Monthly Archives: December 2014

  1. Retro Recipes Caesar Salad

    Retro Recipes Caesar Salad

    Lettuce Start from the very beginning As a foodie and regular entertainer, I often ask people to share their favorite foods, especially if they will be a guest at my home for dinner.  I like to re-create foods that...

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  2. Spice Up Your Life

    Spice Up Your Life

    Spices and herbs There are plenty of wonderful vintage items you might want to inherit from your grandmother, but spices shouldn't be one of them, especially if your grandma was anything like this customer's: "My dearly departed grandmother, bless...

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  3. Set Tea Free: Cooking with Tea

    Set Tea Free: Cooking with Tea

    During these cold months, the idea of settling down with a warm mug of tea is becoming more appealing. But there are other options for incorporating tea into your life. Set tea free outside of the mug, and see how cooking...

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  4. Indian Cuisine: Chicken Saag with Basmati Rice

    Indian Cuisine: Chicken Saag with Basmati Rice

    Chicken Saag Indian cuisine is infinitely flavorful, and full of spicy, savory tones and lots of great vegetables.   This dish can be made with chicken, or fried tofu for a true vegetarian version.  Frozen or fresh spinach works perfectly...

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  5. Dark Stout Beef Stew

    Dark Stout Beef Stew

    Beef Stew One of my favorite British inspired recipes is a dark stout Beef Stew.  It is surprisingly easy to make, and can be done with either fresh or canned tomatoes.   It is often served in a sour-dough bread bowl...

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  6. Meatless Monday - The Secret Remains in the Roasting

    Meatless Monday - The Secret Remains in the Roasting

    The question of this Holiday Season continues, but where are you getting your protein if you are not eating meat?  There are so many foods that offer protein sources besides meat.  There are vegetables and fruits and quinoa and...

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  7. Retro Recipes The Classic Cookie

    Retro Recipes The Classic Cookie

    Chocolate Chip Cookie Peanut Butter Chips Cookies This past week we have been baking cookies for our shoppers in The Cook’s Warehouse in Atlanta.  It is funny how a warm cookie can make just about anyone smile.  No matter...

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  8. Easy Eggnog Cupcakes

    Easy Eggnog Cupcakes

    Holiday Eggnog Cupcakes These delicious eggnog cupcakes are not only quick, but easy too. They are a great way to celebrate the holiday season using a treat most people enjoy. Cupcake Ingredients: 1 (16 ounce) package of cake mix 1 1/4...

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  9. It Is Not Christmas Without The Christmas Pudding

    It Is Not Christmas Without The Christmas Pudding

    Christmas Pudding Christmas pudding is traditionally served at the end of Christmas dinner.  It is a steamed brown pudding containing raisins, cherries, and nuts.  The pudding is traditionally covered in brandy and then lit as it is being brought to

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  10. Spicing Up Shortbread for the Holidays

    Spicing Up Shortbread for the Holidays

    Shortbread Cookies With beginnings in Medieval Scotland and England, Shortbread was once a luxury reserved for special occasions, such as weddings and New Year's feasts. It is now perhaps associated primarily with Christmas. But its beginnings were h

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