COOKING WITH FRIENDS

“A good cook is like a sorceress who dispenses happiness.”   – Elsa Schiaparelli Hi there, Today I want to share with you a recipe that my dear friend Roe shared with me. Roe is a wonderful cook and even more wonderful friend. She grew up in an area that is affectionately known as South Philly….

PASTA E CECI ALLA ROMANO

“Everything you see I owe to pasta.” SOPHIA LOREN Hi there, Last week we had a winter storm that dumped a lot of snow over the course of two days. On “snow days” my thoughts always run to a nice warm homemade pot of soup. I started to go through my pantry to get inspired…

Asparagus Soup – spring is bustin out all over

Hi there, When I was a very young woman I moved to New Jersey. I was befriended by Joanne. Joanne was like a glass of Prosecca – she just bubbled. She made everything fun. She loved to entertain and cook and her attitude toward food could be defined by her signature statement, “you don’t have…

CRAZY COVID COOKING-saving our sanity through sharing recipes

“We should look for someone to eat and drink with before looking for something to eat and drink.” – Epicurus Hi there, During the height of the pandemic last year somehow a group of women friends formed a text chain. We laughed and cried together snd shared recipes. When the pandemic started to wind down…

WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH – let’s hear it for the girls

“The word “power” just ruins my idea of breakfast.” Marian Cunningham I was out of town last week and I missed the final Thursday in March. So I am a day late but not a dollar short with the subject of this post. For my final salute to female chef’s I am going to talk…

BROWNIE CHEESECAKE – for when chocolate just isn’t enough

Hi there, I am going to share with you a super easy recipe for a bundt cake. This cake is so decadent that you might have to go to confession after you make it for leading everyone into temptation. “A basic rule of baking is that, in general, it’s almost impossible to make an inedible…

WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH – let’s hear it for the girls

Hi there, My friend Nancy sent me the suggestion to write about Sara Foster. Thank you Nancy. It was terrific fun learning about Sara. Sara Foster is a chef, restaurant owner and a cookbook author who lives in Durham, North Carolina. She is the founder and owner of the gourmet cafe and market Foster’s Market,…

CARROT GINGER SOUP – It’s whats up Doc!

“Carrots are devine…You get a dozen for a dime. It’s maaaa-gic!” Bugs Bunny Hi there, I opened the refrigerator the other day in search of ingredients to make soup. The goal was to make a low sodium, low fat soup that I could have for lunch that week. I looked at the huge carrots that…

WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH – Let’s hear it for the girls

“You could probably get through life without knowing how to roast a chicken, but the question is, would you want to?” Nigella Lawson Hi there, March is Women’s History Month. So for the next four weeks and I am going to write about a woman chef who you may not be familiar with. Today I…

MEATLOAF – So many versions, so little time

“To have a basic ingredient that can be prepared a million different ways is a beautiful thing.” Alice Waters Hi there, The recipe I am going to share today is for meatloaf. It seems from my research that we humans have been eating meatloaf for a very long time. There are competing histories, including the…