Salted Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookies

    Makes about 18 cookies Recipe credit: Modern Israeli Cooking - Danielle Oron Tip: I've probably mentioned I don't usually cook from recipes; I read many for inspiration and ideas. However, I frequently bake from published recipes. And I almost always follow them strictly the first time through. I recommend this practice in baking. Observe... Continue Reading →

Pear Tarte Tatin with Anise Seed Caramel

      6 servings. Recipe credit to Food52. Tip:  It's adventurous to try new foods and flavor combinations. Our taste buds and taste sensations can change regularly, so something you previously disliked may become a future favorite...keep checking! Who among us hasn't tasted something for the first time, then wondered why we didn't try... Continue Reading →

Pecan-Coconut-Applesauce Muffins

Yield as shown in photo. You may choose a different mix of pans. (ex: all muffins or muffins plus a bundt pan, etc.) Tip:  Julia Child had a kitchen rule...“No matter what happens in the kitchen, never apologize.”  Julia's rules are definitely good enough for me! 😉 I made a batch of chunky applesauce last week... Continue Reading →

Italian Stuffed Zucchini Cups

6-8 appetizer servings Tip: Holidays many times call for appetizers, whether at home or taken to a friend's or colleague's party. Look for options that can be made ahead so the host won't need to share kitchen space when you arrive. I also appreciate appetizers that can be served at room temperature. All the better... Continue Reading →

The Kitchen is My Happy Place

Sometimes... ...we have guests. ...there is a fundraiser. ...the holidays are here. ...I need to de-stress! ...it's a gift. ...I was inspired. ...a challenge awaits. ...I'm hungry!!! Whatever the reason, my kitchen calls. With a few shared recipes, I hope yours will too.

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