barkie3

While the rest of the world is baking cookies and creating holiday food gifts for their friends and families for Christmas, I decided to mosey into the kitchen and make some treats for my pups. You see, I gave up on Christmas this year. With my knee replacement surgery in October, the past two months […]

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Pumpkin Butter

November 15, 2012 5 Comments

gift2

Well hello there. It’s been a while. I’ve been out of commission and out of the kitchen for the past month. I had a little thing done like a new knee installed in my body.  My new knee and I are still getting acquainted. I’m learning how to bend it again and how to walk […]

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pumpkinyogurt

Do you remember how I said I like eating frozen lemonade out of a can? Well, I’m even worse with pumpkin pie filling. Right before I pour the filling into the crust, I pour a little bit in a separate cup and treat myself to a little sinful indulgence – raw eggs and all! Here’s […]

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French Apple Tart

October 8, 2012 5 Comments

appletart

Surgery is a week away and this weekend, I just wanted to play in my kitchen as I know I soon will be learning to ‘let go’ as my Hubby and daughter take over preparing meals. We were headed to our friend’s house for dinner and I wanted to bring something special for dessert. Hubby […]

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casserole

Whoo! What a week this has been! I’m supposed to be slowing down preparing for my knee replacement surgery in a few weeks and life is escalating around me! I don’t mind as I seem to thrive on chaos. And when life hands you chaos – make a casserole! Casseroles offer comfort to the family […]

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Beef Stew

September 29, 2012 One Comment

bowlofstew

Hello Fall! I’m so ready for you…apples, pumpkins, soups and stews! We just returned from a vacation in Las Vegas where the temperatures were in the 90’s and the only green we saw was money being thrown on the tables. Coming home, I welcomed the cool, crisp nights and the beginnings of the beautiful colors […]

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Gluten Free Cornbread

September 28, 2012 One Comment

cornbread

Whoa! As soon as I think I have my cooking, my blog and kitchen under control – I get blindsided by another challenge. Thank goodness I love challenges but this time I’m heading down an alley I know nothing about. Gluten free cooking. That’s right, my youngest daughter who is living with us while she […]

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Noodle Kugel

September 14, 2012 No Comments

plated kugel

Today is a melancholy day – this week would have been Nonnie’s birthday. Two years ago, Nonnie left us for a better place. It was her time and she left behind warm memories and a large footprint on everyone’s life. Nonnie was my girls’ Jewish grandmother always making traditional Jewish foods like mandel bread, matzo […]

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