The Jewish holiday of Purim is in a few days. This festive holiday, commonly celebrated with wild costume parties and drunken escapades, commemorates the time when the Jewish people living in Persia were saved from extermination. The villain of the Purim, a man named Haman, is remembered by the traditional food of the holiday – the Hamentaschen. Continue reading
How are you celebrating Mardi Gras? Not everyone can go to New Orleans to attend the parades. Chances are that you’re eating some Fat Tuesday-themed goodies, such as King Cake. I’ve never been to Mardi Gras or even tried King Cake – maybe the artificial colorings used to decorate the cakes is a bit too scary for me! Continue reading
One of my favorite parts of recipe development is using ingredients in unexpected ways. After all, anyone can open up a bag of delicious granola and toss it with some creamy coconut yogurt, or spread a thick schmear of seed-nut butter on a slice of toast. But to use those products differently, in an innovative way, takes a bit of creativity. Continue reading
When it’s cold outside, there’s no place I’d rather be than in my kitchen. I find the blustery days to be the best days for cooking and baking projects. My kitchen gets extra-warm from the heat of the oven and the stovetop, and promises of delicious food keeps me feeling cozy and warm, even when it’s frigid outside. Continue reading
When you have a specific dietary preference, whether due to your health philosophy or due to an allergy or illness, finding ingredients to replace the ones which you can no longer eat can be a challenge. I adopted a gluten-free diet several years ago, at the Continue reading
Nothing says I LOVE YOU like chocolate.
What chocolates do I want from my Valentine? Dear Coco Chocolates, without a doubt!
Valentine’s Day is around the corner…”tis the season for gifts of chocolate and sweets! There are a myriad of choices when it comes to eating chocolate, but I demand the best! Continue reading
We’re all on a search for something better. For the next best thing, the next big find. I’ve been on the search for the best chocolate chip cookie recipe for years now, and I think I’ve finally found what I’ve been looking for. And it was right under my nose, or inside my head… Continue reading