this recipe. The sour cream gives it a moist and creamy texture, and […]

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Cooking School Adventures

October 27, 2016 Beef


I’ve been lucky when it comes to learning how to make my way through the kitchen. As a child, I spent a lot of time there, with my mom and my grandmother, learning how to make everything from chili to pie, and from pancakes to dumplings. Sure, I’ve had my ups and downs, but my […]

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Kale Slaw

September 26, 2016 Featured Recipe


There are so many ways to enjoy this super food that we enjoy it all year round. This recipe pairs kale with delicious mix of crunchy red cabbage, a bit of spice and a hint of ginger. 1 head green kale, torn from stems and chopped 2-3 carrots, grated 1/4 red cabbage, cut in thin […]

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Nature Calls

August 18, 2016 Blog

Nature is Calling

Several years ago, we lived in a home with a huge back yard. Greg built a garden box and filled it with everything from pumpkins and kale to beans and tomatoes. The centerpiece of that yard was a prolific pear tree. Throughout the late summer we enjoyed the bounty, using those pears for everything from […]

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Ten Summer Recipes

July 19, 2016 Blog


We’re always in search of  fun ways to refresh ourselves during the summer, so we dug deep into our recipe box for some old favorites, and then added some new ones we just tried. Perfect for kids and adults alike, these recipes are sure to please. 1. Semifreddo Who says you can’t enjoy homemade ice […]

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Avocado Egg Salad

March 25, 2016 Recipes

Avocados are packed with nutrients.

Put a delicious twist on an egg salad sandwich with the addition of avocado. Naturally cholesterol free, they have only 0.5g saturated fat per ounce. 6 eggs, hard boiled 1-1/2 ripe avocados, peeled and mashed 1-1/2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice (or lime juice) 1/2 tsp fine sea salt, or to taste Add the eggs to […]

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The End.

January 13, 2016 Blog

The sun sets on another year!

It is the end, of craziness. Today, January 13, 2016 marks my official New Year. I’m almost 2 weeks late in celebrating the arrival of 2016, but with the delivery of more than 2 dozen homemade donuts to my daughter’s school yesterday morning (for her birthday celebration), I am officially off the hook for any […]

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The End . . . or The Beginning

September 6, 2015 Blog


While back-to-school time may herald the end of the summer, it is the Labor Day weekend that drives the nail into the coffin. No more white shoes, no more living in bathing suits and flip flops, no more waking up without an alarm clock. Instead, soccer season is in full swing, homework complaints have begun, […]

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Pan Cubano

August 19, 2015 Bread


During my 12 years living in Miami I fell in love with Pan Cubano with its crisp crust and lightly textured inside, it served as the perfect complement for Pan con Lechon (Cuban pork sandwich), or my favorite traditional Cuban sandwiches, as well as a a breakfast bread when served alongside some fruit and eggs, […]

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Traditional Cuban Sandwich

August 19, 2015 Recipes

The real thing, enjoyed in Vinales, Cuba (2015)

You don’t have to travel further than your kitchen to enjoy the taste of a traditional Cuban sandwich. Perfect for lunch, afternoon snack or a simple dinner, be sure to make using Cuban bread, it’s crisp crust and lightly textured insides are what help make this sandwich tasty! This recipe from epicurious makes me feel […]

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