Lemonade: Use Your Lemons Wisely!!

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Yesterday was a day that involved making a bit of lemonade – see ‘recipe’ below. 😉  I spent most of my day waiting on someone to come out to the house to finish the final piece of a project. He had made an appointment…said he would be here between 11:00-12:00. When 1:30 arrived and I still had not even heard from him, I contacted the company. They told me he should be there already. Long story short, Continue reading

Popcorn: Economical – and Healthy – Snacking!

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Holiday Eating is Over…Popcorn to the Rescue!

My holidays were filled with family and friends…and lots of food. Good food. Food that I don’t eat as an everyday thing. Cookies, Fruitcake, Candy…Eggnog, a variety of breads, lots of cheeses and other rich cream-based goodies. There were potlucks and formal sit down dinners. All filled with things I don’t eat on a normal basis. And this is where popcorn enters the picture… Continue reading

Fruitcake Season Has Arrived!

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Emeril’s Creole Christmas Fruitcake

The scene: Playing in the background is my favorite Christmas music compilation with “Merry Christmas, Baby” specifically being belted out at the moment (an amazing rendition sung by me and B.B. King); Soon-to-be-in-my-oven: a dozen individual fruitcakes!

December has arrived!

Welcome to the holiday season and all the stress, anxiety, eating, and fun that comes with it! Once you throw in a spritz of Cousin Joe’s dysfunctional family you are now ready to set up your January therapy appointments!!

This is the time of year I often pass along home-baked goodies to my friends and family. Some of my favorite handouts Continue reading

Bread Baking with Sourdough Starter: Lula Rises!

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Bread. Who doesn’t love bread??

Bread has such esteem in this world that it is often the tongue-in-cheek term for money. Valuable. Necessary. And the process of making it – the mixing, the kneading, the shaping – is soul enhancing. The kneading alone is an excellent way to work through angst and anger and frustrations. That in itself is enough of a reason for me to bake bread.

Bread is a miracle worker. Continue reading