Translating Traditions

Connecting with family traditions always seems especially important this time of year.   I remember my mom’s recipe box was that dated olive green plastic that matched the living room curtains and modeled green wall-to-wall carpet. Don’t laugh, that was in style when?...

Citrus Spiced Olives

‘Tis the season of getting together.  From a small dinners, to holiday parties, to neighbors stopping by for a chat, you never know when an occasion will arise.  I like to be prepared with a few ready-made foods that I can put out, or quickly put into a small mason...

Flavors of Summer

  Quick…what are your favorite flavors of summer? So many I know, but three are at the heart of summer cooking – tomatoes, corn and basil. Love ‘em! In season and as fresh and local as your back yard garden, or at least your nearest farmers market, these flavors are...

Thanksgiving Cooking Classes

Thanksgiving is just around the corner…believe it or not!  And, I have a couple of cooking classes to get us all in the mood to have fun in the kitchen! It’s all about having a good time and experiencing easy-to-do-at-home great ideas that will make your...

Nothing in the House but Spanish Rice

It was one of those evenings… time to cook dinner, but there was nothing in the house.  Nothing, but bits and dabs of this and that, none of which seemed to go together…at first.  But these bits of this and that became the makings for something excitingly...

Fourth of July at Libby’s Luncheonette

From water ice to foods off the grill, the 4th of July is a celebration!  Find out how your celebration can unite the tastes of the nation.  Plus. a homemade recipe for water ice so delicious, who would think it’s healthy?  And if you’ve ever wondered...