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I am so glad you are here and welcome to my food blog! I love sharing recipes tried and true, old and new with you. I have been cooking and baking, researching, learning, taking lessons, and loving it all since I was about 12! What good is keeping favorite recipes and techniques all to yourself? I believe in sharing, and I guess that "once a teacher always a teacher" phrase is me! So thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoy the recipes and the little stories that go with them! My husband Bill is the photographer and my biggest food fan and critic! I look forward to answering your questions and comments! :)

  • Chocolate Angel Food Cake ~ Easy!

    “Chocolate Angel Food Cake using a box mix is fast and easy and very good if you’ve never tried it. I’ve made it quite a few times and people really love it. It’s different! You can sprinkle it with powdered… Read More ›

  • Bird’s Nest Cookies for Easter/Spring

    “Easter/Springtime baking fun with the kiddies!  Just frost some sugar cookies and decorate with tinted coconut for the nests and jelly  beans for the eggs and you have Bird’s Nest  cookies.  You can use chocolate frosting instead of white. Or… Read More ›

  • Date Balls~No Bake~Buttery and Yummy!

    “A very delicious, buttery date ball cookie with lots of dates and walnuts.  It is so easy to make on top of the stove!  This vintage recipe goes back decades and it is fantastic!  I got it from my mother… Read More ›

  • Margo’s Chicken and White Wine

                                                                              “Chef Margo’s recipe… Read More ›

  • Sausage and Peppers – The Easy Way!

    “A very easy way to make sausage and peppers! The tomato paste makes its own sauce with the steamed peppers in the oven. You can use more peppers and really mound up the dish because the peppers steam down. I… Read More ›

  • Falafels

    “Salwa, a dear co-worker of mine from Egypt got me hooked on falafels! Falafels are small chickpea patties that are sold in the streets throughout the mid-east. They are famous here in New York too. Salwa’s homemade falafels are so… Read More ›

  • Sweet Potato Latkes

       For Sweet Potato Latkes, just follow my recipe for Basic Latkes at but substitute 1 large sweet potato for the 3 large potatoes.   Here is the recipe for Sweet Potato Latkes with the sweet potato already substituted:… Read More ›

  • Basic Latkes

    “Latkes are traditionally served at Hanukkah with applesauce or sour cream but everyone eats them all year round!  They are just too good to eat only once a year!  There are many variations of latkes: adding vegetable combinations, adding cheese,… Read More ›

  • Chef John’s Pita Bread

        : “No pita bread in the house?  Make some; they are so much better than any you can buy!  So easy to make, too!  The only change I made to the acclaimed Chef John’s recipe from Allrecipes, is I added… Read More ›

  • Cream of Turkey Soup

    “A delicious and very fast soup to make! Leave it plain or add any veggies you wish. In this one pictured I added one 14.5 ounce can of asparagus plus the juice.  Sometimes I might add corn or carrots. But really,… Read More ›


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