Main

Soy Sauce and Worchestershire Chicken

This marinade and sauce combination is one of my favorites for poultry.  I think my father came up with this flavor combination and every time I make it I have fond memories. I’ve used this for Cornish game hens and […]

Salads

Smoked Mozzarella and Penne Salad

One of my favorite pasta salads comes from Whole Food Markets.  The Smoked Mozzarella and Penne Salad is awesome.  However, it is $9.99 a lb which adds up since pasta is not lightweight.  This pasta salad is slightly spicy, tangy, […]

Vegetarian/Vegan

Smoked Mozzarella and Penne Salad

One of my favorite pasta salads comes from Whole Food Markets.  The Smoked Mozzarella and Penne Salad is awesome.  However, it is $9.99 a lb which adds up since pasta is not lightweight.  This pasta salad is slightly spicy, tangy, […]

Sour Cream and Onion Kale Chips

Kale chips are so expensive – $6-$7 for a single small bag.  I decided to make my own chips to save some money and I wanted to try different flavors. The first flavor I really like is a vegan sour cream and onion […]

Baking

Desserts

Tiramisu Wedding Cake

We’ve made this wedding cake recipe a number of times and have had raves every time.  The whipped cream frosting is more suitable for a countryish outdoor wedding shown here.  

Lemon-Raspberry Wedding Cake

A wedding cake with with a light lemon mousse filling and fresh raspberries.  Requires refrigeration. My husband’s cousin wanted a summery wedding cake with lemon and raspberry. I found a recipe from Epicurious here and it was delicious. The changes we made:  added […]

The Best Chocolate Cupcake Recipe

One of our friends was having her 40th birthday party and decided to have a huge birthday bash. We volunteered to make cupcakes and then she told us it was for 140 people. We decided to make 160 cupcakes. She […]

Books and Tools

Best Muffin / Cupcake Pan

If you look closely at muffin pans today, they have a seam for each cup as they are manufactured in separate pieces.  This creates a hard to clean seam that requires very fine tools to clean.  In addition, flimsy metal requires […]