Monthly Archives: May 2014

Pecan Pralines From Your Microwave

Pralines, believe it or not, originated in France – but not in the form we know them today. They were finely ground nuts, usually coated with chocolate (!) or used as part of cakes and other pastries. Over the years, … Continue reading

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Butterscotch Carrots

I’ve often wondered if carrots would have been as popular as they are if it weren’t for Bugs Bunny! I always got a chuckle out of his antics, and the wondrous voice of Mel Blanc who made Bugs talk, almost … Continue reading

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Smokin’ Chipotle Broccoli Slaw

This is the start of Memorial Day Weekend and the Official launch of the summer grilling season. Yes, I know, we Southern Californians grill all year long but sometimes, we have to give a nod to how the rest of … Continue reading

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Individual Lasagna Boats

Most people really like lasagna and there are so many ways to tinker with the standard recipe. In fact, many Italian cooks don’t even have a recipe for it! They just make one of their wonderful spaghetti sauces, mix up … Continue reading

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What’s in YOUR Haystack?

For those of you allergic to peanuts – don’t go away! This can be made just as successfully (if not more so) with almond butter! Just sub-in one for the other. Or try walnut butter, or make up your own … Continue reading

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Salmon Purses with Dill Pesto

Yes, when lady salmon go out to dinner, of course they carry purses! Most ladies carry purses – in fact, some men do, too, called a man bag! These salmon purses are really neat little appetizers to wow your guests … Continue reading

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Beet Preserves

Now that Passover is finished for another year, I am putting away all my Passover recipes. As I mentioned, I spent part of Passover with my family in Cleveland and hoped to make something that my Father absolutely loved – … Continue reading

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