Make-Ahead Mashed Potatoes

What’s the best thing about mashed potatoes? How fluffy, buttery and delicious they are, right? But there’s a dark side — all that peeling, chopping, boiling and mashing by hand the morning of a big meal, which almost makes you dread having them. Well, not anymore. As I mentioned in my Christmas Dinner post, I… Continue reading Make-Ahead Mashed Potatoes


Merry Christmas 2012!

With the sincerest apologies for not posting for two weeks — explanation coming later — I’m back with a preview of our Christmas menu, with more recipes coming soon! We are hosting Mark’s parents and my mom again this year, plus my brother, Mark’s grandfather, and our wonderful friend Sue. It’s just what I love… Continue reading Merry Christmas 2012!


German Apple Pancake

Looking for the perfect festive, filling thing to serve your house guests on Christmas morning? Look no further than the German Apple Pancake.  This is a recipe my aunt gave me a few years ago, after we had it for breakfast on Christmas morning at her house in Florida. Health food it ain’t — but… Continue reading German Apple Pancake

Tips and Tricks

Tips from Gail Simmons on budget-wise cooking

Check out these great tips from Top Chef’s Gail Simmons on how to “Eat Well and Cook Like a Pro on a Budget,” courtesy of my favorite financial advice site, Learnvest. If you’ve never been there, check it out! And be sure to share YOUR favorite tips for saving money and eating well with me… Continue reading Tips from Gail Simmons on budget-wise cooking